OASC Blog

Practicing Leadership Skills to Add Value

by Karlie Ragan, Scappoose HS, NW Rep Being a leader is more than just having someone look to you for guidance or example. True leadership starts with adding value to yourself in order to gain the complete trust of your followers. The best way to do so comes with practicing many skills. These include hard(…)

Leadership Self Care Packages

by Ryan Laws, Southern Rep The best way to make yourself more valuable to the people you lead is to maintain good self care. By maintaining a routine for self care you will be less stressed and have more energy to help others. My routine for self care is to go on a run or color(…)

Alumni Spotlight: Taryn Johnson

Taryn attended Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie. After graduating in 2010, she became a Sooner at the University of Oklahoma and studied Multidisciplinary Studies—Nonprofit Management. She is now back in Oregon, newly married and working for Oregon Health and Science University, Gather Event Planning and is a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Oregon and of course,(…)

8 Quotes Every Leader Should Know

1. “Remember who you are, what you are, and who you represent!” -David Carlyle Rocastle 2.“People tend to support that which they, themselves, create.” -Earl Reum 3.“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams 4.“A man who wants to lead(…)

10 Things Every Leader Should Do During Spring Break

1) Meditate for 10 Minutes Every Day Take time for yourself and breath slowly. Focus on making your mind clear, so you can relieve stress. If you’re finding it hard to clear your mind, try journaling for a bit before you meditate. You can also try the meditation app Headspace. 2) Go to a Movie(…)

How to Decide What Comes First When Everything is IMPORTANT?

Written by Cathy Kay, Armand Larive Middle School All projects, especially large, complex projects or events need clear priorities.  Sometimes that is easier said than done.  Things happen, no matter how well-planned; “snow days”, unexpected schedule changes, testing, assemblies, you might need to re-prioritize.  But still, knowing how to prioritize affects the success of your project(…)

The Struggles of Time Management

by Chelsea Armstrong, SEC At-Large Representative As a leader, time management can be one of the hardest obstacles to tackle, especially for those that are deeply entrenched in their school culture. Many student leaders struggle with constant doubling booking and overworking themselves, but avoiding burning the candle at both ends is actually very simple. The(…)

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Helps OASC!

In 2016, Friends of OASC through the COSA Foundation donated over $5,000 to it’s students to attend Summer Leadership Camp, Winter Energizer and Fall/Spring Conference. Did you know, you can help OASC earn donations for Scholarships just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card? Here’s how the program works: OASC is housed under the Confederation of Oregon(…)

Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Matheson

Stephanie Matheson wears many hats; A graduate of University of Oregon, Co-founder of Klamath Youth Basin Without Borders, Business Owner, Volleyball Coach, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer, Miss Oregon USA Pageant Contestant and OASC Alumna. “The important moments … that made a changing impact on my life ranged from doing service trips in developing and third-world(…)

OASC Leader Gift Guide

1. Planner Every leader needs something to stay organized! The Minimalist Undated Large Day Planner gives the perfect place to keep everything together! 2. Bluetooth Speaker Music is a key for leadership students and advisers! Whether it’s something relaxing or up beat, the JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker is perfect for any classroom, bedroom, or leader on the go.(…)