OUR MISSION

The mission of the CKG Foundation is to fulfill Cameron’s dream

and legacy by being a positive force that works to cultivate awareness and

understanding of teenage depression and anxiety. 

 

We are excited that you want to be a part of

Cameron’s dream team to normalize the conversation

about mental wellness and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. 

our guidance

YOUR CLUB

We are here to help answer your questions, provide guidance and support you.  At the same time, this is YOUR club, and we encourage you to think outside the box to meet the needs of your school and community.   

END STIGMA

The mission of a SpeakUp Club is to increase awareness and understanding of teenage mental wellness, including anxiety and depression, and to show support for those who are struggling.  This mission mirrors that of the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and supports the vision Cameron began. 

GET StARTED

To start a club, you need to follow the guidelines set

forth by your school administration. 

Typically, you will need a faculty sponsor.  

 

Below is a quick start-up guide and questions to

ask yourselves to begin.

FACULTY

SPONSOR

Who should you ask to be the faculty club sponsor?   

Is there a teacher that students are comfortable talking with, does the teacher have a personal connection to the mission, which teacher do you

trust to share your

feelings with? 

MEETINGS

Frequency of meetings – once a month, twice a month? 

How long will the

meetings last? 

MEMBERS

Who will help

lead the club?   

How will you promote and encourage membership in

the club? 

Can members receive community service hours for attending meetings or volunteering at CKG events? 

FUNDRAISING

Will you have fundraising events or charge a minimal fee for club dues to pay for supplies?

GETTING StARTED

SUGGESTIONS

create an action team

Create a team to help organize programs, set up events, help provide food items if you want snacks at the meetings.

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT IDEAS

  • Personally invite individuals – everyone likes to be asked. 
     

  • Create a booth for school club fair or setup during lunch periods. 
     

  • Create a big, inviting poster to attract people, hang them around school.
     

  • Ask CKG for swag to hand out. (bracelets, quote cards) 
     

  • Morning Announcements. 
     

  • Social Media. 

PRESIDENT

Hold meetings, communicate with CKG Facilitator, propose activities, and open discussion for club members.

VICE PRESIDENT

 Help facilitate activities and support the president. 

SECRETARY

 In charge of communications to club members and documenting meeting outcomes. 

TREASURER 

If the club will be raising funds, the treasurer would be responsible for collecting and disbursing funds. 

hOw to run your club

Suggested roles

MEMBERS

Members of SpeakUp Clubs are asked to commit to being ambassadors of kindness each and every day, so that they may lead by example and support ending the stigma associated with mental health.  

YEARLY TRANSITIONS

Click here for a suggested Interest Form.  However, this is the sole decision and discretion of the current leadership and club sponsor.

MEETINGS

SpeakUp Clubs are to hold regular meetings during which

members of the club are reminded of the mission and importance of creating an environment of kindness in their school community and beyond. 

Proposed Agenda: 

MISSION MOMENTS

A mission moment is a simple story or account of when someone went out of their way to brighten the day of someone who was struggling, or just a simple act of kindness to a stranger, student, faculty, or community member.  

DISCUSSION

Discussion of issues or topics of concern (depending on each school environment and overall wellness of students). 

PLANNING

Planning of upcoming activity or events. 

PROJECT

Art or service projects undertaken, as needed.  

QUOTE

Close meeting with an inspirational quote. 

Are you ready to start a club?

Click here.

9700 Gayton Rd.

Richmond, VA 23238

804.528.5000

info@ckgfoundation.org

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The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code: Tax ID: 46-5172019. Contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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