BUILDING TOMORROW’S LEADERS THROUGH OUTREACH & EDUCATION
The Iowa High School Athletic Association recognizes that leadership is nurtured both on and off the field of play. That’s why we are proud to provide outreach and educational services for Iowa students and member schools in addition to our athletic offerings.
IOWA ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT COUNCILS
The mission of the Iowa Association of Student Councils is to serve Iowa schools, students, and advisers by providing resources, programs, leadership opportunities through collaboration, education, support, and recognition to build tomorrow’s leaders.
Iowa’s students lead the nation in academic performance and critical thinking skills. In recognition of these students’ achievements, the IHSAA annually honors the highest achieving academic seniors as selected by each member school.
We support student leaders by giving them growth opportunities through programs and workshops. One of our biggest programs is Conference Connections. Through this, Iowa high schools are invited to host a workshop to help foster leadership development. The continued focus for 2023-2024 will be student mental health.
The Achieve Challenge — formerly the Iowa Pride Challenge — is a statewide community service initiative for Iowa schools and their basketball programs.
Participating schools have the opportunity to select a service project that is meaningful for their students and community, win service awards, and allow their boys’ and girls’ high school basketball teams to compete in an Achieve Challenge scrimmage/exhibition contest.
Student Advisory Commitee
This group was launched in 2021 to assist the organization in its efforts to promote leadership, sportsmanship and integrity. The committee will also provide the IHSAA with an important direct link to the “student voice” as it pertains to programs of the IHSAA. Twelve students will be selected to this committee from nominations submitted by member schools. The application is open to all juniors and senior, regardless of gender.
Bullying & Gender Violence Prevention
We partner with UNI’s Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) to help students build positive environments through preventing violence and creating safer communities. Learn more about our Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, our Coaching Boys into Men™ (CBIM) trainings, and more.
CONTACT THE IHSAA
Please contact us to obtain additional information about our educational resources or to schedule an outreach event.