AWSL Fall Leadership Conference

Energizing and equipping students and advisers for a successful year

Our first AWSL Fall Leadership Conference (formerly called the WASC Conference) was hosted in 1980 at Lindbergh High School in Renton. Since then, the three-day Fall Leadership Conference has grown to serve around a thousand students annually from across the state. Each year the conference is hosted by a different high school in the state. A highlight of the annual conference is the home stay program, where students from different schools are invited into the homes of the local community to network with each other and experience a slice of life in the host community. Small group workshops at the conference are taught by student leaders, and all schools attending are encouraged to share programs and practices that make their schools a better place to live and learn.

Student participants in this conference will:

  • Gain skills and ideas to bring back to their school by attending small group workshops

  • Listen to keynote speakers

  • Interact with host families in the area

  • Participate in the conference service project

The 2018 AWSL Fall Conference will be held October 12-14 at Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, and is being hosted by Kent SD High Schools, Auburn SD High Schools, & Renton HS. Registration is open starting June 1.


WHAT: Equity Hair Kits & Welcome Baskets

PURPOSE: Homeless persons of color do not have access to needed hair care products, which are different than products needed for European hair (and what is most commonly donated). In addition, when homeless persons gain access to housing, food stamp programs do not cover cleaning or laundry supplies. Our goal is to promote dignity for ALL by providing equitable access to these products.


For those looking for online method for purchasing items for our service project, we have two links below for purchasing.

Link to Hair care kits:

Link to welcome baskets:


For more information, including a registration packet, please visit our Registration Forms page.


Presenters needed

You are doing great things at your school. Share with others by presenting a session at the conference. Session submission packet can be found here: 2018  AWSL Fall Conference Presenter Form