Currently clubs are being held at the following schools, areas and youth groups:
Contact whoever is in charge, for example, your youth leader or school administrator and get their approval, recruit an approved volunteer facilitator. The women's ministry is a great place to let them know your need, along with searching out alumni from your school or previous members of your organization. If you are starting a club in the public school system, you will need to meet before or after regular school hours. Review this webpage with a document from the Department of Education http://christiananswers.net/q-eden/religiousexpression.html and be familiar with our Constitution regarding Freedom of Religion.
Find a place and time to meet. If you're starting in a school, find an approved classroom to meet in, usually during lunch in a private school setting. There are lots of afterschool activities, so lunch time or a breakfast club works well. Purchase our guidebook for $25 plus tax and shipping (if applicable) and you're ready to "Join the Revolution...One Young Lady at a Time"!
Debutante journals will be available for around $12 in the spring of 2009 and are an OPTIONAL part of the program. We encourage journaling and any dollar store journal will do! Lessons use household items and a copier is helpful for 7 of the lessons which have handouts.
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Clubs have generally met once a week. Most clubs in private schools meet during lunchtime. This prevents the club from interfering with afterschool activities and ensures all debutantes can attend on a regular basis. Public schools will need to meet before or after school hours. We are guaranteed this opportunity by our freedom of religion from the Constitution, as well as further statements by the Department of Education from the Clinton and Bush Administrations starting back in 1995.
Any available classroom or quieter area is perfect. Regular lunch areas can be a bit noisy. The meeting area gives the debutantes an place they can call their own during meeting times.
If you are starting a club from your youth group, you can consider meeting during youth group while the young men are with the youth pastor learning what it means to be a "Godly Valiant Men in Training", *** as referred to by our debutante club members. Clubs can also meet another evening or on the weekend. There are lessons and units within the guidebook which can be used for as little as a workshop, a 4 week study, 7 weeks or a complete semester.
***We are developing a program for young men called: "Club Knights", Where Chivalry, Honor and Valor are not things of the Past, they are your Future...stay tuned for updates!
Basically $25 plus tax and shipping (if applicable) for our guidebook. The facilitator is a school approved volunteer. Lessons use regular household items to keep this program off the budget.
We are developing what we call a "Debutante Journal". While any dollar store journal will do, we are hoping to make this an option to further enhance the program.