What do AWSL facilitators do?
At the Association of Washington Student Leaders, we deliver programming to tens of thousands of Washington students, throughout the entire school year and over the summer. In order to accomplish this task, we not only send our small staff of program specialists thousands of miles across the state every year, but also an army of hundreds of teachers, counselors, administrators and AWSL program graduates to deliver leadership curricula in schools across the state and at our learning centers at Cispus and Chewelah Peak.
Each of our summer leadership camps has staffs of around 50 junior and senior counselors, as well as a director and assistant director (or co-directors) and other support staff, like a camp nurse and secretary. Our outreach programs for middle school students - Middle Level Regionals and ¡La Chispa! - use peer and near-peer students to serve as roll-models and assistants for these one-day events under the direction of program facilitators. The AWSL Fall Conference, which brings around a thousand high school student leaders to a Washington school for a long weekend of student leadership programming, is planned and executed by a committee of high school students from the host schools, and directed by the students who serve on the AWSL Executive Committee. Finally, our elementary outreach programs - All Play and Walk, Talk and Rock - often use junior camp staff to help deliver basic leadership lessons during the school year.
At every opportunity, AWSL not only teaches leadership, but impels students and recent graduates to put their leadership skills into practice helping us deliver our programs.
How to become an AWSL program/camp facilitator
Please fill out and return an application if you would like to join one of our summer leadership camp staffs.
If you would like to help facilitate any of our outreach programs, please contact our Program Director, Joe Fenbert.
Who are our facilitators?
Middle Level Regionals
Our Middle Level Regional program has been going strong for 25 years, and serves over 2500 middle school and junior high student leaders at around a dozen host schools every year. Each MLR site has at least two program facilitators, and 12 host school student-helpers who put on the program and coordinate the day's activities.
The ¡La Chispa! program is an outgrowth of the La Cima bilingual, bicultural summer high school leadership camp. By identifying and empowering Latino student leaders in middle school, ¡La Chispa! works to bring positive change to Latino student populations before the crisis of dropping out hits in high school. By empowering Latino students to make a difference in their schools, the entire student body can be awoken to the possibilities of education and community leadership. The program targets graduates of the La Cima camp who are attending college to act as mentors for the ¡La Chispa! program to show students that going to college and working towards their dreams can happen for them.
All Play and Walk, Talk and Rock
Our elementary outreach programs, such as All Play and Walk, Talk and Rock often utilize facilitators to fully staff the events alongside our AWSL traveling staff.