Each month, LeadLines will feature an activity, resource guide and corresponding curriculum lesson that match the month's theme.

November: The Process of Decision Making



This Month's News & Notes...

  Regional Connect – Host an Event!

Host a Regional Connect event for your center! MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership is currently accepting applications to be one of our 2018 Regional Connect host schools. This unique opportunity allows your student crew to learn new skillsets around planning, logistical focus, promotional and event execution at the state level (plus, its fun!). Our Regional hosts work in collaboration with the MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership office to create an unforgettable experience for schools from across the state. Ready to take on the challenge? Submit your application to host a Regional event today!

  What's in a Name? American Indian Mascots and Schools

Written by Kevin Sutton, Attorney and Partner at Lusk Albertson PLC

October in America. Friday night, watch the Cleveland Indians in an MLB playoff game. On Saturday, see the CMU Chippewas battle on the college football gridiron. On Sunday afternoon, catch the Washington Redskins fight for reign in the NFL.

American Indian symbols are pervasive in our society, particularly as mascots for schools and athletic teams. And while many schools and professional teams have attempted to minimize the imagery associated with the use of such mascots – see, for example, the Cleveland Indians deliberate move away from the prominent use of "Chief Wahoo" on their uniforms – the names and the mascots for these teams and schools largely remain. Read more here.

  MCAN Seeks Placement of College Advisers for 2018

Since 2015, the Michigan College Access Network's (MCAN) AdviseMI program has embedded well-trained, dedicated, near-peer college advisers in high schools that serve significant numbers of low-income and first generation college-going students. The goal of the program is to increase the number of high school students who enter and complete postsecondary education. The advisers are recent college graduates from partner higher education institutions. Read more here.

  Fastweb Scholarships

It's that time of year! Please pass along some helpful information on available scholarship opportunities from FastWeb! Now with a brand new mobile app, students are automatically matched with available scholarships that match their profile. There are also lots of leadership scholarships to apply for. What a time to be alive! Read more here.

  Leadership is Scary

Written by Emily Ruebelman

Everything seems to be themed accordingly this time of year: classic Halloween movies are playing on ABC, Target has more than everything you need to get in the spooky spirit, haunted hayrides/houses are frequent weekend activities, and everything is pumpkin flavored. Even leadership is following suit with the “scary” theme of Halloween. Read more here.

  Leadership Links You Can Actually Use

Looking for more information and ideas to incorporate into your program? Check out some more interesting links and keep the momentum going! Read more here.

  Upcoming Events:

Click here to download and print a copy of our upcoming event schedule, the Leadership Lineup. You can also always refer to the MASC/MAHS website.

Leadership Day with the Pistons
It's back and better than ever at the new Little Caesar's Arena! Join us on December 12 to learn about marketing, management, and hospitality from the leaders of the Pistons organization. Receive valuable insights from their experience, which can help plan your next school dance, fundraiser or social event. Reserve your spot early! Sign-up here.

Adviser Network Session #3: Project Planning and Evaluation
Join us December 5th (7-9 p.m.) for this informational 2-hour webinar covering the detailed Project Planning Process, accompanying evaluation measures and strategic measures to allow students to take control. Streamline your process and take work off your plate by empowering students with a proven and tested process! Sign-up here.

One-Day Executive Forums
Looking for specific training for your new group of student leaders? Build a customized program that fits your group and schools needs! Half day or after school sessions available, email info@mascmahs.org for more information.

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