Making a difference is easy. There are numerous ways you can make a significant impact and help bring the message of sports for social change around the world.

We have listed below a few simple ways you can contribute to our cause. Even the smallest contributions can have a huge impact.

  • Discuss with your friends and family the charities that inspire you most

  • Volunteer at a local sports for social change charity (click here to see possible volunteer/internship opportunities)

  • Write in your school or local newspaper to highlight either a charity that inspired you or the message concerning using sports for social change 

If you want to do more, this toolkit will guide you in detail how you can join our movement to spread the idea of sports for social transformation.

  • Create school groups supporting charities that inspire you

  • Take action by planning and hosting fundraising and awareness events

Reading Yungpost’s Action Toolkit is the first step towards your involvement in our global movement to spread our message around the world.


How to Start a group at school

Being a student, the best way to spread our message on sports for social transformation is establishing a student-led group at school. Your group can host events and activities to raise awareness about the idea of sports for social change and provide fellow students with a way to get involved.

Although every school will vary on how to start a student-led group, it’s important that you ask people on campus for guidance. Contact your school administration, student council, or volunteer groups, to see if they can direct you on the right path. Make sure you fulfill all requirements for starting a club demanded by your school. Often, you will have to fill out a proposal or a mission statement.

Once you have understood how to start a group at your school, and found a faculty member or adviser to guide you through the process, you are ready to BEGIN!

Here is how you can get started:

Recruit Students

How to get the word out about your group and recruit members:

  • Talk to friends
  • Put up posters
  • Set up a table at your school’s student group fair
  • Contact students through social media

Assign Leadership Roles 

Once you have found your core members, it’s important to set up your organization’s leadership structure to run the group, make decisions, and assign jobs. A strong leadership is vital for a few reasons:

  • It allows for the group to run efficiently and smoothly
  • It gives everyone an understanding of their role within the group
  • It ensures the group will remain as older members graduate

The First Meeting

The First Meeting will likely forever be your group’s most important one. A strong meeting will convince both your leadership group and first-time members to continue helping with the cause. Here is a checklist of things you must prepare:

  • Have a plan listing out the main points you will discuss in the meeting
  • Create a PowerPoint or a packet to show your main points to the audience
  • Think about potential question and answers to them. You will likely have people asking questions about your group during the meeting

After your first successful meeting, use the next few meetings to establish what the group will do on a regular basis and determine some sort of timeline for events and projects.

Spread the Word!

With the basics of your group formed, it’s time to publicize your group at school. You want everyone to know what your group is all about, and what it will do in the future to achieve its goal. Use similar  tactics explained in the Recruit Students section.

 

How to hold a fundraising or awareness raising event

Holding an event is the most effective way for your school, and the local community to get involved with your project. Although running an event seems quite daunting, your work will make a significant impact in helping a charity and spreading our message. Furthermore, we will guide you on how to successfully hold an event!

1. Decide on a theme

Finding the right type of theme for your project is vital. You want the activity you are hosting to connect with the message you are trying to send or the cause you are trying to help. For our cause, here are a few events that we recommend:

  • A Sport tournament
  • A Charity Match
  • A Charity Race

2. Finding partners and sponsors

An event has two key components: manpower and money. Manpower to run the event and money to fund the event. Here is how you can successfully get these components:

  • Manpower: Try to host the event with other more established student groups at your school. Their manpower, guidance, experience, and support will make the event more successful.
  • Money: Ask your school administration to support the event. The administration likely has money set aside for special events and community education efforts.

3. Deciding on the event day

It’s important to pick the right day for the event. Here are a few factors you should consider before deciding on the day/days:

  • Check your school calendar. Make sure your event date is not clashing with another student-group event or a school-run event.
  • Check the weather season. Since sports are often played outdoors, try to accommodate your event during either Spring or early Autumn.
  • Check for local or national awareness days. If you hold your event on the same day as one of these days, your event will likely gain more support.

4. Planning the Event

Each type of event will require different types of planning. However, there are a few general tips that will help make organizing and setting up any event easier:

  • Recruit helpers for the event. The more manpower your event has, the more effective and efficient the event will go. Try to recruit your friends, family, teachers, and whomever you think may be interested.
  • Prepare a list of everything you need for the event . Once you have a confirmed volunteer staff list, delegate to each person certain tasks. Here are a few key things you will likely need for the event:
  1. The Event Location
  2. Supplies for the event
  3. A publicity campaign
  4. A change box with small bills and a safe way to collect donations
  5. Everyone’s role during the event
  6. Contingency plan (in case of bad weather or volunteers not showing up)
  7. Contacting local media

5. Publicity  

Advertising is very important for a successful event. It can really help spread the word and get more people interested in helping share and participate in sports for social change. Here are a few ways to successfully publicize:

  • Post flyers that include all relevant information around your school (use bright colors and pictures to grab people’s attention)
  • Start a Facebook Group with all the relevant information. Then, tell everyone in the group to start sending event invites to everyone on their friend’s list
  • Pair up with other local groups or events to reach a wider audience.

6. Event Day

Make your plan come to life!  During that day, make sure you find people to do the following tasks:

  • Take pictures and videos at the event. They can be used later to advertise your group, start a website, or share with others. If you do take pictures or videos please send them to YungPost. We would love to see them and hear about your event.
  • Have Donation Boxes. Often, people will want to donate their money at the event

7. Follow Up

Following the event please contact YungPost and tell us how the event went. We want to hear about your experience and share your success stories with others. You can contact us at mail@yungpost.com.

Thank You

We at YungPost would like to thank you for your time, effort and dedication to helping get involved with our message. Your support makes a world of difference. If you have any further questions about the information provided in this toolkit or about how you can get involved with YungPost please email us at mail@yungpost.com.

Thank you again!