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10 Gifts to Give…anytime of year!

10 Gifts to Give…anytime of year!

The last two years, OASC has shared a Student Leader Gift Guide – This year, we’d like to share 10 things to GIVE vs buy…anytime of year.

  1. Love

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” -William Shakespeare

  • Volunteer at a Pet Shelter and play with the pets
  • “Heart Attack” someone’s locker or door. (Cut out lots of hearts and tape it to their door)
  • Love the environment by planting a tree and watering it every week


  1. Kindness

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

  • Write and mail a note to a loved one
  • Send a kind message to someone on social media
  • Every time you think to gossip, say one nice thing about that person


  1. Service

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi

  • Serve food at a soup kitchen
  • Volunteer at a local charity shop
  • Pick up trash in your neighborhood/community


  1. Quality Time

“The greatest gift you can give someone is your time because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back.” -Anonymous

  • Call your Grandparents or someone in your life that has been on your mind but you haven’t seen.
  • Play a Boardgame with a sibling or family member.
  • Go on a walk with a friend, neighbor or loved one


  1. Encouragement

“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”  -Unknown

  • Support a friend by going to their performance or athletic event
  • Post an inspiring message to your social media account or on someone else’s.
  • Post encouraging messages in the bathroom


  1. Mentorship

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. Maxwell

  • Stay after school and help tutor a classmate
  • Volunteer at a local after-school program
  • Read to your younger siblings, cousins or neighbors.


  1. Knowledge

“If knowledge is not put into practice, it does not benefit one.” -Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri

  • Read a non-fiction book or autobiography and share with someone what you read.
  • Talk to someone with opposing viewpoints and look for common ground
  • Make a plan to learn something you’ve been curious about.


  1. Compliments

“If you can’t get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one.” –Mark Twain

  • Use a dry erase marker and write positive compliments all over a bathroom mirror
  • Walk down your street and compliment someone’s yard, garden, house, pet.
  • Look at yourself in the mirror and give yourself a compliment


  1. Friendship

“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.” -Christie Brinkley

  • Ask a senior about their past
  • Ask your friends boundary-breaking questions to really get to know them
  • Befriend the new kid


  1. Compassion & Empathy

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” -Plato

Why you should plan NOW to attend OASC Summer Leadership Camp

Why you should plan NOW to attend OASC Summer Leadership Camp

Why you should plan NOW to attend OASC Summer Leadership Camp

We know winter just started… but aren’t you ready for summer again? There aren’t many things that beat no school and sunshine! Here in the OASC office, we are already planning OASC Summer Leadership Camp 2019. Don’t worry, we’ll share the theme with you soon! We wanted to let you know of a few reasons why you should plan to attend OASC summer leadership camp NOW!

Reason #1: July will be here before you know it!

While days go by slow, months seem to go by faster than we expect! Summer Leadership camp is only 6 months away! If you block it out in your calendar now, other things won’t take the place of your leadership development!

Reason #2: Set a goal and you will achieve it!

People with written goals are 50% more likely to achieve than people without goals. If you set a SMART goal now, it will help you get yourself to camp! SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Based. Don’t forget to set mini goals to help you get to your final goal! Read to the end of this article to see an example!

Reason #3: Make an investment in yourself

Warren Buffett said, “The best investment you will ever make is in yourself.” We agree! Decide now that you are going to work on achieving your leadership goals by developing your leadership skills. Camp costs start at $325*! (That’s as little as $54 per month.) If camp costs are a financial burden, see if your school can help! We also encourage fundraising. Many community members are willing to donate to causes you’re passionate about.

Summer Leadership Camp can feel like a big decision. We know being away from home can be a big discomfort. However, many student leaders are anxious when they first arrive, but always leave wanting more. We can’t wait to see you there!

Click Here to SIGN UP TODAY!

SMART GOAL: I will attend MS Summer Leadership Camp at WOU from July 14-17, 2019.

Mini Goal: Fundraise $55 per month to pay for Summer Leadership Camp

Steps I will take to make this happen: Babysit at least once a week, ask to help my neighbors with their yard work or house chores for money, write four fundraising letters to the local Elks, Rotary, Kiwanis and the 20/30 club.  Tell people about my goal!

*OASC Summer Leadership Camp is priced at the early-bird rate of $329 for Middle School Students and $399 for High School Students.

Black Friday Deals for StuCo Leadership Students

Black Friday Deals for StuCo Leadership Students

It’s almost Thanksgiving which means it’s almost BLACK FRIDAY! We’ve scoured the ads for the best Black Friday deals for leadership students. We can’t wait to share them with you.

But before we do, make sure you check out our 10 favorite quotes for a grateful season!

Black Friday Deals for Giving Away

During the winter months, shelters are always looking for warm socks, gloves, and clothes to hand out to those who need it. The following items are at great prices for donating to your local shelter!


Gloves – $1 (Target)

Mens Sweatshirt/Pants – $4 each (Walmart)

Kids Sweatshirts/Pants – $3.75 (Walmart)

Women’s Socks (12 pack) – $ 4.75 (Walmart)

Black Friday Deals for The Leader

Fit Bit Versa Smart Watch – $149  (Target & Walmart)

Google Home Mini – $25 (Target)

JBL Flip 4 – $60 (Target)

Kodak Mobile Printer – $49 (Walmart)

Tile Sport Tracker – 20$ (Target)

Black Friday Deals for the Leadership Classroom

Keurig – 50$ (Target)

Mini Fridge 99$ (Walmart)

Game Day Wireless Speaker and Mic – $69 (Walmart)

If you find any black friday deals you love, let us know on Social Media! Follow us below onInstagram, Facebook, & Twitter!