This is a CoP community is built around leadership and teaching. I see leadership as an important part of growth and development of our young people. Whether strong and outgoing or a quiet and reflective, all students should know the basics of what it means to lead a group. I believe that giving students leadership opportunities engages them in their community leading to stronger and better learning opportunities.
I'm interested in sharing how others run student leadership opportunities and being a clearinghouse for developmentally appropriate activities for students.

From "The TED Talk on the right from Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life's most valuable lesson: "I can." Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents."

This is what I believe student leadership does for students. It empowers them to solve world problems and become "I can" citizens.

If you blog, tweet, or post any social media around this CoP, please use the #studentleaders hash tag.


Alex Ragone

Kiran Bir Sethi teaches kids to take charge

Student Leadership Programs:

Programs Encouraging Student Leadership:

Books, Articles and Media About Student Leadership:

external image 51YtjjPy3GL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg
The Leader in Me:
Stephen R. Covey's
external image 51PQNSn-v5L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg
Tom Rath and Donald Clifton
external image 41I4OtWM14L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
external image gcli_logo2.jpg
Gardner, Carney Leadership Institute resources -- Books, Videos, Articles on Leadership and Leadership Development