How to Start a Youth Organization/Initiative

as a high schooler.

by Julia

Starting an organization is a huge thing, as it requires lots of hard work, time, effort, and more. Being a high schooler, there is not exactly much resources to guide us on how exactly to start. Running Bytes and Pieces as a high schooler, I have gathered some tips from what I had learned so far.

Identify a cause/hobby you are passionate about.

Identify who your audience is.

Create an organization name and many social media bases for advertising.

Start designing, advertising, and outreaching.

One tip is that, if you know any family members, friends, classmates, etc. who fit the particular audience you plan to serve, have them be the initial participants of your events first. Ask if they have any tips or opinions about your organization’s events and if they can spread the word further.

Tips for online topic workshops:

  • We recommend using Zoom, as it is free to download and usually the first 40 minutes of a meeting are free to all.
  • Set up a central online “base” for participants/members to meet, discuss, ask questions, etc such as through Discord/Slack/Google Classroom.

Best of Luck!

-B & P

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B and P is a student-run organization dedicated to mentoring students ages 11 and up in the fields of coding, AI, and music. https://linktr.ee/bytesandpieces

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Bytes & Pieces

B and P is a student-run organization dedicated to mentoring students ages 11 and up in the fields of coding, AI, and music. https://linktr.ee/bytesandpieces