Resources for Students and Teachers

STARR has gathered some helpful resources for students and teachers who want to grow in knowledge, kindness, and leadership. Below you will find recommended books, videos, articles, and several guides on implementing Student Leadership in your school.

Sparking Change By Sharing Your Story

A Lesson on Inclusion

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

8 of The Most Influential Millennial Women in US Politics

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

A case study on engaging Student Leaders, teaching environmental conservation, conscious consumption, responsibility, and entrepreneurship through a school-run thrift store: Ditmas Trends

Special thanks to the team of educators that supported this project: Ms. Bortle Ms. Franzese, Mr. Carideo, Mr. Snyder, Ms. Gregus, Ms. Meade, Ms. Mathis, Dr. Reissman, Writer, and Principal Marielena Santiago, NYC STARR Mentor.

An Involved Approach to How a Bill Becomes a Law- Having Students Own Their Bills

Leading by Doing! It’s Elementary - The Younger They Lead, The Better Citizens They Are Today and Tomorrow

Implementing and Empowering Student Leaders: A comprehensive guide through one school’s example

Student Leadership Council Evaluation Report and Results

STARR would like to thank Dr. Rose Reissman for her contributions to these resources and her tireless dedication to the growth of students and educators alike, as well as the support from all Ditmas partners, Michael Downes, Angelo Carideo, and Principal Marielena Santiago, NYC STARR Mentor.

Authored by Dr. Rose Reissman
NYC Ditmas Writing Institute

Dr. Rose Reissman

Dr. Rose Reissman

Ditmas Partner Ss Teacher Team:
Michael Downes
Angelo Carideo
Student Leadership Administrator Mentor
Marielena Santiago