OASL Newsletter

Ohio Association of Student Leaders, June 2020

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The Ohio Association of Student Leaders is an organization dedicated to the teaching of leadership skills, organizational skills, and people skills valuable to the members and officers of all student organizations!

We made a commitment last week, and we want share with you what we’ve been up to in our fight against racism and injustice. Over the past week, we have been collaborating with a team of diverse educators, community organizers, and OASL alumni to further build out our 2020 summer curriculum. What we have shared here in this post about our plans is only the beginning. Our work researching, designing, and building curriculum for this important cause, and to include diverse teams of staff and students in this process, will continue. Thank you for continuing to hold us and your communities accountable, and for pushing us to be and do better. We love you.

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Summer Workshop: Reimagined

OASL has been offering our premiere summer workshop programming since 1957! We are pleased to share our fun and engaging Summer Workshop Reimagned experience that will still include traditional events such as small council activities, large group sessions, Olympics, TTMAB, Songfest/Funfest talent shows, and opportunities for students to connect 1-on-1 with new and old friends. New sessions include a keynote speaker, live entertainment, leadership panel, large and small group sessions centering on empathy, and how we can make our schools & communities more just, equitable and inclusive places. Students will share and cultivate leadership skills such as empathy, a growth mindset, communication, group facilitation and inclusion while focusing on three tiers of leadership: the individual leader, leading within a group, and serving as a leader in students’ home schools and communities.

The magic of summer workshop has never been about a physical place. The magic is created through the chance to engage in authentic and meaningful ways with one another, and shared through our efforts to incorporate the lessons and love we experience at workshop into our everyday lives. This is why we are confident that together we can reimagine Summer Workshop and create a virtual experience that develops and shares the OASL magic as always, and in new ways!

We sincerely hope that you will join us on this new and exciting journey! It will not be the same without you, and we look forward to seeing you soon! Here’s to keeping the OASL love and learning alive not only this summer, but for future summers to come.

Click here to register for Summer Workshop Reimagined by June 22nd!

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OASL is partnering with Race Penguin to host our "Lead the Way" 5K and 10K June 29th - July 5th, 2020!

Your participation will help to insure we are able to continue offering our quality, life-changing programs at the most affordable cost possible. Our fundraising efforts also enable us to offer partial and/or full scholarships to allow more students to participate.

Never done a virtual race before? Here's how it works.

Choose any date June 29th - July 5th for your run. You run on your own course, at your own time. GPS tracking is not needed. You will be able to post your results at any point during the race period at runsignup.com (click the "results" tab.) We will also email out the results posting link the week of the race.

You'll also get a t-shirt and medal!

All participants will receive a vintage style cotton t-shirt and a finisher medal. You will receive these items via mail in time for race day if you register prior to June 15th. If you register June 15 or after, we will make an effort for you to receive them, but cannot guarantee delivery before the race.


Visit http://racepenguin.com/events/oasl5k10k/ to register and for further details about the logistics of a virtual race.

Thank you for partnering with us to help move our mission forward!

Please tag us in all pictures on instagram/twitter with @the_oasl and use the hashtag #leadthewayoasl.

Thank you, to our Ambassadors for their constant support OASL and its programs. A special congratulations to our Ambassador of the Year, Mallory Bowen from Elyria High School! Our organization is stronger because of these three dedicated students!

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Announcing OASL's 2021 State Conference Host: Medina High School
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Some great merchandise is available through our online garage sale. Please visit www.oasl-oh.org and check it out under the EVENTS tab. All items will be shipped to your home. This is a great way to get to some cool OASL gear and also support the organization financially during this challenging time.

Order & pay for yours today by clicking here!