Just last week, students from Highland Park High School in Dallas, TX gathered for their FIRST BraveLove club meeting. 9 girls, 4 guys, a tray of Chick-Fil-A nuggets, brownies, BraveLove stickers, t-shirts, tattoos and more.
So how did this come about? Well, last year a group of sophomore girls wanted to start their own club in effort to volunteer with a local non-profit organization. They hadn’t finalized which organization until BraveLove entered the picture this summer.
Highland Park juniors Meredith & Hailey got a call from BraveLove Founder “Mrs. Porter” (a.k.a. their former school teacher) to talk about volunteering at the Launch Party. At the time, little did Mrs. Porter know that these were the same girls looking for an organization to support. Before long, they started recruiting club members and selling t-shirts in the cafeteria. Then by mid-September, we had a dozen committed to volunteer at the Launch Party. On the night of the event, we had 20 high school volunteers show up!
At the club meeting last Wednesday night, the members watched the BraveLove videos, asked questions and talked about what they could do to share the message. They were charged to tell a parent, an older sibling and three other friends about BraveLove. Before the night wrapped up, there was a t-shirt giveaway (congrats to our winners: Lena, Price and Chandler!). Moving forward, the club meetings will be a time to hear from different speakers who have a personal connection to adoption AND also an opportunity for students to help with some behind-the-scenes BraveLove support. BIG THANKS to all 13 of you for coming to the club meeting and for the 20 that volunteered on Sept 26. We can’t wait to see what’s ahead for the 1st BraveLove Club.
“I’m so excited to see the impact BraveLove has on girls’ lives and all the babies’ lives they will save,” said Meredith, an officer of the HP BraveLove Club.