start a high school group
Congratulations on starting a new pro-life group! We couldn't be more excited to have you join thousands of other Michigan students in the cause to defend life.
WE WANT TO CONNECT WITH YOU!
SCHEDULE A SCHOOL VISIT
If you are starting a new group, you'll want to invite one of our Campus Activists to your school! We can coach you on how to get the group rolling, give you valuable community contacts, and even find students at your school to partner with you in this task. Inviting our team out to meet with you is a great first step towards establishing a thriving new group at your school!
HOW TO START A NEW GROUP
Starting a new student organization can seem like a massive undertaking. Don't worry!
We have all the resources you need to get your group going and we'll be with you every step of the way. First, check out our step-by-step guide:
RESOURCES FOR YOUR GROUP
PLM has provided a set of resources for high school groups to preform outreach and conduct meetings at their school. Check out all of our provided resources here:
STEP ONE: PREPARE YOURSELF!
Running a pro-life student organization is a lot of work and takes dedication & knowledge. However, it is 100% worth it because you are taking a step toward ending injustice and we are so glad you are joining us! While you are navigating this process, we recommend you take some time to learn apologetics and learn more about Protect Life MI's resources. Send us an email requesting more information about apologetics and we'll give you access to some sweet apologetics information.
STEP TWO: ALL THE DETAILS
Find Out What Your School Requires & Will Allow
Get online or call your school's Student Life department. Typically, you will need a constitution, bylaws, a faculty advisor, and a minimum membership number. Don’t stress: PLM can help you find each of these items.
Next, you'll need to know what sorts of activities your school will allow you to do: Can you chalk on school grounds, set up a table, reserve a meeting room, and hold events? What are the requirements to do so? Create a document with answers to these questions, so that you can refer to them easily.
STEP THREE: FIND YOUR PEOPLE!
Once you've started the process to become an official student organization, you'll need to begin gathering a team and delegating tasks.
Start with friends and people in your classes. Focus on finding friends who are responsible, dependable, and can help take on a leadership role for your group, but let students know that they aren't required to take on responsibilities in order to join the group.
Once you've assembled a team, you should begin delegating tasks. We have resources for each role's responsibilities and tasks but feel free to adapt as needed!
STEP FOUR: NOW THE FUN BEGINS
Reach out to PLM to schedule a Zoom call or in-person meeting with one of our team members. We'll sit down with you and your leadership team and help plan out a strategic and effective game plan for the semester. This will ensure that you're focusing on the right areas to make the biggest impact!
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STEP FIVE: THE BEST FOR LAST
Now you are ready to go out on campus, share the pro-life message, and defend the unborn. We are so proud of you. Please reach out if you ever need any help!