Jefferson Awards Students in Action Southwest Students in Action is a service group dedicated to building a culture of service at Southwest. Students meet weekly during zero hour or lunch to plan service activites that benefit the school community, local community and global community. Students in Action was launched in 2006 by the Jefferson Awards Foundation and Deloite to develop high school students into community leaders. Currently active in 300 schools in communities across the US, the program encourages students to positively impact their schools, communities and world. http://studentsinaction.jeffersonawards.org Student leaders from all activites at Southwest are welcome to particapate in leadership trainings at the University of Minnesota twice a year where they will learn project management skills that will enhance engagement, track their impact and tell their stories to inspire others. Students are also welcome to participate in a year end competition that culminates with a trip to Washington D.C. in June.
Advisor: Connie Overhue
We leverage our network of Media Partners, corporations, universities, local governments and non-profits to reach and promote the work of SIA schools and student leaders.
Develop current and future leadership potential within students.
Promote the value of service and grow volunteerism within the school community.
Measure the impact of volunteerism and reward efforts to develop measurement systems.
The Seven Goals help students build LEADERSHIP skills, supports their efforts to ENGAGE others in volunteer service, and results in positive IMPACT for their local communities.