October GA Takeaways: Communication Builds CommunityWed, 10/20/2021 - 11:27am
Communication Builds Community Guide
You are a member of a school club or SGA. How can you reach out?
- Before your meeting, brainstorm with friends about all the possible clubs and organizations you could connect to.
- Reach out to students in other clubs and organizations
- Let them know you plan to meet and how they can help out.
- Make sure to show your appreciation for their help! Ask them if there is anything your group can do to support the work they are doing.
- After you connect with groups at your school, explore county and state-level organizations sharing your cause.
- Are you an SGA member? Want to increase ticket sales and student turn-out?
- Promote and engage clubs to increase engagement in your school wide events.
- Students want to go to events where they will feel welcome and see those they already know in addition to new faces.
- Partner with groups to uplift everyone.
- Reach out to adults
- Tell them you plan to meet and invite them to join you at events or activities.
- Ask for their input and ideas.
- Inform BEFORE
- Promote your planning meetings and ask for input and suggestions to the many groups and organizations you connected with.
- Give them ample time to provide you with feedback, come up with questions, and prepare materials.
- Reconnect AFTER
- Communicate what you worked on after you meet!
- Share photos of your event, presentation sides, and other helpful resources.
- Invite students and adults and organizations to stay tuned for what’s next.
Key Takeaways- Student Leaders Build Connections
- When we build foundations together around shared interests, purpose, and fun, it lays a foundation for when we find we need to dive into more complicated topics and challenging situations.
- Frequent, engaging communication is the key and a first step you can take in preparation for your next meeting or event.
- Give it a try! The worst someone may say is "no" and then you can try again next time.