FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSAbout Life Advocacy Student Training
Can I invite faculty, staff, or non-student pro-lifers to LAST?
Registration for LAST is limited to pro-life college students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. The LAST program is specifically tailored for the unique concerns of college students, and our funding requires that attendees be enrolled in an institution of higher education. This is so that we can provide an atmosphere of freedom for participants to discuss experiences and questions that are unique to college students.
We are happy to work with hosting groups to provide the option of an add-on event for a more general audience. We also offer a similar training program for professionals and non-student adults—please contact us for more information about our Life Principles Academy.
Can I invite high school students to LAST?
Again, the training method and content is specifically geared for college students, and our funding is restricted to this audience. In fairness to the college students who register for LAST, we strive to keep the level of learning as consistent as possible among audience members so that attendees can discuss concerns unique to their experience on college campuses.
We are happy to work with you to schedule a separate event for interested high school students and their parents. Please let us know if you would like to host a one- to two-hour add-on session for high school students and their parents.
Can I invite “pro-choice” students or students who are “on the fence” on the life issues?
LAST is intended for students who are already pro-life. There is a time and place for open debate and public education about the issues, but LAST is not the occasion for this. HTC strives to provide pro-life students with a distraction-free environment in which to learn some important principles for life advocacy. If we do our job well during the LAST training, your group will be equipped with important concepts and resources to assist you in hosting a future event on your own for these purposes.
In other words, LAST is all about teaching you how to fish, not simply giving you another fish.
How do I schedule a LAST?
Contact us with three potential dates that will work for your group. We will determine availability, set a tentative date, and send you a “Hosting Guidelines” document containing detailed planning instructions and a contract for you to review and sign.
In order to confirm your date, we must receive the signed contract along with a $200 refundable deposit no later than 30 days prior to the date chosen. (See below for details on refunds.)
How is registration handled?
As soon as the date and location are confirmed, our staff sets up a registration page on our website and provides you with a link to share. When students register, they receive an automatic confirmation email with event details and an auto-notification email is sent to you (or your organizer) and to our program staff. Our staff will compile a roster as registrations come in and send you periodic updates as the event date approaches.
REGISTRATION MINIMUM: Healing the Culture requires at least 10 confirmed registrations by 20 days prior to your event date in order to book travel. To make things easier, we recommend getting commitments from at 10 college students before you start thinking about dates.
If 10 college students register by the 20-day prior mark and attend the entire presentation, your $200 deposit will be refunded in full on the first business day after the event. Ten registrations leaves the hosting organization with absolutely no financial obligation to HTC. (Our grant pays for events with at least 10 students attending.)
If only 9 or fewer students have registered by the 20th day prior to the event date, you will be given the option to cancel for a full refund of your deposit or to reschedule.
What about food?
If the hosting group does not wish to provide food, the invitations and registration page will direct attendees to bring their own lunch or snack for the breaks. If the hosting group decides to provide food, the registration page will ask attendees to indicate any special dietary needs or preferences.
HTC requires a $200 refundable deposit at the time of booking.
The deposit is 100% refundable if EITHER one of the following happen:
- 10 pro-life students sign up by twenty (20) days before the event date AND attend the entire training program.
- Your group cancels at least twenty (20) days before the event date.
Your refund will be processed EITHER:
- On the first business day immediately following the event if at least 10 registered college students attend the entire training.
- Or immediately following the cancelation of the event if canceled at least 20 days prior to the scheduled event day.
The deposit will NOT be refunded if:
- fewer than 10 pro-life college students attend the event, or
- the event is canceled after the 20-day deadline.
Important Note: HTC WANTS to refund your deposit (we really do!) and will work with you every step of the way to ensure that satisfactory registration and attendance is achieved. (If for some reason this does not happen, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the event is canceled well before the 20-day deadline so that you can get a refund. But having the event is the more fun way to get the refund!)
Thanks for your interest! Please contact us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (855) 664-6598.
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