Students

Students, you have an opportunity to meet informally as a First Priority group during non-academic time, at any point during the school year. Your right to do so falls under the First Amendment. Please contact us for guidance, training or resources for starting a group or club: infofirstpriority@gmail.com


Reasons to be a First Priority leader:

  1. An opportunity to develop your leadership and public speaking skills
  2.  An opportunity to work with and serve other students
  3.  An opportunity to develop younger students as leaders
  4.  You  may include your leadership position on college and employment applications
  5. You may request a recommendation letter for your service


How to relaunch your group (2019-2020):

            1. Confirm faculty member is available to host meetings 
            2. Confirm meeting day, time and location (for each lunch period, if applicable)
            3. If needed, provide the administration with Letter of Intent Letter of Intent
            4. Set a date for the first meeting
            5. Notify First Priority with meeting information (can be done on the website, app or by email)
            6. Meet with student leaders to plan the first HOPE cycle; have all resources needed HOPE Strategy cheat sheet
            7. Use the first meeting to train students on the purpose of First Priority
            8. Request help from First Priority as needed infofirstpriority@gmail.com

Understanding the Equal Access Act:

These resources help students to understand their rights for meeting on campus, regardless of the meeting’s content (religious, political or otherwise):

Understanding the First Amendment
Understanding the Equal Access Act
Bill of Rights for Student1
Religious rights on school campuses

How to Start a First Priority Group:

Want to know how to start a club or group? Click here: checklist-for-launching-first-priority


Tips for sharing the gospel:

http://www.daretoshare.org/article/how-to-give-an-effective-invitation-without-crash-landing/


Apologetics for students:

Want tips on how to defend your faith? Click here: http://www.bethinking.org/apologetics

Questions and answers for students:

Have questions about you rights? Click here: questions-and-answers-for-students

Do student-led clubs/groups have the right to put parameters on who is able to lead? Yes. Click here to read the Supreme Court decision:  https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-2nd-circuit/1265184.html

HOPE cycle lessons and resources (2019-2020):