So you want to start a minds matter club at your school? We’re pumped!
we are no longer accepting club applications for the spring 2022 semester
*please note that this guidance does not apply to schools within Fairfax county public schools in Virginia, montgomery county public schools in maryland, and district of columbia public schools
**please note that we are not accepting applications for our middle school pilot program at this time
action items to start a club:
To be eligible to start a club, a school must agree to:
- Have at least one club sponsor with a background or training in mental health
- Have at least two club leaders
- Have at least one club leader attend each quarterly student leadership training
- Use the sign-in portal every meeting
- Host at least 4 club meetings over the course of a semester
If you have any questions, about our club eligibility requirements, please email [email protected].
- An ideal club sponsor would be your school’s psychologist, social worker, counselor or teacher.
- The staff preferably has some mental health training, is passionate about supporting students and is approachable.
- More the merrier! If you have multiple school staff interested in supporting the club, that’s great.
- Club leaders should be passionate about mental health, open-minded to diverse thinking and perspectives, and dedicated to making mental health a priority.
- We recommend identifying at least 2-3 club leaders to launch a club.
- View a list of sample officer roles.
- Get approval from the school’s Activities Office to start the club.
- Once you have identified one or more club sponsors and student leaders, submit the OMM application form.
What happens after I submit my application?
- Once we have received your application form, we will send you an email to acknowledge receipt of your application and ask that you schedule a meeting with us within two weeks.
- This meeting will provide us with the opportunity to give insight into resources and logistics to be able to launch your club.
- This is the last step of the formal club application process. Once you complete this step you’ll gain access to the bank of over 70+ club activities, leadership templates, and more!!
What can I do while I wait to be an official OMM club?
- Watch this short 2-minute video about how OMM works
- Follow us on social media