Need a fun way to parade around and promote school clubs, groups, teams, committees, or organizations, but don’t have the resources it takes to pull off a full-scale float down Main Street? Ask a local retailer to donate several carts to your school for a shopping cart parade fundraiser! Give students the chance to “vote” on their favorite decorated shopping cart by donating money or goods to parade participants in various categories. Best of all, you’ll likely get plenty of wacky, creative, and memorable photos to post online to help raise money for future events.

Celebrate National Student Leadership Week (NSLW) April 15–21, now marking its 46th year. Join the NSLW conversation on social media and connect with peers as you plan innovative and engaging activities. Be sure to follow #NSLW2018 on the NHS, NJHS, and NatStuCo social media channels for news and tips about ways to celebrate the week.

You’re in luck! The #MakingGlobalChange Instagram contest has been extended through May 31, 2018. That means you have a few more months to share how you or your school is thinking globally and acting locally. Need some inspiration? Visit for tons of photos and links to projects and activities. Post to Instagram soon using the hashtag for a chance to win $100 for your council or chapter to pay it forward to its favorite cause!

Connecting with peers and sharpening leadership skills was a blast at #LEADDC in January! Be sure to post all your exciting photos on social media using the hashtag. The momentum hasn’t stopped; we take LEAD to Chicago, February 16–18. See you at #LEADCHI.

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