Students In Action empowers students to think big, choose their own public service passion, engage their entire school and broader communities, and create maximum impact.
Launched in 2006 by the Jefferson Awards Foundation and Deloitte, Students In Action develops high school students into community leaders. Currently active in 300 high schools in communities across the U.S., the program encourages students to positively impact their schools, communities and world.
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.
Students In Action Leader
Students form teams and join other schools at regional leadership training conferences
They use skills learned in Team Building, Values and Ethics, Leadership, Assessing Community Needs, and Project Planning to carry out activities that help build a culture of service in their schools
Students come together for a second round of training to develop skills in the areas of Fundraising, Marketing, Media, Project Management and Tracking Impact
They use skills learned to grow service, plan successful events, share service stories, and to have a measurable impact on the wider community
Teams prepare written report and oral presentation for the Spring Competition
Teams attend the Spring Competition and Celebration
Top scoring teams represent their regions at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Students keep in touch with their teammates and encourage summer volunteer activities
SIA is currently active in 400 high schools in communities across the United States.
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