Motivating Peers to Participate
By Lyn Fiscus
One of the staples on school calendars is a canned food drive, often held during the winter holiday season. Student leaders are charged with organizing the drive and motivating their peers to bring in nonperishable food for it. People are familiar with this activity and usually participate because they know others need their help. But sometimes participation can be a bit lackluster—ho hum another food drive, let’s see, what cans of food I don’t like can I dig out of mom’s pantry to turn in? How do you get your peers excited about participating in a food drive and making an impact on hunger in your community? Try some of these approaches....
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Leadership and Citizenship
The VSCA is a leadership learning organization of the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP) that serves student leaders from private and public schools throughout the Commonwealth.
The VSCA provides opportunities to practice the citizenship skills necessary for effective participation in our democratic society. Our organization encourages the formation, development and expansion of student councils in all schools in Virginia and among all students in grades kindergarten through high school.
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