It is hard to believe the school year’s end is just a few weeks away. It seems like just yesterday we sent out our winter survey asking for feedback from our NJHS and NHS chapters and gathered up post-event surveys for LEAD DC and LEAD Chicago. We are grateful to all who shared feedback with us.
Feedback is really just a fancy word for comments. In this issue, we talk with advisers and administrators about feedback, how to give and receive it, and best practices for talking about it. It is equally important for your councils and chapters to receive feedback from the students in your school. Are they planning activities and events that represent the needs of the students? How are they receiving this information?
Gaining feedback, or responding, is such a valuable part of our everyday interactions and life. In late March, we at the national office witnessed and heard stories from all over the country about how students were speaking up and leading their communities to promote safe schools and other issues at the local, state, and national levels. We know that students cannot pursue activism alone; advisers play a critical role in facilitating dialogue about the use of student voice and the impact on a school or larger community. We commend you for being there for your students, providing them with guidance, support, and—when needed—counsel and advice.
Thank you all for springing into action this year in many different ways. We wish you a relaxing summer with your family and friends.
Director of National Honor Societies
Director of Student Programs