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Honoring our history. Inspiring our future.
St. Jude Leadership Society is a membership of high performing students who share a passion for
leadership, service, and community. Through this meaningful shared experience, SJLS members will focus
their time and energy on critical leadership principles that will lead to their success in career and life.
Members participate in a series of leadership development sessions that engage a variety of community
and corporate leaders. All sessions are inspired by St. Jude founder Danny Thomas and focus on
leadership traits like good citizenship, gratitude, grit, integrity, empathy, and courage.
Networking and Mentorship
Throughout their journey members work with their mentors, usually a parent, to leverage their
passions, skills, and networks to build and execute a fundraising strategy. Through this experience,
SJLS members learn how to manage a project from start to finish and they have an opportunity to
exercise all that is learned through their leadership development sessions.
SJLS members are challenged to raise $2,500 per person. Every dollar raised ensures that families never
receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food - because all a family should worry about
is helping their child live. Members who meet their goal will be invited to complete their leadership
training at St. Jude during the SJLS Memphis Experience.