St. Jude Leadership Society

Honoring our history. Inspiring our future. 

Join other student leaders for a unique philanthropic leadership development opportunity in support of the work of St. Jude


The St. Jude Leadership Society is a membership of high-performing high-school students who share a passion for leadership and giving back.


During a six to eight month period, students will participate in dynamic educational sessions, such as Gratitude and Good Citizenship and Building Your Brand  while raising funds and awareness for St. Jude.

This unique shared experience culminates with the opportunity to visit the St. Jude campus in Memphis, Tennessee for members who achieve or exceed their St. Jude Leadership Society development goals.

  1. Each SJLS member is expected to attend a minimum of three Leadership Development Sessions. These sessions will include the topics:

    • Orientation & Team Building
    • Gratitude & Good Citizenship
    • Be the Best Version of Yourself
    • Inspired Leadership — Service & Leading with Heart

    Each member is also expected to fundraise and participate in the  St. Jude Memphis experience. This trip to the St. Jude campus will include:

    • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital experience
    • Building Your Personal Brand
    • Diversity & Inclusion — National Civil Rights Museum experience
    • A Leadership Conversation

    Each SJLS member will be asked to raise a minimum of $2,500 by June 30, 2019.

    • SJLS members who raise $2,500 will receive participation in the St. Jude Memphis experience conference, lodging, and meals for themselves and their mentor or parent.
    • SJLS members who raise $5,000 will receive participation in the St. Jude Memphis experience conference, meals, hotel, and transportation for themselves and their mentor or parent.
    Each SJLS member will identify a mentor: an adult they look up to in their life who will share in their experience. Mentors will be invited to participate in most of the leadership sessions and will be expected to join the SJLS member on their St. Jude Memphis Experience trip in July.
  2. College Scholarships will be awarded during the St. Jude Memphis Experience in recognition of the following achievements:
    • Most Funds Raised
    • Best Leadership Essay
    • Danny Thomas Embodiment

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Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%. And we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.

We're relying on the dedication and passion of students around the country to help us continue the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


St. Jude patient Millie, age 4, kidney cancer

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