Paige Farquhar - 22 May 2024

As the 2023-2024 academic year ends, Students for Life of America (SFLA) will be awarding groups with Best New Group, Best High School Group, Best College Group, and Best Standing With You Group distinctions – and you get to help us choose which groups deserve these awards.  

At Regina Caeli Academy in Phoenix, Arizona, East Valley Students for Life is nominated for Best High School Group of the Year. Learn more about this group below and decide whether they’ll receive your vote:  

Since its inception, East Valley Students for Life has been committed to both service and activism. This past year, they raised enough money to take most of their group to the National Pro-Life March and Summit in Washington, D.C. Eleven members marched for preborn lives and learned from the top activists and educators in the country about how to better serve the pro-life movement.   

Their service-oriented mission includes frequent work with the local Pregnancy Care Centers, conducting bottle drives, and facilitating the activities and services offered to mothers and their children. The group volunteered at Aid to Women’s Center’s fundraiser Gala, welcoming guests and handing out gifts. The group has also made consistent efforts to chalk outside Planned Parenthood to provide a glimpse of the pro-life message to mothers and passersby.  

In addition to reaching mothers for life, they’ve been involved with Arizona Decline to Sign, an initiative organized in response to an Arizona pro-abortion group’s effort to legalize abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.   

Despite being a high school group, East Valley Students for Life has worked hard to be one of the most involved student groups in this cause by recognizing the importance of pro-life legislation. They have gone door-knocking multiple times in their community to speak with voters about their stances on abortion and proposed legislation, a critical on-the-ground strategy that requires tremendous courage and commitment.   

This group has existed since 2022, and it has grown to about 15 members, including its leadership board, with great potential to continue growing. They look forward to seeing what they can do for mothers and their babies in the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.  

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