The following steps provide a guide for students who would like to establish a First Priority club or group on their middle or high school campuses. If the group meets on a non-club day and during non-instructional time, then it is considered a “group” which is afforded First Amendment rights to gather.
□ Step 1: Obtain Information
Review the First Priority website to understand the FP mission and leadership requirements; contact First Priority for more information about starting a group by texting the words JOIN NOW to 1-844-302-9219 or email us at email@example.com
□ Step 2: Recruit a Team
Recruit 2-3 Christian friends who would like to help you start a FP group; pray for God to guide your group through the process of bringing the message of HOPE to your school.
□ Step 3: Find a Faculty Member
Find a faculty member who is willing to host your weekly meetings. The faculty member will not participate in the weekly meetings; he/she will provide the meeting space and be present for the meetings.
□ Step 4: Agree on Meeting Time
Set a day and time for the weekly meetings and a date to launch, and have both approved by the faculty host. If your group will also meet on “Club Day”, you may require help from a faculty member.
□ Step 5: Schedule Training
Contact First Priority to request training, which can be held on or off campus: firstname.lastname@example.org,
□ Step 6: Launch Your Group (after your leadership team has been trained)
agree on how students will communicate (consider using the Remind or GroupMe app)
equip students to facilitate the HOPE cycle
invite friends and promote meetings
report weekly attendance numbers