Above and Beyond

Formerly known as the Idea Share Shop, our new and improved Above and Beyond Blog contains the best ideas for student leaders to try out in their schools and communities to accomplish their goals. Whether it be school culture and climate, fundraising, or recognition and appreciation, you’ll find plenty of great ideas here.

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Make Poverty History

Our O-Ambassador group wanted to emphasize the statistic that one-in-three children in the world live in poverty. Ribbons were cut up, classes were visited during first period, and one-in-three students were given a ribbon to wear for the day. It made the statistic...

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Superstar

Superstar

Students who display positive attitudes and friendliness are rewarded with a Superstar Award. Given each Monday, the award is given to students who have been nominated by their peers for such acts as telling jokes to make someone's day, picking up someone's dropped...

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Wrap the Teacher

Wrap the Teacher

Our staff is always present, so we decided to wrap our teachers for Christmas. Teams of 4 students were given wrapping paper, scissors and tape. In 20 minutes, they had to make a top, bottom and hat for the teacher model and then wrap a stylish box. The winning...

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Cookie Face Racing

Cookie Face Racing

This is a great pep rally activity. Participants are in a reclined position (laying on the floor seems easiest), one flat cookie (chocolate chip, Oreo, oatmeal, etc.) is placed on the participant's forehead and using only their face muscles they race to be the first...

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Princess Project

Princess Project

The community collects prom dresses and redistributes them at no cost to young ladies who might otherwise not attend the prom, grad or formal. Not everyone can afford to buy that expensive prom dress, so the Princess Project (started in San Diego in 2002) provides the...

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20/20 Project

20/20 Project

Our two leadership classes committed to 20 days of 20 good deeds. As the advisor, I did this assignment along with them and realized that this was more difficult than it seemed. I asked the students to step out of their comfort zones and try to do good deeds that went...

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Movember

Movember

Movember is an activity to support the awareness of prostate cancer during the month of November. Men (and women) grow their moustaches to signify their support of this worthy cause. Many schools run contests to encourage the cultivation of this facial growth and then...

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School-Wide Puzzle

The leadership class at Maples Collegiate must plan and organize a major event for their final project in the course. The school enrollment now exceeds 1550 students and approximately 180 staff creating a huge disconnected learning community. Not only is the...

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Teacher Grads

June is the time of year where some teachers get to finally graduate from your school as well. One of the unique and truly appreciated mementos that you are able to create can come from letters or notes collected from present students. Here is an example of a note...

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The Idea Share Shop

The Idea Share Shop

“If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."                     George Bernard Shaw...

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