Don’t miss Course 4 of our Junior Mentor Training Series for Adults: ALA Junior Meetings.
“We have been concentrating on the mentoring of our Juniors, trying to get our members to help engage Juniors,” said Suzanne Knapp, Junior Activities Committee national chair. “The goal of this course is to guide members on how to get Junior meetings started and make them fun, all while learning.”
Junior meetings are an opportunity to bring young members together as they share ideas, form lasting friendships, and have fun!
Sign up at https://cvent.me/D5k7ER for the course, which will be presented live on Thursday, May 6, at 8 p.m. Eastern.
As mentors, we know these meetings are also a place Juniors can learn about the mission and programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. When we know how to make Juniors’ unit, district, and department meetings more fun and meaningful, our Junior members will continue their membership once they reach adulthood, ensuring a strong future for the ALA.
“Our hope is that our Junior Activities chairmen and mentors can get more information on how to engage Juniors, and teach them about the ALA programs and opportunities available to them while having some fun,” Knapp said of the course.
Knapp offers simple advice for mentors to keep in mind while taking the course and for later implementing those lessons into Junior meetings.
“Remember that these are kids,” she said. “Use enough protocol to enable a good meeting, but also use things as teaching moments. Let the Juniors have freedom in planning their meetings.”
Course objectives for this webinar:
In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.