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  • Advance your club's impact with IDEA

    The final and fourth step of the IDEA Toolkit is called Advance the Impact. The four goals are outlined below, and tools and resources are available at kkids.org/IDEA to guide you through the process. By the end of this step, your club will have reflected on and celebrated your achievements, and shared with others what the club has learned.

    Goals: 

    • Club members will think about what they accomplished and celebrate their successes.
    • Club members will look at the impact made by their service project and figure out where they can improve.
    • Club members will share the results of their service project with others.
    • Club members will make plans to continue serving others in their school and community.

    Planning:
    Advisors and club officers should:

    • Read through all the outlines and worksheets included in the Advance the Impact section of the IDEA Toolkit. 
    • Work together to decide which activities will be accomplished during meetings and which ones members should do on their own.
    • Figure out which club officers will lead the club through each activity and how to get the best results.


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  • Recruiting drive! 5 tips to get started

    Elementary school students are enthusiastic and energetic volunteers. They also love to learn and master new skills. Tap their potential in your school and community by asking current K-Kids members to think of ways to recruit new members.

    Here is a sample plan consisting of five steps for putting together a recruitment drive:

          1. Discuss. The club officers could lead a discussion on why the club
              needs more members—and how inviting other students to join
              can have a positive impact on them.

          2. Brainstorm. The club can discuss how to motivate other students
              to join. Helpful questions include: What are simple ways that
              we can ask others? Should we hold a special event? Are there
              places such as announcement or bulletin boards where we can
              post an invitation?

          3. Plan. The club should start planning the details of their
              recruitment drive: the responsibilities of each member, the
              timeline and deadlines for the event, talking points regarding
              why students should join, etc.

          4. Execute. Encourage members to show their K-Kids pride as they
              host their recruitment drive. Members should be able to express
              why others should join, how to join and what the club's upcoming
              activities are.

          5. Celebrate. Once the new members are initiated and welcomed,
              celebrate the club’s recruitment efforts with a small party or
              member rewards.

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