Get Educated with the September Event-in-a-Box!

 

You may not be super excited about the end of the summer… but you should be excited about the September Event-in-a-Box from Students for Life!

We are so close to abolishing abortion.

Are you ready to keep up the momentum?

The theme of the 2017 September Event-in-a-Box is “Abortion Procedures” and it includes everything you’ll need to bring the abortion dialogue back to its roots. There are too many pro-choice advocates out there supporting a violent procedure they may not even fully understand. Many of them have bought into the false notion that abortion is simply “the removal of a clump of tissue”.

Sometimes, a clean, honest conversation about what abortion really is can make all the difference.

This Event-in-a-Box will provide you with all the training and materials you’ll need to educate your peers about abortion procedures. Above all, we encourage you not to be afraid of this topic. We’ve taken the grim reality and packaged it in a way that is clean and informational.

PLUS- this is a great introductory event to do before you host the 2017 SFLA Fall Tour on your campus (hint hint)!

What’s in the Box?

Order the September Event-in-a-Box by contacting your Regional Coordinator TODAY!

If you are a student in Southern CA or AZ, contact Camille Rodriguez.

If you are a student in WA, contact Katie Lodjic.

If you are a student in CO or NM, contact Bethany Janzen.

If you are a student in MI, contact Audrey Nitzel.

If you are a student in MD, PA, DC, or DE, contact Michele Hendrickson.

If you are a student in KY or TN, contact Brenna Lewis.

If you are a student in NE, SD, or KS, contact Savannah Falter.

If you are a student in TX, contact Jillian Ferguson.

If you are a student in NY or NJ, contact Keri Landeche.

If you are a student in NC, SC, GA, or FL, contact Ryan Eyrich.

If you are a student in VT, ME, RI, NH, CT, or MA, contact Abby Young.

If you are a student in VA or WV, contact Lori Cascio.

If you are a student in Northern CA, contact Anna Arend.

If you are a student in OR or ID, contact Nichole Bentz.

If you are a student in OH, contact Morgan Getts.

If you are a student in IN, contact Anna Allgaier.

If you are a student in IA or IL, contact David Cordaro.

If you are a student in MN, contact Maddie Schulte.

If you are a student in MO, contact Reagan Barklage.

If you are a student in a state not listed, contact Brielle Heraty.

If you don’t have a pro-life group on your campus, but are interested in starting one, please contact us. We’d love to help you get started!

Email info@studentsforlife.org for more information.

August Event-in-a-Box is HERE!

 

Congratulations on starting another school year! We at Students for Life of America are excited for students across the nation to hit the ground running to further impact their middle school, high school, and college campuses with the pro-life message.

We are so close to abolishing abortion.

Now is the time to press harder than ever.

 

Our August Event-in-a-Box includes everything you’ll need to plan your year, recruit new members, and educate your campus about local healthcare resources that will redirect your peers away from Planned Parenthood.

This Event-in-a-Box will provide you with all the training and materials you’ll need to educate your peers about local FQHCs (Federally Qualified Health Centers), and how to join your group. Educate and recruit your campus to the pro-life movement!

Let’s make this year the year we see abortion abolished in America!

What’s in the Box?

  • FQHC Worksheet
  • 2017-2018 Plan Your Year Guide
  • SFLA Recruitment Tips Sheet
  • Sign-Up Sheets
  • Recruitment Flyers
  • Join Us Postcards (Customize them for your group!)
  • Pro-Life Gen Wristbands
  • Pro-Life Gen Stickers
  • Pens

How to Use the Box:

  • Make copies of the 2017-2018 Plan Your Year Guide for your executive board to plan your specific campus events for the Contact your Regional Coordinator to schedule a Planning Your Year training for help!
  • Meet with your group or individually research FQHCs within a 15-mile radius of your campus. Fill-in the FQHC Worksheet with information about women’s health, general practice, dental, and vision clinics. Make as many copies of the worksheet (double-sided) as you think you’ll need to pass out as you table. This will give your peers other places to turn for healthcare, instead of going to Planned Parenthood!
  • Get permission from your school, if needed, to set up a table for recruitment and pass out the FQHC worksheet. Make copies of the SFLA Recruitment Flyers, and post them throughout campus a few days before recruiting.
  • Schedule a Recruitment training with your Regional Coordinator before tabling!
  • Host a Recruitment table on campus! Use the sign-up sheets, pens, Join Us cards, and goodies from SFLA to promote your group. Give students a copy of the FQHC Worksheet, along with a Join Us card, and invite them check out your group!

Order the August Event-in-a-Box by contacting your Regional Coordinator today!

If you are a student in Southern CA or AZ, contact Camille Rodriguez.

If you are a student in WA, contact Katie Lodjic.

If you are a student in CO or NM, contact Bethany Janzen.

If you are a student in MI, contact Audrey Nitzel.

If you are a student in MD, PA, DC, or DE, contact Michele Hendrickson.

If you are a student in KY or TN, contact Brenna Lewis.

If you are a student in NE, SD, or KS, contact Savannah Falter.

If you are a student in TX, contact Jillian Ferguson.

If you are a student in NY or NJ, contact Keri Landeche.

If you are a student in NC, SC, GA, or FL, contact Ryan Eyrich.

If you are a student in VT, ME, RI, NH, CT, or MA, contact Abby Young.

If you are a student in VA or WV, contact Lori Cascio.

If you are a student in Northern CA, contact Anna Arend.

If you are a student in OR or ID, contact Nichole Bentz.

If you are a student in OH, contact Morgan Getts.

If you are a student in IN, contact Anna Allgaier.

If you are a student in IA or IL, contact David Cordaro.

If you are a student in MN, contact Maddie Schulte.

If you are a student in MO, contact Reagan Barklage.

If you are a student in a state not listed, contact Tiffany Taylor.

If you don’t have a pro-life group on your campus, but are interested in starting one, please contact us. We’d love to help you get started!

Email info@studentsforlife.org for more information.

Christian Leadership Summit Registration is Open!

Students for Life of America is hosting our 4th annual Christian Leadership Summit for leaders of pro-life student groups at Christian colleges in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida! We will meet to devise strategies, share experiences, and network with leaders from across the country to help you improve outreach on your college campus.

This summit is a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with leaders to solve the problems you face that may be different than those faced on public college campuses.

Leading a pro-life group at a Christian college comes with its own unique challenges. From unreceptive administrators to distinct campus cultures, leaders of pro-life clubs at religious schools are regularly obstructed in their pro-life work. We’ve seen this trend across the country and understand that the hardest place to start a pro-life club is on a Christian campus, not to mention the amount of unforeseen hostility received from administrators.

Most schools would rather ignore the controversy than prepare their students for confronting it. They would rather pretend that everyone on their campus is pro-life and that students are not getting pregnant. However, we know that students at Christian schools are not just getting pregnant, but are having abortions, partly because their schools do not support them in choosing Life for their children.

The summit is invite-only, so contact your Regional Coordinator for application details. If your application is accepted, your travel, food, and lodging costs will be covered! Applications are due by June 30th!

Contact your Regional Coordinator today to learn more about applying!
• If you are a student in CA or AZ, contact Camille Rodriguez.
• If you are a student in OR, WA, ID, HI, or AK, contact Katie Lodjic.
• If you are a student in CO or NM, contact Bethany Janzen.
• If you are a student in MI, contact Audrey Nitzel.
• If you are student in IN or OH, contact Anna Allgaier.
• If you are a student in MD, DC, or DE, contact Michele Hendrickson.
• If you are student in VA or WV, contact Lori Cascio.
• If you are a student in PA, contact Angelica Corridoni.
• If you are a student in KY or TN, contact Brenna Lewis.
• If you are a student in NE, KS, or MO, contact Reagan Barklage.
• If you are a student in IA or IL, contact David Cordaro.
• If you are a student in TX, contact Jillian Ferguson.
• If you are a student in NY or NJ, contact Keri Landeche.
• If you are a student in NC, SC, GA, or FL, contact Ryan Eyrich.
• If you are a student in MN or WI, contact Maddie Schulte.
• If you are a student in a state not listed, contact Tiffany Taylor.

Now is the time to take a stand on your campus! Christian schools have a mission to protect the innocent and vulnerable, and to prepare their students to confront and defeat the evils of this world. Christian schools should be the pro-life movement’s strongest base of support. As a student leader, you can make that happen at your school. Join us at the Christian Leadership Summit August 10th – 13th to be part of the revolution!

BIG things happening at Clark College SFL!

Congratulations to Clark College Students for Life as
April’s Group of the Month!

This month, Clark College SFL demonstrated their dedication to exposing the reality of abortion, both for the child and mother, by equipping themselves with the knowledge they needed to peacefully confront the opposition.

The group participated in a 40 Days for Life vigil, attended the Northwest Leadership Summit and Oregon Right to Life Conference, and prepared themselves for the confrontation that lay before them on their own campus.

Clark College Students for Life hosted Josh Brahm from the Equal Rights Institute for an apologetics training about how to respond to the argument, “My Body, My Choice”. This group understands their campus, and took the necessary steps towards equipping themselves for future pro-life activism!

 

The group held a unique Cemetery of the Innocents display for a week, where they added 50 crosses a day to represent the number of abortions that happen each day in Washington State. The event was protested and the local Planned Parenthood Director came out to talk with the group.

Shortly after they chatted, crosses from the display were stomped on by abortion advocates. This didn’t discourage the group from continuing with their plans for their next event though. That same week, the group hosted a Students for Life “Human Rights” display and tabled at their school’s Involvement Fair.

The following week, they hosted a campus-wide screening of HUSH and educated their peers about the correlations between abortion and breast cancer, pre-term birth, and mental health issues. Clark College Student’s for Life isn’t afraid of creating controversy on their campus and bringing awareness to the pain that abortion causes for everyone.

It is for this reason that we proudly name Clark College Students for Life as
April’s Group of the Month!

Show Your SFLA Pride at Graduation!

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Graduation is just around the corner for many of our high school and college group leaders. Amidst the stress of taking final exams, making decisions about what to do next in life, and planning an awesome summer to just chill, it’s easy to forget how far you’ve come in such a short amount of time. All those nights of studying, group projects, and tests prepared you for the next chapter in life.

You made it.

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Congratulations! 

Beyond how much you’ve learned in school, we want to encourage you look back at how much you’ve accomplished in the pro-life movement alone. Whether you’ve been a forerunner by starting a pro-life group on your campus or just recently joined, we are proud of you.

You have worked hard to create enduring change on your campus by recruiting students to the pro-life movement, converting abortion proponents, and providing resources and support for pregnant and parenting students.

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Students for Life believes that this is such a pivotal moment in your life and would like to offer a gift to show how proud we are of our student leaders and to honor your commitment to finishing strong.

Wearing the Students for Life graduation cords will give you one more chance to share your vision for a pro-life campus with friends, family, and fellow students when they ask what it means. Share the pro-life message. Tell them all that you have accomplished. Be a voice for the voiceless.

Once you submit the form, SFLA will also connect you with a pro-life leader for whatever path you’ve chosen to take.

Your activism doesn’t need to stop after graduation. From college to pro-life future groups, Students for Life is here to support you with transitioning into the next chapter of your life.

Together, we will continue to fight to abolish abortion in your lifetime!

Below is the order form to complete and submit to receive your free purple SFLA graduation cords to wear on your special day!

Save Babies. Win Free Stuff. Jam Out.

As the school year draws to an end, Students for Life wants to give your group something special for the all hard work you have done on your campus to abolish abortion. For the May Event-in-a-box, we are partnering with Rock for Life to challenge you as group leaders and members to join their Street Teams. As a member of the Rock for Life Street Team you can complete Action Items during the month of May and throughout the summer to earn Street Team Points (STP) that are redeemable for sweet pro-life swag!

We’ve heard from so many of our students about wanting to stay connected with SFLA over the summer and continuing to abolish abortion. This summer, we’re providing you with fun and easy ways to do just that by joining the Rock for Life Street Team!Street Team Join US - 1440x600

Before locking-down your break plans, imagine this: a warm summer night at a music festival, winning Rock for Life merchandise, and saving babies by sharing the pro-life message. We know. Not much else compares.

So, what are you waiting for?

To get more information on May’s Event-in-a-Box, please visit our College or High School pages!

Queens College Students for Life: March Winner!

Students for Life of America would like to recognize the amazing efforts of Queens College Students for Life for the month of March to advance the mission of the Pro-Life Generation! Despite facing discrimination by their administration, this group continued to push forward with establishing themselves as the voice for the voiceless on their campus. Since becoming an official group in January, Queens College SFL hosted a variety of events and continues to grow in numbers.

This month, the group created their own Cemetery of the Innocents Display to commemorate the lives of those who have been lost to abortion and to educate students who may not know about this travesty. Group members made 3,000 “R.I.P” markers and placed them throughout the campus quad for all students to see. During their free hour, when most students are not in class, group members were available to answer questions presented by students who passed by.

During the first day of the display, group members faced vandalizing and angry pro-abortion students, but they were not discouraged. The group returned for a second day to host the display and peaceful conversations were held with students who wanted to know more about the group and the lives lost each year to abortion.

A counter-display was put-up by a group of students with a clothes-line decorated by hangers, and a sign that read “never again”. Queens College Students for Life gracefully demonstrated how to “agree to disagree” by conversing with the opposition and establishing mutual respect despite differences in viewpoints. Way to build relationships!

In addition to the success with the Cemetery of the Innocents, Queens College SFL is planning to host a Pregnant on Campus tabletop display to begin dialogue with studentsQCSFL- Group Pic for how to best support pregnant and parenting students.

To bring awareness of the 324,000 babies killed each year by abortion, the group is participating in the Students for Life of America new campaign to #Sockit2PP. This group is focused on abolishing abortion and understands the impact of educating students while providing resources for meeting their immediate needs.

Congratulations to Queens College Students for Life for being SFLA’s March Group of the Month!

Plan Your Year 2017-2018!

Here at Students for Life, we are steadily planning awesome materials and events for next year, and we want to share our latest creation with you! The 2017-2018 Plan Your Year Guide is here and ready to help your group have the best year ever!

We understand that students have a lot going on with classes, exams, school breaks and events. Throw in being a part of the largest pro-life organization on your campus, and you’ll see that time-management and planning play major roles in making a difference. To help your group stay on top of your game, we created a 2017-2018 Plan Your Year Guide!

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To get started, take the time to read through the guide and create balance for your group between civic and social activities and events. For example, schedule a training with your Regional Coordinator for Recruitment, then plan a day to volunteer at your local Pregnancy Resource Center. Try to avoid only focusing on one area of the pro-life movement. Instead, engage your community with a variety of events that advance the pro-life message throughout the year.

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of the Guide:

  • Print it! (We know, this may seem “old school” but you’ll thank us later!)
  • Mark important dates: Freshman Orientation, First/Last day of class, Exam Weeks, All major holidays, breaks, or school events (football games, homecoming, etc.) We’ve listed all national pro-life events, but be sure to fill in your local events and campaigns.
  • Brainstorm and create a list of events to do throughout the school year. Mix it up with small and big events, and begin with those that build relationships between members. Slowly move towards more advanced activities as the year progresses.
  • Set goals. Be realistic with planning your events. Consider costs, materials needed, and time required to pull them off. Plan an activity every other week (in addition to weekly meetings) and one big event each semester. Contact your Regional Coordinator for training with Planning Your Year over the summer.
  • Review the calendar at your first meeting of the new year with the group. Make any changes, additions, or deletions as needed, and start delegating responsibilities for specific activities in order to make them happen.

Refer back to the Plan Your Year Guide throughout the year to stay on track. Use it to create a budget for each event with help from your Regional Coordinator.

This is YOUR year to plan. Make it COUNT!

For a preview, visit: 2017-2018 Plan Your Year Guide and print your own copy. Contact your Regional Coordinator, or email info@studentsforlife.org with any questions!

April Event in a Box: Abortion Pill Reversal Awareness

Spring has sprung here at Students for Life, and we want to spread the message of hope to those who may have fallen victim to Winter’s lie of what a “real” woman looks like. This hope is found in the blossoming message of Abortion Pill Reversal. This little-known secret is growing and becoming more and more available for mothers who may have taken the first pill of the RU-486 abortion, and soon after regretted their decision. By using Abortion Pill Reversal, mothers can increase their chances of counteracting the negative effects of taking the abortion pill and save their baby’s life!

APR FlyerFor the month of April, we want to provide you with all the materials you will need to spread awareness of Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) on campus and through a sidewalk counseling event. Your Event in a Box contains all the tools necessary to be successful with spreading the news about APR, and will equip you to engage women in conversation about resources in their community.

To get more information on April’s Event in a Box, please visit our COLLEGE and HIGH SCHOOL pages!

College: 2017 Group of the Year Awards

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WEST COAST NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR: WHATCOM COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR LIFE

Despite their infancy, Whatcom College’s Students for Life group hit the ground running with the pro-life message this year! This group completed a training marathon, in addition to volunteering at their local PRC during break and a banquet, then recruited members to join by clip-boarding. By operating a baby clothes drive, Whatcom College’s SFL met the needs of young mothers in their community. Then, the group hosted Hollywood-face Jason Jones to speak about the pro-life message in the movie industry, held a movie screening, and a Halloween recruitment table to spread the word about the pro-life movement on their campus.

WEST COAST GROUP OF THE YEAR: STUDENTS FOR LIFE AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Since this award recognizes the overall success and efforts of one Students for Life group who has done a phenomenal job leading the charge for life at their school, it only seems right to give this award to Students for Life at Colorado State University as our college group of the year! In addition to holding 8 tabling events on their campus in the fall semester alone, they hosted the SFLA “We don’t need PP” display, hosted National speakers like Josh Brahm and Dr. Alveda King, and so much more!

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This group reached out to numerous pregnant, parenting, and post-abortive students throughout the year in addition to countering the pro-Planned Parenthood message on their campus. Through their 3-day campus event with Justice for All, they reached over 35,000 students!

 

 

PREGNANT ON CAMPUS GROUP OF THE YEAR: STUDENTS FOR LIFE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

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This year’s winner has persisted and thrived in its efforts to bring life-affirming, empowering options and resources to women at their University. They worked tirelessly to create a culture of life on their campus through various events and community engagements. Over the past year, their efforts on and off campus have helped save at least TWELVE babies in their community! By being heroic, this group has passed five student government resolutions to include: diaper changing stations, mom-to-be parking spaces, parental leave for new student parents, “family friendly” student study lounge, and equal access to options. This group is truly amazing!

 

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EAST COAST NEW COLLEGE GROUP OF THE YEAR: BOBCATS FOR LIFE AT OHIO UNIVERSITY 

This New Group of the Year wasted no time getting to work changing hearts and saving lives on their hostile campus this past semester. Bobcats for Life at Ohio University hosted a wide variety of events including baby item drives, SFLA training’s, protests, rallies, guest speakers, and campus displays. When met with hostility from their peers and campus faculty, this courageous group of pro-life heroes only increased their activism events. They also participated in several days of sidewalk counseling outreach and had the amazing opportunity to see TWO women turn away from the abortion facility because of their presence.

COLLEGE GROUP OF THE YEAR RUNNER UP: AVA MARIA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS FOR LIFE

Ava Maria University’s Students for Life group accomplished so many great things in 2016. Just this past semester, this group organized bimonthly trips to the abortion facility, organized a pro-life gala with over one hundred students in attendance, and trained 15 of its students in sidewalk counseling with the help of Sidewalk Advocates for Life. They continue to shape the culture of life on college campuses and outside communities, and we look forward to seeing what they accomplish is the semesters to come.

COLLEGE GROUP OF THE YEAR: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA- LINCOLN STUDENTS FOR LIFE

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The recipient of this award blew us away with all they accomplished last year. Students For Life at University of Nebraska-Lincoln started in 2015, and within the past couple of years they have continuously been courageous by standing up for LIFE on their campus and that certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed. They’ve hosted a Cemetery of the Innocents display, held an overnight presence in front of Planned Parenthood, advertised for their on-campus pregnancy help center, and every semester they chalk their campus with pro-life messages in high traffic areas. This group is actively involved with the Pregnant on Campus Initiative as well. They started raising money for an endowment fund, and have already reached the halfway mark of their goal at $25,000.

IVY LEAGUE GROUP OF THE YEAR: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 

This group is an outstanding group of pro-life leaders that do not back down in the face of controversy. This year, Princeton University’s group hosted Ryan Bomberger for an event titled “Black is Beautiful” to address abortion and racial injustice. Being at an Ivy League school, this event received much scrutiny and critique, but they remained courageous and represented the pro-life position with grace and sophistication. Princeton Pro-Life hosted a Respect Life Week with many activities which included open dialogue with their peers on when human life begins.

 

PREGNANT ON CAMPUS GROUP OF THE YEAR: CLARION UNIVERSITY’S PREGNANCY AND PARENTING RESOURCES INITIATIVE (PPRI)

Clarion University’s PPRI brought together their communitClarion-supports-parenting-students-768x768y—students and administration—to create unique, effective solutions for the pregnant and parenting students. Thanks to their persistent efforts, this group hosted a Feminists for Life Resources Forum, worked with the university to create a comprehensive school webpage and Facebook page for all available resources, and published a diaper changing station map. Additionally, PPRI started a babysitting share, hosted family friendly parties for students and their children, and established lactation rooms with diaper changing stations on the main and branch campuses of their University.

We are proud to award this 2017 Pregnant on Campus Group of the Year Award to Clarion University’s Pregnancy and Parenting Resources Initiative!

CHAPTER OF THE YEAR: LEHIGH VALLEY PRO-LIFE FUTURE
Pro-Life Future, the young adult network initiative of Students for Life of America, is just beginning to blossom. In two years, it has taken off like the marchers at the March for Life! Much like Pro-Life Future, our chapter of the year is young – but it has led the way with establishing itself and becoming active in the community.

From being introduced on the Pennsylvania Leheigh ValleyState House floor and working with their local representatives to promote pro-life legislation, this chapter has taken a leading role in promoting life in their state government. Not to mention, this chapter also operated a house for a canvassing drive to earn support for a late-term abortion ban in the making. This is what makes the Lehigh Valley Pro-Life Future chapter our Chapter of the Year and a true forerunner for pro-life legislation in their state.