High School Programs

Building Leaders for Life

Through a wide variety of workshops, retreats, camps and conferences, the Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL) serves students in grades 9 through 12 with its high school programs. Students participating in high school programs learn the necessary skills to prepare for everything from a spirited homecoming week in the fall, to a successful anti-bullying campaign in the spring. Each program is designed around specific goals and objectives in five primary areas:

  • Communication skills

  • Group process

  • Managerial skills

  • Self-awareness

  • Human relation skills

High school programs run year round and across the state. 




Advanced Student Leadership Opportunities

Curriculum and Publications

The second edition of AWSL's groundbreaking high school leadership curriculum, Building Leaders for Life, is available today. This 400+ page curriculum guide contains a comprehensive Getting Started section, almost 94 lessons and activities in 5 content areas, and a collection of organizational tools and assessments. Included is a PDF of all 137 lesson handouts. This update of the 1992 classic will be an invaluable addition to any leadership program's library.

Visit our Publications page for more information and an order form to purchase your own copy. of Building Leaders for Life.

Equity and Diversity

AWSL has been a nationwide leader in bringing equity to the forefront of leadership for decades. As a continuation of that legacy AWSP has adopted an Equity and Diversity focus for it’s current Strategic Plan. In implementing that focus, AWSL has been pursuing several equity policies and programs to push ourselves to better represent all students in the state of Washington. To explore the work we’ve been doing on equity, diversity and access, please peruse our Equity Initiatives.