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Student Leadership Board 2020-2021

Developing Compassionate Leaders through Education and Action 

Get involved and make a difference. Students from all over Washington State are invited to apply. Meetings will take place virtually twice a month. See below for details!

Through Project-Based Learning, members of the Student Leadership Board will develop skills for leadership and teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving while gaining a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and making a positive difference in their schools and in their communities.

Students in 7th -11th grade in Washington State are eligible to apply. (Students in 11th grade on the SLB may apply to continue to serve on the SLB in 12th grade.) Application Deadline: October 1, 2020.

Students will:

  • Participate in virtual meetings, twice a month on Wednesday afternoons. Meetings will be approximately 45 minutes. 
  • Work together to carry out meaningful projects that support the Holocaust Center's mission and provide real-world leadership experience.
  • Provide feedback on the Holocaust Center's programs and serve as ambassadors.
  • Hear from community leaders.
  • Learn more about leadership, the Holocaust, human rights, genocide, and related local issues.
  • Work with the Holocaust Center’s artifacts and local Holocaust survivors.
  • Commit to serving on the Student Leadership Board for one year.
  • Gain valuable leadership tools and experience, and earn recognition from the Holocaust Center at the completion of a year as part of a prestigious cohort of Student Leaders.


  • Must be a current student in 7th – 11th grade.
  • Interested and eager to learn more about the Holocaust and related issues.
  • Works well with others of all ages.
  • Committed to carrying out a project. (This year's project is outlined below.)
  • Able to participate in virtual meetings on pre-scheduled dates.
  • Can commit to the Student Leadership Board through the end of the school year.


  • Meetings will be held two Wednesdays a month, from 4:00-4:45 on Zoom, October 2020 - June 2021
  • October 7 - First Meeting: Introductions, Overview of SLB, Goals for this year's SLB
  • October 21 - "Ally vs. Co-Conspirator" Discussion with Tanisha Bandon-Felder, Director of Equity and Family Engagement, Shoreline School District
  • Information on other meetings coming soon!

Project - "Speaking Out: Sharing Our Stories, Raising Awareness, Creating Change":

  • Members of the SLB will be paired with members of the Holocaust Center's Speakers Bureau (Holocaust survivors and their descendants).
  • Students will present the person's story (in a medium of their choice) to their class/school/community.
  • Students are encouraged to consider connections to their own lives and the world around them.
  • Holocaust Center staff will guide and support these projects. Details and more information about the project will be provided at meetings. 

Apply Now!


Application Deadline: October 1, 2020

Questions - email Ilana - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of George Elbaum and Mimi Jensen, Paul and Leora Bloom, and Errol and Ruth Ger. Special thanks also goes to the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.