There are 2 school clubs in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District
Students for KEEP
In 2012, Susannah Rogers was a KEEP penpal, but she wanted to do more to help these girls a half a world away who were her age and younger. She founded Students for KEEP, recruiting three classmates as the first vice presidents: Emily Pickup, Olivia Paulhac, and Helen Eifert.
In the fall of 2012, Students for KEEP became an official club at John Jay High School in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District. To achieve club status, the four students presented their plans to the 64-member Campus Congress, who are chosen to represent the student body. Their presentation sparked tremendous interest and enthusiasm, becoming one of only two clubs receiving approval.
As an official club, Students for KEEP leaders can make announcements of regular meetings, have a paid advisor, and receive a page in the yearbook each year — and expect to increase their membership and awareness of the cause. “We were all honored and excited by the results,” said Ms. Rogers. “We hope to make a greater difference by getting others involved.”
The club started meeting every two weeks, brainstorming additional fundraising and awareness projects to present to the KEEP board. Meetings are announced and posters created to generate additional student interest.
Speakers can present at meetings, sharing inspiration and information with the students to help them reach their goals. If you’d like to volunteer to present, contact us.
Students Supporting KEEP
In the fall of 2017, a group of John Jay Middle School students formed a new club, Students Supporting KEEP, under the guidance of faculty advisor Laura Atwell.
After learning about the many benefits of educating girls around the world, these students modeled their idea for a club on the Students for KEEP club at John Jay High School. Now both middle and high schoolers are raising their classmates’ awareness of the need to educate at-risk girls, one of the most important issues facing our world today.