7th-8th Student Leadership Day Nomination Guidelines


Nominate your 7th-8th grade students today. Please note, this program will be virtual and held on zoom. 

  • Students in grades 7-8 in accredited schools or homeschools are eligible to participate.
  • Students should have a sincere interest in enhancing their knowledge of the Holocaust, genocide, and/or human rights issues.
  • Students should have shown an interest in leadership at school or in their communities, or have shown an interest in creating social awareness. Schools are particularly encouraged to nominate students who are not yet leaders in their schools, but who have the potential to be. Suggested nomination criteria available by request.
  • Students should be willing to actively participate in discussion and activities, meet new people and become student ambassadors for the Illinois Holocaust Museum when they return to school or their respective communities.
  • Students must stay for the entire day, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • A teacher or administrator must accompany the students so that there is follow-through back at the school site. (Limit 2 teachers/chaperones per school.)

Nomination Letter Instructions

Please use this form to nominate up to 10 students in grades 7th-8th to participate in Student Leadership Day. You should include a clear explanation of why you feel the nominated students should participate in the day. Schools are encouraged to nominate non-traditional student leaders who may particularly benefit from this opportunity.

Please note: A maximum of 10 students per school are permitted. Please consult with your colleagues before submitting your nomination letter.

Nominations will be accepted until space is filled or until Thursday, February 4, 2021

You will be notified of your nomination status within 48 hours of the close of the nomination period. Additional details and links will be provided at that time.




Presenting Sponsor for Student Leadership Days

Exelon Foundation.

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