Does your school utilize a type of booster club fundraising? They can often be an underutilized form of raising funds for any educational institution. To be specific, a school booster club is a group that is designed to support the activities and expenses of a sports team or other school-based organization to a further extent than the school can by itself. These types of clubs are typically run by the parents of the students.
At their core, school booster clubs essentially “boost” the programs and/or organizations they were formed to support by raising funds for them in a number of ways. Most of the time, school organization booster clubs are initially created by parents who want to provide additional financial aid and opportunities for the clubs and sports teams that their children are involved in.
However, the support that these types of clubs can offer varies quite a bit depending on each individual booster organization. Usually, the individuals that make up these booster clubs provide support in the form of volunteering time, giving free physical labor, contributing personal funds and raising money from others. While these efforts may not seem significant from an outside perspective, they are a form of extended psychological and/or emotional parental support that only serves to empower their children even more.