frequently asked questions
How do I join SCN?
Students are invited and encouraged to join SCN
as a member any time during the school year. We realize that many
students have other commitments (sports, band, jobs) that may prevent
you from attending meetings. Therefore, you can join throughout
the year and limit your involvement to those projects and programs
that most interest you.
Regular members are required to attend at least
one meeting a month and participate in three projects during the
school year. Even if you cannot attend meetings, you may stop by
room 152 for a meeting agenda or club update.
Students who are not members of SCN are always
invited to participate in SCN projects and events.
I am a community member who wants to help SCN. What can I do?
All residents of Scotch Plains and Fanwood are
invited to contribute and/or participate in SCN projects and programs.
Items we collect for our donation drives may be dropped off in the
main office. Cash donations are always accepted and appreciated
(checks should be made payable to SPFHS-SCN). Please contact Mr.
Stevens via phone at 889-8600 or e-mail at email@example.com
if you want to get more involved.
How do I start an SCN chapter in my school?
If you are a student, faculty member or administrator
in a school that would like to start a club like SCN in your school,
we would be happy to help you! We are available to share our experiences,
our successes and setbacks to help you make your club a success.
Contact Mr. Stevens for additional information. Use the guidelines
and ideas below to get yourself started!!
- Get a group of students interested in helping
the less fortunate.
- Find a faculty or staff member that would agree
to be an advisor.
- Decide what you want your club to do: (single
focus, ie.: feeding the homeless, fundraising, or multi focus:
varied projects throughout the year)
- Check with your principal for the procedure
to make your club an “official” club recognized by
- Advertise your club to the school community
through fliers, homeroom announcements, public address announcements,
a display in a showcase or PTA newsletter.
- Hold your first meeting with a specific agenda
or first project.
- Check out local volunteer opportunites or organizations
where you can donate items you collect or for a place to work
on a hands-on project.
- Recruit more students.
- Co-op or partner with other clubs on joint projects.
How can I or my employer partner with SCN on a joint project?
If you would like to help us or join us in one
of our programs or projects, or if you are conducting a program
and project and would like to tap into SCN’s resources or
manpower, we might be interested. Please submit your request via
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include as many specifics as you can, including dates, times,
location and the help you desire or would like to offer. SCN welcomes
assistance, help or volunteers from the school, community or business
community and we would like to grow our partnerships in the projects
I have an idea for a project but need help planning
it and organizing it. Can SCN help me?
All but a few SCN projects and programs began
as an idea brought to us by a student. We would be glad to discuss
any idea you have so long as it’s goal is to help someone
or a group of people in need.