With the help of Lo Martinez, SFLA’s Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinaor, Regis Jesuit High School Girls Division Students for Life began their life-saving work this spring. In the first few months since the club’s formation, their commitment to the pro-life movement and enthusiasm to change culture has been outstanding.
In their first month as an official club, Regis Jesuit Students for Life organized an event, Cupcakes for Life, that engaged not only with their own school but brought in students from Regis Jesuit High School Boys Division. Over a dozen girls from the club helped pass out prayer cards, walked around giving cupcakes to students, initiated conversations about their club, and recruited new members! One of the club’s leaders even convinced a Boys Division student to get his school more active in pro-life activities!
The students distributed hundreds of prayer cards in about 5 minutes and had cupcakes left over, even after giving one to every girl in sight! The group not only had every flavor of cupcake imaginable available, but also had gluten free cupcakes!
In the lunch hour that they had to hold the event, they were able to recruit over 50 students to join their club. This is a record for Students for Life high school clubs in Colorado! The club is now so large that they cannot meet in a regular classroom, but they will have to move to an auditorium!
The Regis Jesuit High School Students for Life see the importance of educating their peers about abortion as well as reaching out to their pregnant, parenting, and post-abortive community. It is not enough to simply start a club. The pro-life students at Regis Jesuit want to start a movement in their school. It is truly incredible to see dedicated students who recognize that making an impact requires much more than hosting a few events a year. They see the need to be consistent with their events, savvy about how they present themselves, unified, and courageous.
Regis Jesuit High School Students for Life has already signed on to forming a Summer Planning Committee where they will be meeting throughout the summer to plan out next year’s events, begin forming a fundraising plan to attend the National March for Life and the Students for Life of America National Conference, and establishing functional roles and responsibilities so that they are able to have successful leadership transitions for a sustainable club.
If the caliber of the Cupcakes for Life event is evident of what their future events will be like, it is worth keeping an eye on what’s in store this next year at Regis Jesuit High School Girls Division. This club has an exciting future ahead of them!
Thank you, Regis Jesuit High School Girls Division Students for Life!