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

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)

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Quotes for an Attitude of Gratitude

Quotes for an Attitude of Gratitude

November always means a season of gratitude. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite quotes that help us have an attitude of gratitude.

  1. “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer
  2. “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker’s life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.” Sri Chinmoy
  4. “The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis
  5. “No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead
  6. “What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” – Brene Brown
  7. “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” ― G.K. Chesterton
  8. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
 – Oprah Winfrey
  9. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ― Melody Beattie
  10. “When I started counted my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

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