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Español/Spanish: Consejos para padres - El consejo estudiantil

Student council gives kids numerous benefits including:

  • The opportunity to participate in decisions that affect them.  Students that feel they have a say in school rules, policies and operations are more likely to cooperate and encourage other students to do so as well.
  • The ability to understand more about the democratic process.  Democracy is one of our country's founding priciples.  What better way for students to understand the process than to directly participate in it?
  • The chance to learn important leadership skills.  Colleges and jobs are increasingly looking for candidates with strong leadership skills.  Get your child involved early so that these skills are well developed before they reach high school.

Even elementary students can benefit from participating in a student council.

Start a Student Council in Your Child’s School

Order the American Student Council Association’s Chapter Leadership Kit from the National Association of Elementary School Principals.  

Or, contact NAESP at:


1615 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314

(800) 386-2377


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