Synergy & Leadership Exchange

Helping Minnesotans be their best through fostering collaboration, providing educational resources and celebrating achievement.


Upcoming Events

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South Central Service Cooperative program Synergy & Leadership Exchange is a nonprofit organization serving schools and communities across Minnesota.

Synergy & Leadership Exchange is helping Minnesotans be their best by fostering Collaboration, providing Educational Resources and Celebrating achievement.

Synergy & Leadership Exchange fosters collaboration with many partners including the Minnesota Academic League, Minnesota Character Council, and the Minnesota Service Cooperatives.

Synergy & Leadership Exchange publishes and distributes Reach for the Stars, an educational resource listing more than 130 academic enrichment opportunities for Minnesota K–12 students.

Synergy & Leadership Exchange celebrates Minnesota Educators and Students for their amazing talents, hard work and dedication through Gathering of Champions, Outstanding Educator Awards, Minnesota Ethical Leadership Award, Minnesota Promising Practices Award and Minnesota Schools of Character.

Upcoming Events

November 10, 2023 - Schools of Character application deadline

December 1, 2023 - Minnesota Ethical Leadership Award nomination deadline

February 10, 2024 - Minnesota Promising Practices application deadline

March 1, 2024 - Reach for the Stars program application deadline

March 31, 2024 - 2024 Gathering of Champions logo contest deadline

May 21, 2024 - Character Recognition Awards luncheon

August 2, 2024 - Gathering of Champions

TBD - 2024 Outstanding Educator Award application deadline

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For more info, contact:

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Wanda Sommers Wall

Administrative Director - Innovation Services/Synergy & Leadership Exchange Executive Director
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Barb Bergseth

Coordinator - Synergy & Leadership Exchange and SCSC Student Academic Programs
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Leah Garry

Coordinator for Educator Awards and Gathering of Champions and SCSC Student Academics Support
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Cassi Wanous

Coordinator - Synergy & Leadership Exchange and SCSC Student Academics Support