student chapter Guide
Learn the Basics OF startING a #NationalSchoolWalkout chapter AT yOUR SCHOOL!
Congratulations on making the first step towards building lasting youth power on your school’s campus. Now that you’ve decided that you want to take your energy and channel into longer term plans, learn how to to gain official recognition from your campus.
Use this sample Bylaws/Constitution to help form your group!
Now that you have created your bylaws, you get to take the next step: choosing your leadership team. It’s important to be thoughtful and intentional about who you joins your leadership team/executive board.
A student walkout is a great place to start, but it’s important to spend time thinking about what your group wants to accomplish over the course of a year. Start with your long term goals and then work to determine the strategy and tactics that will get you to your goals.
Use our planning materials and sample agenda to help plan your first meeting!
It’s important to think about how this amazing new organization that you just created survive once they graduate! Are all the founding members graduating? Or most? It's not enough to hand the baton off to the next person and force them to recreate the wheel. You need to make sure the next person can leap frog these growing pains by handing off the good work you have done and everything that you have learned along the way.