POPS clubs are student-led.
Sponsors and volunteers maintain the safe space, organize events, work with staff to invite guest speakers, and deliver the curriculum. POPS encourages each club to elect student officers at the start of the school year (President & Vice President), so these students can actively work with the volunteer team to set the club agenda. POPS curriculum focuses on self-expression, mindfulness, and community engagement—all designed to be conducted within 30 to 45-minutes, the average lunch period. Lessons are a la carte.
The POPS curriculum continues to grow, often based on recommendations by sponsors, volunteers, and students. If students express no desire to explore the specific topic of engagement for the day, the sponsor or volunteer will offer a prompt either from our curriculum or informed by it. We appreciate that student discussions are often based on current events.