Purple Pride: How to promote JDI in the new school year

Your backpack is stuffed, your supplies are labeled, and Bethels are back in session!

Unfortunately, that means summer is officially coming to an end. But that also means a new school year is beginning with new opportunities for learning, friendship, and promotion.

You might be at a new school or with the same friends from Kindergarten. Either way, there are bound to be people who don’t know what Job’s Daughters is. That is the perfect opportunity to break the ice and maybe even recruit some new members. Here are some easy ways to get the conversation started and grow your Bethel.

  1. Wear a Job’s Daughter t-shirt to school

A Jobie t-shirt is a great conversation starter. I can’t tell you how many times someone has asked me what “Jobs” Daughters is because of my shirt. That is your opportunity to explain our organization isn’t about jobs, but about girls leading girls! T-shirts are mobile advertisements for Job’s Daughters.

  1. Set up a booth at your school’s open house

Open house is the ultimate chance to promote Job’s Daughters. You have girls and their parents looking for opportunities to get involved. Ask your local elementary or middle school if you can set up an information booth at their open house or parent/teacher conference. Show off pictures of fun activities and hand out information to prospective members. Plan a fun activity in the near future and hand out invitations.

  1. Explain where JDI let you travel over the summer

On the first day of school, I will guarantee you will be asked the question, “What did you do this summer?”. As a Job’s Daughter, you had the unique opportunity to travel with your friends. Make sure you mention Grand Session, Jobie Jamboree, or Supreme Session. When you talk about road trips, sleepovers, and late-night ice cream runs, other girls are sure to wonder how they can get in on the fun.

Summer was a time for rest, but the start of a new school year is a time for rejuvenation. Take time with your Bethel to make promotion goals for the year. The tips above are just some of the ways to promote Job’s Daughters at school.

Brainstorm with your girls and make recruiting new members a priority in 2018.