Student Leadership – LEAP
TSA's leadership program, LEAP – which stands for “Leadership. Education. Achievement. Personal Growth” – is designed to encourage students to be the best TSA member they can be as they seek knowledge about themselves, the organization, and their community while demonstrating leadership. LEAP is a customized program specifically developed for the Technology Student Association. LEAP is designed to promote leadership throughout every activity a student does in TSA.
Each WTSA chapter will use the Student Leadership program differently, based on their needs and time commitments. Each chapter received two Student Leadership books - the Activities Book and the Facilitation and Activity Guide - as well as posters showing the 5 practices of the Student Leadership Challenge.
At the state level, Washington TSA participates in the LEAP Competition Engagement (mandatory) and the LEAP Legacy Chapter competition (optional).
LEAP Competition Engagement
All students participating in the WTSA State Conference are required to turn in LEAP resumes or responses for each competitive event in which they want to compete.
High school students will complete an individual LEAP resume for each individual event in which they compete and each team will complete a team LEAP resume for each team event in which they compete.
Middle school students will complete an individual LEAP response for each individual event in which they compete and each team will complete a team LEAP response for each team event in which they compete.
LEAP Legacy Chapter
Chapters will complete LEAP Legacy Portfolios, which will consist of a cover page, activities templates, and supporting documents, and will be submitted electronically prior the State Conference. One middle and one high school chapter will be selected for the state. These winners will win $100 to be used in their chapter and advance to the National TSA competition.