Advocacy (advəkəsē), n.- to speak on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.

Each year, the New Jersey District Board votes to pass a state-wide advocacy focus. The purpose of having an advocacy focus is to inspire students to serve their homes, schools, and communities by raising awareness for specific, relevant issues.

We are pleased to announce that the advocacy focus for the 2022-2023 service year will be “Health Conditions & Disease Awareness.”

This was chosen because of the seriousness and prevalence of these health conditions in America. For instance, the CDC reports that “Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease.”

Thus, we thought it was appropriate for Key Club members to help raise awareness for these causes. Listed below are the bi-monthly sub focuses:

Bi-Monthly Subfocuses

Month Focus
May - June Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
July - August Lung Cancer
September - October Breast Cancer
November - January Alzheimer’s Disease
Febuary - March Cardiovascular/Heart Disease