It’s hard to believe we are halfway through the school year!

Make your school’s final month of the calendar year a “December to remember” by documenting your chapter or council’s holiday service projects on social media with #EngageInChange and adding them to the National Student Project Database.

#EngageInChange is a simple idea that fosters participation in change at local levels, from all students, to make the world a better and brighter place. The hashtag is part of our student-driven Global Citizenship Initiative. Everyone can get involved, especially chapters and councils, as they lead and activate their peers through food and toy drives, holiday meal cooking, and other acts of service.

With winter break in sight, teachers, school leaders, and student leaders are all in need of rejuvenation. We hope that you will indeed pause and rejuvenate, so you are energized and ready for the second half of the school year.

Something that can help with rejuvenation is to look to the future. In this issue, we highlight some ideas on the value of summer immersion programs and how such an experience might be a good fit for student leaders. Winter is the perfect time to start dreaming of summer and planning for new experiences.

As we invoke a new calendar year, we want to express our gratitude to you for helping us shepherd student leadership at your schools. You are always there to give to your students, and that makes all of our futures brighter.

See you in the new year!

Nara Lee
Director of National Honor Societies

Ann Postlewaite
Director of Student Programs