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2022-2023 State Theme:
Write Your Story: Fill the Pages with LEADERSHIP

Solve the Leadership Puzzl

The 2022 – 2023 District Representatives have chosen the new IAJHSC state theme for the coming year. Meeting several times over Zoom and working together through group chats, the District Representatives developed the theme, "Write Your Story: Fill the Pages with LEADERSHIP." They will be sharing their thoughts more thoroughly with everyone throughout the coming year and at convention in April of 2023.

Illinois Police Association Cop Shop Program Selected as the 2022-2023 IAJHSC State Service Project

2022-23 District Reps' Letter of Appeal - January, 2023 »

Your District Reps have chosen the Illinois Police Association Cop Shop Program has been chosen as the IAJHSC 2022-2023 State Service Project! That means any money you raise for the IAJHSC State Service Project will allow the Illinois Police Association Cop Shop to help children across the state have their dreams come true!

The Illinois Police Association Cop Shop Program is a non-profit that creates opportunities for less fortunate Illinois children to receive clothes, school supplies, and Christmas toys. With the help of leading experts, they work with police officers to take less fortunate kids from their local town/city to their local store to buy them clothes, toys, and school supplies with the money raised by the organization. This not only helps less fortunate children obtain items they need, it also helps develop positive community relations between police officers and children in the community.  For the past ten years, police officers have brightened children’s faces as they buy what they need for the upcoming school year and Christmas.

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2023 Summer Leadership Camp registration Info posted in the members' area

Coming Up...

June 18-24, 2023
IAJHSC Summer Leadership Camp


From the Executive Director

Hooray for Spring!

March 7th, 2023  |  Posted by admin

Spring is just around the corner, and so is the 64th Annual IAJHSC State Convention!! Both are rapidly approaching … spring with warmer weather and no snow … convention with a keynote, nationally known speaker and caucus meetings for meeting new friends while catching up on the latest district news. The Hall of Ideas will provide all attendees with the opportunity to gain information on new activities and events. Just like with the arrival of spring, the atmosphere will breathe new life into your council as you celebrate the successes of great middle level leadership in the State of Illinois.

Our keynote speaker, Mrs. Adrienne Bulinski, will address all delegates in the first general session on Friday evening, in the second general session on Saturday morning, and then in small group rotations during the lunch rotations. She will be helping us learn “Perserverance with Grit” during the general sessions and then will get down to the “Nitty Gritty” during the smaller sessions. Adrienne promises to be one of our most inspiring and motivating keynote speakers. You will not want to miss this opportunity to benefit from her leadership experiences and lessons.

Look to the left of this letter and find our shopping cart for the Illinois State Police Shop with a Cop graphic indicating our progress on raising funds for this very worthwhile IAJHSC State Service Project. The cart is filling nicely, but there is still work to be done!! Let’s all work together to fill that cart to overflowing!! There is still plenty of time for your council to donate and receive recognition at state convention. A huge “thank you” goes to all who have donated so far. Your generosity and support will go a long way to help kids in the State of Illinois who may not be as fortunate as most of us may be.

Do not forget meet all the deadlines for convention registration. We are hoping this will be one of our largest and best conventions! Go to the Members’ Area to find al the forms and information necessary for registration. Everything is there and is easily accessible.

Keep in mind that registration time for the IAJHSC Summer Leadership camp is also rapidly approaching – June 18-24, 2023. Camp is a weeklong training event for your student leaders, and it will change their lives forever. It is one of the most memorable experiences a middle level student can have. Information, registration forms, and deadlines will be published here on our website after April 1, 2023. We wait until then to make sure there is no confusion with convention registration information.

In closing, I hope the rest of your school year goes smoothly and well. It has to be better than the last couple of years have been. I am looking forward to seeing you at the state convention on April 21-22, 2023, as we gather to celebrate our recovery from these tough years and share our visions for looking ahead to even more middle level student leadership opportunities in the State of Illinois.

Respectfully submitted,

Bruce A. Small, IAJHSC Executive Director

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