Who can participate?
Everyone in the school can participate: students and faculty alike! Hand out stickers to everyone. This is also a great recruitment tool to get more people involved in JSA and help people discover their passion for politics and social justice.
Will students take the event seriously? How can I make sure it’s appropriate?
In our experience, students take the campaign seriously and appreciate the opportunity to be in an environment where political discussions are encouraged. However, if you are still worried about civil discourse, a teacher or administration can stand in the area to monitor what is being written.
Can I host during another time of the year?
Absolutely, we are encouraging schools to participate between the official Fight Apathy season to create unity. However, if you are unable to run an event during that time, then host the campaign when you can. It is more important that you join the campaign than
when you run it. Contact your Program Director for special arrangements.
When are stickers distributed?
Often times, stickers are passed out at the beginning of the day or during lunch. However, students are encouraged to wear the stickers for the entire day.
How much does it cost to participate, and when do I get my stickers? It’s FREE! If you register your school online, the campaign will send you the amount of
stickers requested for your school either to a specific address or you can collect them at Winter Congress.
What do I need for my table?
The bare essentials are stickers and permanent markers. However, putting up signs will help draw students to the table. You could also put handouts to help students understand Fight Apathy and JSA. At some schools, students place a poster board on a table with the phrase, “I believe in…” at the top and encourage students to place a post- it note with their beliefs on the poster board. Find samples here.
Where’s the best place to set up my table?
Try to set up in a place that students are guaranteed to pass. The main entrance of your school, the cafeteria, or a central hallway might be optimal places. By having a table in a central location, you can encourage passersby to take a sticker rather than counting on them to find the table.
How many stickers should I order?
Try your best to predict how many students will get involved. It’s better to overestimate than underestimate. At a politically active school, about 75% of students may take a sticker. Otherwise, a good estimate is to order stickers for 50% of the student body.
How do I spread the word about our event?
You can put up posters around school advertising the event with information on it. Also, create a Facebook event to publicize through social media. Think of creative ways to get the word out!
Is the campaign on social media?
Use the hashtag #FightApathy to spread your beliefs! The campaign will watch the hashtag and share news about the campaign from schools across the country.