Dear First Priority Partner,
Your prayer and support helped sustain our ministry during the most unprecedented time of our 30-year history. Thank you for helping us during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 economic crisis. I am asking for your help once again this summer as we get ready to relaunch clubs in the fall.
Due to the pandemic, many clubs weren’t able to hold traditional meetings this past school year. Some high school clubs met (in person and virtually), very few middle school clubs met and no elementary clubs were able to meet. We are extremely proud of our high school student leaders who improvised and worked diligently to hold club meetings wherever and whenever possible with very limited adult support.
School officials tell us they are counting on First Priority clubs to be back in the schools this fall. First Priority clubs and Priority Kids elementary clubs are much needed on school campuses as they provide a safe environment and positive peer group for students. Officials are counting on us and we don’t want to let them down. Will you help us this summer so we can relaunch clubs this fall?
Today, most young people have an increased level of connectivity but less connection than ever before. Research by Springtide in early 2020, just before COVID-19 quarantine, told us that one-fourth of 13 to 17-year-olds said they sometimes or always feel “completely alone.” We witnessed this firsthand this past school year as the clubs that were able to meet had a great turnout. Students are depressed, lonely and looking for a safe place to belong. First Priority gives them a great outlet to connect with others who may be going through similar situations as themselves. We’re looking forward to relaunching all of our clubs this fall; will you help us?
In addition to relaunching campus clubs, we’re prayerfully hopeful we will be able to hold our annual Leader’s Summit at some point during the school year. We’re also looking forward to the 31st Annual See You at the Pole in late September. A lot of great things are relaunching in the fall and we hope you’ll plan to be a part of it.
Would you be able to provide a gift now to help us relaunch clubs in the fall? Your gift will be doubled with a matching gift. Your support will help us bring Christ to a Crisis in our local schools at this most urgent time. Thank you for your prayer and support!
Keeping Christ The First Priority,