Ian’s Top 4 Tips For Red Cross Club Leadership

As founder and president of my high school Red Cross Club for three years, I’ve picked up on some tips on how to be an effective and efficient leader. Take your own leadership style into account and think about how you might integrate these tips into your leadership activities. 1. Surround yourself with dedicated and […]

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Youth Spotlight: Sujai Jaipalli

“It’s all about organization and dedication – if you have those two things you’re good to go.” These two grounding principles of Sujai’s character have guided him throughout his leadership in his Red Cross story. Dabbling around in volunteering events in middle school because his older brother was a volunteer, Sujai joined the Huron High […]

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Find Your Red Cross Heart

Did you know that February is National Heart Month? Next month is the perfect opportunity for you to share Red Cross love! By writing Valentine’s cards for veterans or by learning life-saving CPR, you can make sure that your community is happy and heart-healthy. If you recently organized a blood drive or have ten minutes […]

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From Coast to Coast: Field Ambassadors’ Red Cross Stories

  Introduction As a Red Cross volunteer, there’s one question you’ll be asked no matter where you volunteer: Why did you join the Red Cross? In other words, what is your Red Cross Story? As part of the National Youth Council’s new Field Ambassador program, we have asked our regional field ambassadors from throughout the […]

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Setting & Meeting Goals

With the New Year well underway, many of us have started on our annual list of resolutions. From exercising regularly to spending more time with family, our personal goals help us become better people and push us towards growth. Likewise, setting goals for both yourself and your Red Cross club are crucial steps to being […]

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2017 San Jose Flooding | A Youth Volunteer Perspective

  In February of 2017, San Jose, California experienced a flood that became the city’s worst in over 100 years. Over 14,000 residents were evacuated, and thousands of homes were destroyed. Hundreds sought refuge from the flooding by staying at Red Cross shelters set up across the city. One of the seven evacuation centers included Evergreen […]

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Red Cross Club Leadership Transitions

As we prepare to head into a new calendar year, Red Cross Club youth leaders may also be thinking about how to prepare their club for a new cohort of officers. If you are part of your club’s leadership team, you may wonder whether your club will know what to do in the future after […]

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Strategic Planning Around the Special Days

Holiday season is quite the excitement: rushing to outlets for those Black Friday deals at 2am, cautiously hanging up the Christmas decorations only to trip on the wire moments thereafter, and packing an incredible, busy itinerary within these few rare times of break. After all, shouldn’t we all be trying to maximize the amount of […]

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CRASH COURSE CALL | NYIM & Outstanding Youth

        Meet other Red Cross youth. Learn about youth-specific resources. Found your own club. On Novemember 30th, 9pm EST, join us in our nationwide Crash Course NYIM Call! Why join? You will have the amazing opportunity to: Meet other outstanding youth volunteers from all across the nation Get inspired by Red Cross […]

Staying Thankful This Thanksgiving

Mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie, marshmallow with yams, and of course, the turkey. Ah yes, it’s Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the holiday weekend, I’ve come to re-center and slow down after the rush of my first semester at college. What makes me happy? What makes all of us happy? Want to know what it […]

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