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NEHS

Cultivate a Culture of Caring With National Elementary Honor Society

The National Honor Societies are well known for recognizing outstanding students. What’s not quite as well known is that this tradition can begin as early as grades 4–6, with the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS). By introducing ambitious young minds to the pillars of scholarship, responsibility, service, and leadership, NEHS helps to create a safe and respectful learning environment for everyone in the school. Discover how this program supports school counselors in cultivating a culture of caring and can help your students develop the attitudes and habits necessary to become healthy, confident learners.

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Build a Strong Foundation for the Future on Four Key Pillars

NEHS promotes a positive school climate and places ambitious young students on a strong trajectory by introducing the pillars of scholarship, responsibility, service, and leadership early on. Through exploration of each pillar, members learn many of the lessons you aim to teach as a counselor, including the importance of personal responsibility and giving back to the community.

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Create Future Student Leaders

When you adopt the NEHS program, you give students a springboard to leadership and success throughout their academic careers. Younger students also look up to your budding leaders, motivating your entire student body and uplifting your school culture.

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    The Post Oak School, Houston, TX

    Cooking for the Homeless

    “My project idea of cooking meals for the homeless came from reading about how the homeless are severely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. There is a shortage of food and water at shelters and less donations are being made to the homeless. I am fortunate enough to be in a position to help my community so I decided to cook meals and provide water for the homeless. First, I had to buy the ingredients, which consisted of rice and beans. Then, I had to soak the beans over night and then the next day I spend almost the entire day cooking and packaging the food. I then delivered the food to a family within the organization I was working though, and they went out and delivered the food to the homeless. I used takeout containers that my family had saved to package the meals and I also used larger containers to make family sized meals as well. This project was very rewarding and exciting as I learned new cooking skills and was able to help my community!”

From instilling an appreciation for the value of service to nurturing students’ developing leadership skills, the lessons learned in NEHS will last a lifetime.

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