Active Leaders Student Conference

The 2015 Active Leaders Student Conference (ALSC) in Flint will bring together college students from across the State of Michigan for an unforgettable day where they will learn how to ‘live change and lead change’ on their campus, within their community and beyond! Featured workshops will be designed to offer a unique view on community service, service-learning, and civic engagement. Throughout the conference Students will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, network with others and expand on their personal and professional development.  We invite you to join us as we learn, collaborate and plan for a positive future!

The statewide event will be held on Friday, November 6 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM located at the University of Michigan – Flint. Thank you to UM-Flint for graciously hosting us!

Click for more information on ALSCs dynamic keynote speaker: Ja'Nel Jamerson


Interested in Presenting?

For those interested in presenting a workshop at the conference, please click here to complete the call for presenter form. Deadline to submit a proposal is August 15.

Registration information will be up soon! Please check back for more details.

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        U.P. Summit - Active Leaders Student Conference - Registration Now OPEN!

We understand that it can be difficult for students attending our upper peninsula campuses to make it down for ALSC each year due to added travel time and costs. This year we are bringing ALSC to them by hosting an event called the U.P. Summit - Active Leaders Student Conference Track at Northern Michigan University in Marquette! Student leaders from across the upper peninsula will come together around the same ALSC topics and themes as the conference attendees in Flint. Thank you to NMU for graciously hosting us! 

Join us on Friday, September 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an engaging day:

9:00 to 9:50 - registration, continental breakfast and networking

10:00 to 10:20 - Welcome Message

10:30 to 10:50 - keynote speaker Nheena Weyer Ittner, Director of the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum 

11:00 to 11:50 - content session one

Noon to 12:50 - conversation cafe (lunch)

1:00 to 1:50 - content session two

2:00 to 2:50 - content session three

2:55 to 3:10 - tap of leadership

3:15 to 4:10 - service project: *Warm U.P.

4:15 to 4:30 - closing message


*Warm U.P. is a service project that came to fruition from last year's Active Leader Student Conference. To celebrate Michigan Campus Compact's 25th anniversary, we held a Venture Concept Competition during the conference. Students were grouped into geographic areas, and given less than one hour to come up with a concept, put it down on paper, and present it to guest judges and their peers. The judges came up with three concepts to fund, and Warm U.P. was one of the winners!

The project purpose is: providing basic necessities to the homeless population for winter months. Winter months are long and harsh in the U.P., and there is a significant homeless population. 
Join your peers in putting together kits of mittens, socks, hats, hand warmers, hygiene supplies, and snacks. They will be distributed to local agencies in the Upper Peninsula at the conclusion of the event.

Wish to bring a donation? We won't say no! Here's a list of items that are needed:
~Mittens, hats, scarves, hand warmers & socks
~Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitizer, shampoo, soap & lotion
~Protein bars, bottled water, fruit roll-ups, nuts and snack packs

For questions, email Melissa Steward or call her at 517-492-2450.