The Fight Apathy Campaign is an incredible opportunity to turn your school into a hotbed for political discussion. Here are seven simple steps to run a successful event.
1) Talk with a teacher and/or administrator to get approval to have an event.
It is vital that you work with a teacher or administrator before you run the event. Your school may have specific procedures for daytime events and they can also be an invaluable resource as you take part in the campaign.
2) Chose a day between February 29 and March 11 to run your event and pick an area to hand out stickers from.
Think about when your school may have special events or days when there are generally more tests. Does your school usually have the most energy on Fridays? Do students like special events in the middle of the week on Wednesday? These are some of the important aspects to think about when picking a good day.
3) Register online using the Register tab above, or clicking here!
Register to receive the stickers for your campaign! After you register, the campaign can send you helpful resources such as flyers and posters. Also, you will be able to easily reach out for any advice or help you need.
4) Publicize and create excitement for the campaign in your school and community.
Facebook and other social media outlets are valuable tools to use to promote your campaign. Create a Facebook event and tweet with the hashtag #FightApathy to get students excited about the event. You can also put flyers up in your school and town to help spread the word about the campaign.
5) Get volunteers to help out and make sure you have supplies.
Get help from your peers who are enthusiastic about the cause and want to help. You can work with others to create shifts to work at the Fight Apathy table. Make sure that you have all the supplies you need: stickers, markers, and maybe a posterboard!
6) Run an awesome event and have fun!
Watch all your work pay off as your school’s hallways, cafeterias, and classrooms turn into a hotbed of political discussion!