Chapter 4: Starting A Food Allergy Club
Many high schools offer clubs to their students and offer students the change to start a club. In my high school, I ran a food allergy club, and you can to! Here are some tips to help you get started!
- Choose your focus. Do you want your food allergy group to be a support group for kids with food allergies in your high school or do you want it to be an advocacy group that helps make your high school safer for people with food allergies?
- Find a teacher. Having a teacher that can help sponsor your club is usually a requirement to start a club in most schools. Regardless, having a faculty mentor can help keep meetings on track, can help you run events and can even help get students involved.
- Promote your club. Make flyers, announcements and let your friends know you are starting a club for people with food allergies. People can't come if they don't know about your club.
- Hold meetings. Meetings are an important part of any club. You can use your first meeting to figure out what your members are interested in so that you can retain them.
- Pass it along. If your club is successful, pass it along to an underclassman before you graduate so it can continue.