Welcome Back to Class
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many First Priority and Priority Kids elementary clubs weren’t able to hold traditional meetings on campus this past school year. Some First Priority high school clubs met (in person and virtually), fewer middle school clubs met and no Priority Kids elementary clubs were able to meet. School officials tell us they are counting on First Priority and Priority Kids Clubs to be back in the schools this fall. These clubs are much needed on school campuses as they provide a safe environment and positive peer group for students. The vision of First Priority is to share the hope of Christ with every student before they graduate high school. First Priority unites the local body of Christ with a plan of action to influence the school with the Gospel.
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.
Priority Kids is a strategy for churches and parents to partner together around schools to empower elementary and intermediate students to influence their school with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Priority Kids is taking God’s Word and putting it into action on campus. Our goal with Priority Kids is to reach students at a younger age and our prayer is that their faith will remain with them throughout middle and high school as well as after graduation.
First Priority and Priority Kids elementary clubs were greatly missed this past school year. School officials are counting on us to relaunch clubs this fall and we don’t want to let them down. Will you be a part of this important relaunch? There are multiple ways you can be involved. Visit firstpriorityal.com for more information or email us directly at email@example.com. If you would like your elementary student to participate in Priority Kids this fall or if you would like to volunteer, visit prioritykids.com. We hope you’ll be a part of this unique movement to reach every last student with the hope of Christ! †