The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board's Advanced Student Leadership program provides students with the tools, training, skill sets, and opportunities to lead small groups, plan and execute detailed events and activities, and develop the essential leadership and followership skills of the individual and team. Students are given meaningful roles to effect real change in our communities through the development and practice of these leadership skills.
ASLeaders set out on a new trajectory that transforms the way that they think, act and engage with the world around them.
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Since 2008, we have been helping students to develop their Leadership IQ as they take action to have a positive impact in their community.
We are moving young people from spectator, to participant, to stakeholder in a learning environment.
Every student has unique abilities, but what they sometimes lack are meaningful opportunities. By linking the learning in the classroom to real world experiences, students begin to gain confidence, develop empathy, critical thinking and understanding as well as progressively developing the tools necessary to lead.
ASL helps students to explore their interests, talents and to pursue their passions while serving a need in our schools, communities, and around the world.
Advanced Student Leadership is a trans-formative, multi year training process that equips young people with the skills required by tomorrow's CEOs and community leaders as they take on meaningful leadership responsibilities now.
ASLeaders understand the team. Team building and effective teamwork is an art form that students learn through their dynamic roles throughout their years in the program. Students are immersed in team building, team management and communication, and evaluated teamwork.
Advanced Student Leadership - Brochure
Mens Sana In Corpore Sano Ut Prosim Aliis
A healthy mind in a healthy body in service to others.
Mind - We know that words without actions are meaningless.
Starting in grade 5, students begin to learn to lead. Students progress as leaders by understanding the exchange between followers and leaders. Over the years, each student explores their talents and different opportunities as they begin to understand their world and their roles in it with local, national and global community initiatives.
Body - We know that actions without understanding are empty.
Moving from intention to purposeful actions draw students and adults together. Through the art of team building, leaders learn to work to address needs in their community in sustainable and meaningful ways.
Soul - We know that inaction is impossible.
Everyone has a role. Everyone has opportunity. Everyone has a place. Students are encouraged to use the skills that they are learning in the classroom to move from bystander, to active participant, to dynamic leader in the pursuit for excellence as we seek a better world. This is leadership in service to the team and the wider world.
"What leadership meant and still means to me now is the fire to not only change yourself but to change those around you and to affect them in a way that will be with them forever. To be an example of respect, of love and of true leadership and that is not something that can be bought and is truly priceless."
Jessica Williams - 2013 Graduate