National Student Leadership Week

Student leaders make significant contributions to the climate and culture of their schools and communities, and it’s important to celebrate that! National Student Leadership Week (NSLW) is an annual theme-based week dedicated to recognizing and supporting the vital role of student leaders. Since its origin stemming from a U.S. Presidential proclamation in 1972, NSLW has been a national celebration of students sponsored by National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Student Council. As part of the week, chapters and councils are encouraged to plan a special project to show how their work and ingenuity positively impacts the school and community.

NSLW 2020 will occur April 19–25 and celebrate this year’s theme, “Leadership in Lights.” Join us in putting a spotlight on amazing student leaders by sharing stories about how they make a difference in your schools and your community.

Visit for special activity ideas, suggested social media posts, and resources to help you continue to honor student leadership. Check #NSLW2020 on social media for more ideas and inspiration.