Extra Curricular Activities
club information and tips
Messages from me to you
Raise not only you but your community
Great clubs to be part of:
Youth to Youth
A community-based drug prevention and youth leadership program focusing primarily on middle school and high school students.The goal of its many projects is harnessing the powerful influence of peer pressure—making it a positive force that encourages young people to live free of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Sam ( Samantha ) Skunk -
In this story Samantha has tried medicine that wasn’t hers and it has caused her to turn green.Solomon the fish helps her understand the core learning points and leads her to return to her original color. Core learning points are: someone else’s medicine might be bad for you, never give yourself medicine, if you find medicine – tell an adult.
( Intended for ages 4-7. Samantha Skunk presentations bring student leaders/presenters to the classrooms as a lovable magenta skunk and as other characters in the story. The story is presented by students using large puppets or in full costume.Total presentation time runs about 30-35 minutes depending upon the extent of questions and answers provided for at the conclusion of the presentation. )
Sticker Shock -
Sticker Shock is an after school group activity where the Youth to Youth members participate in going to alcohol-selling shops and placing stickers that warn parents or the harms of placing alcoholic beverages in places that are accessible to young kids and teens.
( To do sticker shock, contact individual stores and get permission to attach the stickers on a given day and time when volunteers are available. In a large store a team might include up to 8+ students plus adult supervision. )
Brain Campaign Sticker
A message to parents that alcohol affects all the parts of a teen’s brain.
Fridge Campaign Sticker
A reminder to parents that the most common source of alcohol for a child’s first drink is stealing it from their own parents or a friend’s parents.
Law Campaign Sticker
An eye-catching sticker stating the costs of leaving alcohol accessible to young kids and teens.
Fridge Campaign Sticker
High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club.
Some schools may not have the same name for clubs as other places. For example, Where I am from, we have an Interact club, which is the same exact thing as Key club with a different name.
Stay close to home
Make sure the leader or adviser of the group lends her email to all the principals in your school district, a lot of the schools do after fundraising or events where they always need extra hands which you could always participate in!
For example; our adviser gave her email out to many event coordinators (principals, city event planners, etc.) and we were giving the option of participating in the City Parade! Walking through the streets passing our books, bookmarks, and candy canes to little kids who watched the parade.
Mash the dates
Always remember to combine all events coming in your community, school district, sporting events and any other large groups and organizations to stay on the ball and grab / offer assistance to any of the following.
For example; Back in the fall the volleyball team held their annual Dig Pink Game where they deck the gym with pink decorations and throughout the entire game all money raised gets donated to the Cancer Research Center! But who got to set up the gym and deck it all in pink balloons and streamers? Us! Asking the coach if we could help, we got the okay and made the gym pinkalicious!
Another idea could be, if they are a smaller company / shop that needs more awareness and publicity, offer to hold a banner in return of a certain amount of money, that way, people can find out about the organization and your group can earn some easy money!