This series of activity packets is designed for several purposes. One of the most important being that (especially new) groups are sometimes intimidated by the task of putting on an event. Flying blind into the intricacies of a soul auction or a protest rally is no fun. These packets try to break down and simplify the steps to activities to make them more manageable, and to give you a better idea of how and what they're doing.
Another use of the activity packets is to clue you into the wide variety of things to do; you don't have to continuously oscillate between speaker, debate, speaker, and meeting. While these packets cover some of the most common activities, they really only scratch the surface of what's possible. We highly encourage you to use these activities as branching-off points, as spurs to even more creative and exciting possibilities.
That ties into the final purpose of the activity packets - to facilitiate intergroup, even intergenerational collaboration and sharing. These packets are a result of various groups and group leaders over the years who have shared their knowledge and experience with us in order to help other SSA affiliates be awesome. The most creative and fun events come from you, the students. You all are an endless font of excitement and creativity that keeps the movement going.
These groupings of packets illustrate how to utilize several activity packets when planning a large event.
Individual activity packets are listed below: