I met with my buddy and colleague Ben yesterday. Ben helps me out as co-sponsor of Game Club at my school. We met today to not only hang out and so I could see his new house, but also to chat a bit about what we want to do for Game Club next year.
Here are our top goals for emphasizing games, purchases, and how to maintain our sanity at Club:
We do two big events at our school Game Club to raise funds for the club. The kids just aren’t responsible enough to do classic school fundraising. This started about nine years ago as the “Overnight”, in which we played games all night from Friday night to Saturday morning in our school cafeteria. Girls and boys had separate “sleeping” areas. Nobody slept anyway. Teenagers don’t sleep while playing games. It was all good. Never had a single incident. When I say they’re not “responsible” enough to fundraise, I probably should say they’re “too flaky” to fundraise because I have rarely had any behavior responsibility issues in Club, other than those related to the fact that it sucks to be 15 and not know how to interact with people. That is what club is for.