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Student Leadership Days

Student Leadership Days (SLD) offer opportunities to share the universal lessons of the Holocaust and are integral to the Museum’s ability to connect directly with students who are ready to take on a positive leadership role in their communities. The SLD program engages students in a variety of age-appropriate activities that inspire them to build leadership skills, explore their roles as citizens, and develop a deeper awareness and understanding of the Holocaust, genocide, and other human rights issues.

In a full-day session that includes guest speakers, group activities, presentations and discussions about perspectives other than their own, SLD offers participants an opportunity to engage with diverse peers, increasing their self-efficacy, and potential for learning. Participants return to their communities equipped to promote greater acceptance and understanding. Students leave with increased knowledge and tools and resources to stand up against injustice and bigotry.


Late Winter / Spring

Stand Up! Day inspires participants locally and beyond to work together to build leadership skills and explore their roles as citizens of their local and global communities.

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Winter / Early Spring

Student Leadership Day empowers participants to take a stand in support of respect, acceptance and inclusiveness. Students will be encouraged to think responsibly about the power of both their words and actions.

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Fall/Early Winter

Student Leadership Day challenges participants to think about lessons that can be learned from the past, empowering them to stand against indifference and genocide today.

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Students will participate in engaging virtual sessions and hear from inspirational speakers who have made a difference in their communities. Students will leave empowered to take a stand against injustice on their campuses and beyond.

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Program Sponsors

Presented by Exelon Foundation

Education Services are supported with generous grants from:

Education Services are supported with generous grants from:  Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Bank of America, The Bill Bass Foundation, David P. Brody Charitable Trust, Dr. Scholl Foundation, The Duchossois Family Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Full Circle Foundation, Leah Gutman Education Fund, Max and Sunny Howard Memorial Foundation, McGraw Foundation, Niles Township Government, PNC, Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation Inc., Steans Family Foundation

Additional endowment support is provided by: Congregation B’nai Sholom, The Mayor Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Education Fund, The Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation Program Endowment Fund, Moselle Mintz Schwartz Education Fund, Barney & Anita Sidler Educational Endowment, Teachers Educational Endowment Fund

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