One common question I get when it comes to Student Leadership Teams is, “How many teens should be on your student leadership team?”
My answer often frustrates people.
You see, when it comes to my student leadership team, I don't have a set number of positions.
This is an intentional decision on my part. When you have a set number of positions you risk having to fill them with someone – even if that person isn't necessarily ready for student leadership.
Instead of having to fill a specific number of slots, I want to be able to have the freedom to put together the best team possible. There have been years when this has meant having a leadership team of 5 students and other years where this has meant having a team of 10.
Having said that, there are a few general principles I use to guide my decision about the size of the team.