FASC offers an avenue for student leaders to come together to create a productive learning atmosphere by providing opportunities and information to your organization. FASC hosts conferences and meetings to inspire your student leaders and empower your Student Council.
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With the growth and development of leadership for students across Florida in mind, FASC has been proudly serving our state since the late 20th century. Students in FASC have the ability to not only grow their own individual leadership skills but to also build their student councils to the best they can through exchanging ideas with other students from across the state of Florida. Through participation in our various events such as FASC Kickoff, individual district meetings, and the end of the year FASC conference, students are able to experience leadership at a higher level as they attend workshops, hear from some of the country’s top keynote speakers, and learn valuable information that they can bring back to their home schools and student councils.
When I first joined the student council at Forest High School early in my freshman year, I instantly fell in love with student leadership. My first FASC experience was a district meeting my school hosted, where I was able to see behind the scenes of student leadership. After this experience, I was hooked, and it motivated me to become more involved in student leadership at the district and state levels. After serving on my local FASC District 2 board for two years, first as secretary and then as president, I was elected as the FASC President this last March. Student council and FASC have become my favorite part of my high school experience. Whether it be interacting with students across the state of Florida or sitting in a workshop learning about the amazing work another school has done, I can’t get enough of all of the amazing opportunities FASC has to offer!
FASC is divided into six separate districts stretching from the panhandle all the way to the beaches of south Florida. Each of these districts hosts annual meetings where officers and advisors connect with students at a deeper level through networking. Students are encouraged to attend these district meetings to grow relationships with the other members of their districts. I’ve met some of my closest friends at our district meetings, and the bonds we’ve formed will last for years to come. If you have any questions about what district your school resides in, please visit our FASC website and look under (Student Councils>District Information) or reach out to a member of our executive board.
Along with our meetings for individual districts, FASC also hosts a variety of other workshops and conferences to grow both advisors and students in their leadership skills. There will be two in-person advisor clinics hosted by FASC this year, the first on September 10th, 2022, at Palm Beach Central High School, and the second on January 21st, 2023, at Fort White High School. Advisors will also have a chance to attend the virtual advisor training hosted by NA4SA on August 28th, and the in-person NAWD conference on December 2-4 in Boston! Our FASC Kickoff conference will be held at Southwest Middle School in District 3 on November 4th and 5th, 2022. Also, our officer training workshops will be held at Forest High School in District 2 on March 31st and April 1st, 2023.
With the new school year just around the corner, the entire executive board is beyond excited to implement our 2022-2023 state project of “Aid to Homeless Communities!” By both connecting students to pre-existing resources in their local areas and creating brand new resources within schools across Florida, our state project will provide homeless students with access to supplies, providing equal opportunity in their education. Through this project, we hope that students will also learn about ways they can help outside of their schools to help end the stigma surrounding homelessness and prevent chronic homelessness in their hometowns.
At FASC, we are about building the leaders of tomorrow through positive interaction and servant leadership. Members of FASC will not only learn critical leadership skills that will carry them through life, but also connect with schools from across Florida as they share ideas and bring projects back to their home campus. Students will be able to form lasting bonds across our state and learn what it truly means to serve as leaders in their communities.
If your student government has any questions or concerns regarding FASC, please reach out! My executive board and I are beyond excited to help you prepare for this upcoming year!
We look forward to you becoming an active and involved FASC member.
Jack Gorman, FASC President
Forest High School
The Florida Association of Student Councils (FASC) consists of over 200 middle and high schools from throughout the State of Florida who are working together to bring about a growth in student leadership development, participation in student activities and student engagement in civic affairs.
Over the years, FASC has witnessed a tremendous change in the role school student councils and student governments play both in their schools and their communities. It is the overall goal of the FASC to assist school student councils in their efforts to meet the changing needs of their schools and students in the 21st century.
Much more can be learned about the FASC, including a brief history of the organization, by going to the Question and Answer area of the website. The FASC is constantly working and organizing to be able to reach the goals of:
To achieve these goals the FASC advertises and promotes attendance at the meetings held in each of the six FASC districts, sponsors a leadership clinic open to advisors and students in the fall of each year, offers a spring officer training, holds a state convention at which state officers are elected and resolutions are adopted and publishes two newsletters, the Florida Sun and Leadership Florida. In addition the FASC maintains a website, fasa.net/fasc, on which you can find the current FASC and FASC District officers, the FASC and FASC District constitutions, FASC District meeting dates and conference and convention materials. Additionally examples of school constitutions, leadership lesson lesson plans, awards programs, and tutorials can be found. The website is updated regularly. Please feel free to use any and all of the information on this website.
For more information regarding the FASC please go to the Question and Answer area found under Member Information.
Please click here for a list of FASC Members.
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