We know that words without actions are meaningless.

We know that actions without understanding are empty.

We know that inaction is impossible.

"We do not go where the path may lead.

We go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

WELCOME!

Advanced Student Leadership invests in and positions young people to be the generators of ripples to better their world coming forth from Laval, Quebec, Canada.

This website is a work space for Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board student leaders from grade 5 to grade 11 in our school community.

We are building connections to enhance the Leadership IQ, support their teams, engage in active volunteerism, and to foster collaboration.

On this site you will find:

  • Information about Advanced Student Leadership
  • LIVE events, seminars, conferences and videos (just click the event on the Home page to join a live event)
  • Elementary and junior and senior high school working group documents, schedules, projects, field trip forms and events
  • Model The Way: Mentoring, Citizenship, Volunteerism, Trips and Camps, Alumni
  • CAMPING & TRIPS, get your bag and come on an ADVENTUROUS LEADERSHIP JOURNEY
  • Links to our social media accounts and online campaigns
  • and much, much more...


School Websites and Social Media

LIVE ONLINE EVENTS

Pink In The City - Tulip Fundraiser - May, 2018

MAY 23, 2018

ASLeaders from Laval Junior Academy

&

Laval Senior Academy will be presenting at the

SWLSB Council of Commissioners.

Permission - May 23 SWLSB Mock Council.pdf

ASLeaders from Souvenir and Jules Verne Elementary schools are meeting with Quebec's leaders on

May 31, 2018

at the National Assembly in Quebec City

with MNA Mr. Guy Ouellette.

You can follow along on Facebook.

TERRY FOX ELEMENTARY'S LEADERSHIP CLUB'S

9th BIKE COLLECTION!

Donate a bike for someone who needs it!

The Model The Way Honours are a ceremony to recognize SWLSB leaders and volunteers who have dedicated their time and energy in significant ways to lead and to positively impact their school, community, province, country, and communities around the world.

Thank you to our Model The Way Honours partners!

STUDENTS WITH TICKETS WILL NEED TO RSVP HERE

until JUNE 1!

Tickets are no longer valid after June 1.

WE ARE RETURNING TO

COSTA RICA

SPRING BREAK 2019!

ASLeaders will be a part of a life changing experience as they learn about sustainability, participate in service with our BriBri partners at Akberie school, and live the Pura Vida life!

This trip is open to grade 10 and 11 students.

For more information on how you can join us please email: djohnson@swlauriersb.qc.ca

DISNEY INSTITUTE TRIP 2019

ASLeaders will explore Disney insights that can help to transform the way that they think about their leadership abilities.

We are going to the Disney Institute to learn from a global leader in the

Spring of 2019.

An information meeting will take place in early June for interested 2018/19 grade 8 students at Laval Junior Academy.

PURPOSE of the trip: To expose Advanced Student Leaders to top level leadership and business training and thinking by taking leadership courses at the Disney Institute at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Learning Objectives:

After completing Disney Leadership Strategies, participants will be able to demonstrate leadership skills and the value of effective leadership by doing the following:

  • Articulate 3 distinct leadership styles and the primary strength of each
  • Articulate the relationship between Disney Cast Member excellence, guest satisfaction and business results and its application to the SWLSB school community.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the benefits of employee training and development as a means of creating successful empowerment.
  • Discuss and demonstrate recognition and its value and its application to the SWLSB school community.
  • Articulate the role of communication in developing and implementing business objectives and its application to the SWLSB school community.
  • Demonstrate responsible leadership in service to team members within the SWLSB school community.

Anticipated dates? Spring 2019. It will be a 5 day trip from Thursday night to Monday afternoon.

Cost? We are in the process of confirming.

What is the next step? We will have a student and parent meeting in early June.

More info?or to get on the 'information list' email Daniel Johnson; djohnson@swlauriersb.qc.ca

DOEIntBrochure_3P_EN_QC_.pdf

BROCHURE - click to download

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO COMPLETE

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award!

EMAIL: asl@swlsb.ca for more info.

Shoe Bank Canada Champion!!

Terry Fox Elementary School's Leadership Club has collected over 300 pairs of shoes to help Shoe Bank Canada put shoes on Canadians in need.

The Leadership Club under the leadership of Ms. Sommer and Ms. Siokas have collected shoes that will be delivered to Shoe Bank Canada, a not-for-profit social enterprise committed to ensuring that no Canadian should want for a decent pair of shoes. The organization has distributed more than 40,000 pairs of shoes across Canada to date.

Special thanks to Fedex for sponsoring all of the shipping!!

Our ASLeader's Tedx Youth Laval Talks will be available on the TED network in late May and posted here!


Congratulations and great job!

LEST WE FORGET LIGHT

We are creating a small 3D printed, LED light that is programmed to flash ‘Lest We Forget’ in Morse Code to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The lights will be for any and all Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

Every night the lights will turn on at sunset and turn off at sunrise as they are powered by solar batteries.

See the demo here: https://youtu.be/W7RQklCX5Go

Get involved by emailing here: djohnson@swlauriersb.qc.ca

EVERY SOUP SOLD BENEFITS A VETERAN IN NEED!

OP Veteran SOUP launch at Laval Senior Academy!

Students are using their Corner Store for good. The store is run by our WOTP program and supported by our Advanced Student Leadership and Learners Without Borders teams.

Every soup sold raises funds to provide warm meals to veterans through OPERATION VETERAN every day.

Thank you Dr. Kavanagh and the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

"The Advanced Student Leadership (ASL) program has been a part of me for the last number of years. The program has been a very important part of my personal and professional life.

As a Human Resources professional part of my responsibilities is interviewing candidates for vacant positions. At times, the need of the organization is to find eager, bright and talented young leaders that will learn, develop and grow. These candidates arise from their successful completion of post-secondary education and are generally graduates from the private-sector secondary school system.

The ASL program at Laval Senior Academy (LSA) directly competes with these private-sector schools and in many cases surpasses them. The life-skills that the ASL Alumni have gained provide them with an upper hand in the very competitive post-secondary education system.

In my private life, I have been a parent-volunteer to this program while my daughter attended LSA (Laval Liberty High School at that time) and even though my daughter graduated a few years ago, I remained part of the ASL family but now as a Consultant/Mentor. The life experiences that I have been exposed to though my association with the ASL is beyond words. To be able to be part of a family of so many great individuals with a common thread (developing our youth to become exceptional leaders) has been, and continues to be, an incredible feeling of accomplishment. I am forever grateful to the ASL family."

George Papathanasopoulos

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