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Developing Compassionate Leaders through Education and Action | Flyer (pdf)

NEW! Two Locations - SEATTLE & SPOKANE VALLEY! Student Leadership Board in Seattle OR Satellite Student Leadership Board in Spokane Valley! The Satellite SLB will follow the same model as the SLB in Seattle. 

Seattle applications are now closed. Deadline for Spokane Valley - October 15. 

Apply Now-Spokane Valley


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.

Meetings are twice a month on Wednesdays, beginning October 2019 through June 2020.  Students in 7th - 11th grade are eligible to apply. (Students in 11th grade on the SLB may apply to continue to serve on the SLB in 12th grade.)

Students will:

  • Participate in meetings at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in downtown Seattle. (Absences are permitted with prior notice. Absences that do not have prior approval, or members who miss two or more meetings, may be dropped from the program.) New Satellite SLB will meet at Bowdish Middle School in Spokane Valley. 
  • 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 planning and carrying out a project
  • Able to participate meetings at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in downtown Seattle, or at the satellite location in Spokane Valley, October 2019 - June 2020
  • Can commit to the Student Leadership Board through the end of the school year

Schedule for Seattle:

Approximately two Wednesdays a month, 4:45 - 6:00, at the Holocaust Center for Humanity unless otherwise stated. Some meetings will take place off site. 

Oct. 30 (first meeting)
Nov. 13
Dec. 4
Dec. 18 
Jan. 8
Saturday, January 25 - International Holocaust Remembrance Day Program (students volunteer)
Feb. 5
Feb. 26
Mar. 11
Mar. 25
Apr 22
Sunday, Apr. 26 - Yom Hashoah program (students volunteer)
May 6
May 20
Jun 3 - Final meeting

Schedule for Spokane Valley:

Meetings will take place approximately twice a month on Wednesday afternoons at Bowdish Middle School, Spokane Valley. Exact schedule to be determined. 

2018-2019 Student Leadership Board

*Returning member

Sara Anglin,* 12th Grade, Holy Names Academy, Seattle
Hannah Boden,* 10th Grade, Seattle Academy, Seattle
Mira Brown, 9th Grade, University Prep, Seattle
Lily Clark, 9th Grade, Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island
Sophia Egan, 9th Grade, West Seattle High School, Seattle
Annabelle Falconer,* 10th Grade, Ballard High School, Seattle
Mario Falit-Baiamonte,* 10th Grade, Nathan Hale High School, Seattle
Max Fischel,* 10th Grade, Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island
Stella Gardner,* 10th Grade, Ballard High School, Seattle
Ella Gonchar,* 10th Grade, Seattle Academy, Seattle
Olivia Harris,* 12th Grade, Eastlake High School, Sammamish
Rina Isaac, 8th Grade, Hazel Wolf K-8, Seattle
Graham Johnson, 10th Grade, Nathan Hale High School, Seattle
Sonja Marie Kjelstrup,* 12th Grade, Woodinville High School, Woodinville
Grace Lefcourt, 11th Grade, Archbishop Murphy High School, Everett
Baruch Levine, 11th Grade, Northwest Yeshiva High School, Mercer Island
Catherine Lirtsman,* 9th Grade, Lakeside School, Seattle
Brooke Mihlstin,* 9th Grade, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, Seattle
Zoe Nichols,* 12th Grade, Kennedy Catholic High School, Burien
Meghan Park, 11th Grade, Mountlake Terrace High School, Mountlake Terrace
Sarah Petrov,* 11th Grade, Bellevue High School, Bellevue
Jadon Piha, 11th Grade, Northwest Yeshiva High School, Mercer Island
Gabe Regelbrugge, 8th Grade, Maywood Middle School, Renton
Benjamin Scherzer,* 11th Grade, Seattle Academy, Seattle
Leo Strober-Cohen, 9th Grade, The Nova Project, Seattle
Britany Torres, 11th Grade, Kentlake High School, Kent
Sophia Vandewark,* 12th Grade, Eastside Catholic High School, Sammamish
Syd Walter, 8th Grade, Lake Washington Girls Middle School, Seattle

Questions? Email Ilana Cone Kennedy, Director of Education, at 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, and Richard and Evelyn Gumpert. Special thanks also goes to the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.