Planning for my American Red Cross Club
Today was my last first day of high school. For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, it was my first day of school as a senior in high school. Walking through the halls, I finally figured out how much power I really wielded as an older student; knowing exactly where my classes were, having enough time to stop and chat with my friends in between classes, watching the tiny freshman squirm past me as they scrambled to find their own classes. It was a refreshing and exciting experience, and definitely the start of something new.
As always, a new year brings more planning for my Red Cross Club, as I am sure it does for all of you out there. My club kicked off with its main leadership meeting last weekend, where we discussed all of our new plans and goals for the school year. This year, we want to focus on recruiting new members, expanding club opportunities, and holding events that are aligned with the American Red Cross mission. I hope to retain members by keeping them involved with things like health and safety and teach disaster preparation to elementary schools around my town.
What new things is your club doing this year? The National Youth Council is currently working on “American Red Cross High School Clubs in a Box” which will help both current and future Red Cross club leaders start or run their own clubs.
Tell me about your first day of school! How did it go? Are you as excited to get started with your American Red Cross Club as I am? 😉
Anjuli Sastry, California