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Developing Compassionate Leaders through Education and Action 

Information and applications for the 2020-2021 Student Leadership Board will be available in August 2020. Students from all over Washington State are invited to apply. More details coming soon. Questions - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 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 virtual meetings.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 (The project differs each year and will be outlined by the Holocaust Center.)
  • Able to participate in virtual meetings on pre-scheduled dates
  • Can commit to the Student Leadership Board through the end of the school year


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