These are one-day leadership programs for middle and high school students. This program is normally limited to about 30 participants and focuses on leadership as a discipline to be explored and learned. Leadership topics are covered via group seminar, team discussions, and hands-on activities. In May 2015, we invited Dr. Michael Hester, a professor and dean of Honors College at the University of West Georgia, who received his Ph.D. at Georgia State University in the field of Communication. During the workshop, Dr. Hester engaged with students in interactive activities, giving them an idea of what leadership is and pushing them to discover their own passions and strengths, where they can use their leadership to impact most effectively.
ASLA mentorship is a program in which an ASLA student member identifies their needs to a mentor that they connect with, whether this mentor be an accomplished high school student leader or corporate leader. Meetings are flexible in time and manner. Meetings can be over coffee, the Internet, or in person for 30 minutes a month. In these meetings, the mentor gives advice and helps the mentee set up leadership goals and accomplish them.