From the Directors

We know that school leaders help each other all the time by sharing tips and advice. For our advisers, we have the Adviser Online Communities—one for NHS and NJHS and the other for NatStuCo—which are great resources for help on managing and facilitating chapters and councils. Check out our roundup of topics in this issue where fellow advisers are supporting each other.

This time of year, students are getting in the groove of school activities and becoming closer with peers. Forming relationships and navigating new environments are two ways they can build character, which is why we are focusing on character development, diversity, and inclusion in this installment of Advise.

Now is also a great time to add your fall civic engagement activities into the online National Student Project Database. If you need more ideas about how to get involved, you can easily search the database. Civic engagement is also the focus of this issue’s Participation Station, so be sure to share that with your student leaders.

Lastly, we hope that you and your student leaders plan to join us at one of the three LEAD Conferences held throughout the school year, where you will have the opportunity for leadership training from your fellow advisers and leadership experts from around the country.

As the season of Thanksgiving falls upon us, we are grateful for each of you and appreciate how you nurture the student leaders in your schools.

Nara Lee
Director of National Honor Societies

Ann Postlewaite
Director of Student Programs