School Club Action Plan
It’s fantastic that you want to start a school club. Congratulations! But now what? What’s next? How do you plan meaningful activities for your club that will actually have a tangible impact?
The School Clubs Action Plan will walk you through the steps for starting and growing a successful club. You can do it, one step at a time!
- Start a school club at your school. Get permission from the school.
- Invite people to join.
- Hold your first meeting and elect your officers.
- Have your second meeting and decide what goals your school club would like to achieve.
- Elephant Ivory Trade Curriculum – Wiki Book (downloadable pdf)
- Recommended Reading List (videos too)
Week 1: All About Elephants
- Types of Elephants
- Geographic Location of Elephants
- Population Trends of Elephants
- Endangered Status
- Elephant Communication
- Elephant Emotion
- Elephant Family & Social Life
- Facts About Elephants
Week 2: All About the Ivory Trade
- What is the Ivory Trade
- History of the Ivory Trade
- Recent History: Banning Ivory Trade & One-Off Sales of Stockpiled Ivory
- Overview of countries involved in the Ivory Trade
- What is Being Done by Whom to Stop the Ivory Trade?
Week 3: Country-Specific Topics
- Supply Countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
- Demand Countries: China, Philippines
- Transit Countries: Malaysia,
- Others: United States, Japan
Week 4: Club Member Educational Activities (to develop deeper club expertise and prepare for Action Plan)
- Research a topic and deliver a short report to club members
- Watch videos and discuss
- Read articles and discuss
- Conduct a survey of students or community members
- Kellogg Logic Model Development Guide
- SMART Methodology – Specific, Measurable, Assignable, Realistic, Time-Related
- Create your school club Action Plan designed to result in meaningful, tangible results
- Create a Plan (Logic Model)
- The SMART method
- Start with the end goal in mind and work backwards from there.
- Establish a way to measure your results: the change between “before” your activity and “after.”
- Now that you have your Action Plan, it’s time to take action and implement it!
- Reach out to stakeholders, spread awareness, do the activities you have planned, measure your results
- Visit the Advocacy Training blogs for lots of ideas.
- Connect and collaborate with other school clubs in the Global Youth Against the Ivory Trade program
- Join the School Clubs forum and start a dialogue or ask questions
- Share your projects with others
- Pick a sister school in another country and come up with a joint project