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NEW for the 2020-2021 School Year

ConnectLife Club - Inspiring a future generation of community lifesavers 

Our worlds all look different this school year. Whether you are in person, hybrid or 100% virtual, ConnectLife can continue to be a resource for educators. Our ongoing goal is to inspire the young people of our community to becoming the next generation of lifesavers. Our work with high schools and ConnectLife Clubs will look very different, then they have in the past. 

This school year, our goal is to provide turnkey educational offerings for students of all ages in the areas of biology, anatomy and body systems, civic engagement, marketing and communications, service and leadership. We aim to continue to work with teacher advisors to facilitate ConnectLife Club initiatives in a format that makes sense for the reality of our new world. 

2020-2021 High School Education Series 
Monthly webinar series (live and recorded) with supporting virtual content: lesson plans and activities, patient stories, printed and digital materials. Webinars will be held at same day/time each month (3rd Wednesday of the Month at 2:30):

• October – ConnectLife mission and Overview 
• November – Leadership and Service 
• December – Transplantation and Donation – a medical perspective 
• January – Blood donation and Transfusion – medical perspective 
• February – Communications, Public relations and Marketing 
• March – Donor and Recipient stories – a first person perspective, Q&A and roundtable 
• April – Civic Engagement – importance of advocacy 
• May – Student perspective and presentations 

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The ConnectLife Club program was established in 2004 with 5 pilot schools. We are proud to announce that ConnectLife now partners with over 80 schools in the Western New York community! We hope that over the next few years, each high school across Western New York is a participating member of the ConnectLife Club.
 
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Amanda Farrell, Director of Recruitment at 716-529-4417 or at afarrell@connectlife.org.

Benefits of ConnectLife’ High School ConnectLife Clubs

 
  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Students experience the opportunity to establish themselves as giving members of the community through character education and support of donation awareness campaigns and blood drives. Students have the opportunity to co-present to Board, PTA, and faculty meetings.
 
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE
Students receive 25 community service hours for being involved with the ConnectLife Club and are given the chance to participate in a variety of other service-based opportunities. Students also have the opportunity to volunteer, gain additional service hours and intern with ConnectLife.
 
  • CAREER EXPLORATION
Students encounter a variety of professionals via tours, in-classroom presentations and job shadows – including Allied Health Professions, Marketing & Communications, Business Administration/Finance, and Social Work.
 
  • ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
The experiences that students are given in the program better prepare them for future success! From service opportunities to campaign planning, students become key ambassadors and establish a foundation of demonstrated leadership and management skills.
 
  • REPUTATION & COMMUNITY IMPACT
A collaborative partnership between your educational institution and ConnectLife is a winning combination! Together, we can enhance and save lives in the Western New York community.

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