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SLB members at the 2022 Spring picnic near the Anne Frank Tree, Seattle Center. 

Student Leadership Board 2023-2024

Developing Compassionate Leaders through Education and Action | Get involved and make a difference! 
Applications for this year's SLB are open now!

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Program details

Who should join the Student Leadership Board?

  • Students in the state of Washington who are able to attend meetings in person in Seattle
  • Grades 7-12
  • From any and all backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions
  • Passionate and motivated students who want to collaborate on activism, volunteering, and project-based learning
  • Students interested to dive deeper to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides

What does the Student Leadership Board do? What's the commitment? 

  • Participate in meetings twice a month on Wednesday evenings.  These meetings will be in person at the Holocaust Center in downtown Seattle.
  • Work together to carry out projects that support the Holocaust Center's mission and provide real-world leadership experience
  • Volunteer at several Holocaust Center events throughout the year
  • Provide feedback on the Holocaust Center's programs and serve as ambassadors
  • Hear and learn from community members, Holocaust and genocide survivors and their descendants, and other leaders
  • Serve on the Student Leadership Board from October 2023 through June 2024

What are the goals of the Student Leadership Board?

  • SLB members will enhance their historical understanding of the Holocaust and other genocides
  • Members will be able to understand and make connections between the Holocaust, other historic genocides or injustices, and those going on today
  • Members will collaborate as part of a group or team
  • Members will feel empowered, supported, and comfortable assuming a leadership role amongst their fellow SLB members
  • Members will be more inclined to speak out or be an upstander if they see a wrong occurring around them

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

How to apply

Use our application form to apply today.



Student retreat details

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For the first time ever, Student Leadership Board will be having a Fall Retreat! The purpose of this retreat is to start the school year by building strong connections between the SLB members and HCH staff. It will take place at Camp Solomon Schechter from October 27-29, 2023. Students will engage in Holocaust lessons, leadership exercises, and team-building activities under the supervision of HCH staff and Camp Schechter staff. Cabins with central heating, meals and snacks, and any additional supplies will be provided. More details forthcoming! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

This opportunity is brought to students free of charge thanks to a grant from Samis Foundation.

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Past years' volunteer projects

2021-2022 SLB Activities:

THANK YOU to all the community members who heard the call from the SLB and donated household materials for refugees resettled in our area by JFS Seattle.


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 Leslie Sugiura, JFS Director for Outreach, Education & Volunteer Services
with welcome notes and two shelves full of household items collected by the SLB!