NatStuCo Update

With the academic year coming to a close, it’s time to look ahead and begin planning for next year. NatStuCo is dedicated to providing you and your students with the support you need to make your council a success. Take the time to refamiliarize yourself with these resources as you gear up for the next academic year.

Adviser Online Community

The value of having a support system cannot be overstated. Even with the support of colleagues in your school, having access to fresh perspectives, new approaches, and outside advice is invaluable. The Adviser Online Community is a great place to ask questions, bounce ideas off your peers, and gather input from veteran advisers. With a wealth of accumulated knowledge and experience, the community provides a truly collaborative platform. Explore these discussion topics and more:

  • Student program relationships
  • Best practices
  • Quick and profitable fundraisers
  • Project planning resources
  • Student council awards
  • Installation ceremony templates

Join this expanding network of fellow advisers across the country today. Or, if you’re already a member, start a discussion in the community or explore the different discussion threads. You never know when your experiences might provide the insight that someone else needs. Log on at https://community.nassp.org with your existing adviser ID and password.

Adviser Resource Center

The Adviser Resource Center is your hub, with information on everything from council operations, planning projects, elections, and more! Incoming advisers have a section dedicated just to them, so if you’re transitioning your duties next year, be sure to share this resource with your successor. Even for seasoned advisers, it’s good to refamiliarize yourself with the available resources, such as the comprehensive documents and templates for everything from drafting your council constitution and bylaws to press releases and social media guidance. Explore the resource center at www.NatStuCo.org/ARC.

National Student Project Database

With more than 8,500 projects and counting, the National Student Project Database offers endless inspiration for your student council’s next activity. Perhaps there’s something appropriate for summertime that your council wants to tackle. Or, if you’re considering an ambitious project, consider brainstorming ideas now to give your students perspective and additional time to plan for the upcoming academic year.

The National Student Project Database allows you to search for project ideas using keywords, school information, project type, project size, project location, and more. See what other schools have achieved and begin planning how your students will engage with their community. Visit www.NatStuCo.org/projects to get started.

For Your Planning Purposes

August

Application process opens for the National Council of Excellence Awards

November

November 15–17: LEAD DC Fall Conference

January

January 31–February 2: LEAD DC Winter Conference

February

February 28–March 1: LEAD Chicago Conference