There are many good reasons to want to start a club. I mentioned some reasons above such as meeting new people, doing an activity you enjoy, and gaining leadership experience. However, another reason you may want to start a club is if you have no opportunity at your school to pursue an interest you have. For example, you may have a passion for film, but your school may not offer any film classes or have any film clubs. If that's the case, start a film club to pursue that passion! Even if your school has a class or club in your general area of interest, you may want to focus your attention on a more specific topic. For example, perhaps your school offers an art course, but you're passionate about sculpture specifically. In that case, consider starting a sculpture club.
Subject area clubs are clubs that come from an interest in a subject area taught in school.
I've identified eight subject area club categories: Art, Drama, Film, Science, Math, Literature, History, and Language.
Hobby clubs are clubs that stem from an interest in a hobby that most likely wouldn’t be taught in high school
(such as chess, anime, video games, and skiing).
Charity clubs are clubs that are linked to a specific charity with the goal of raising
awareness, working for that charity, or raising money for that charity.
Bring in scientists to discuss their profession
Plan a club trip to a local lab
Discuss the latest scientific research at meetings, plan science fair projects, get feedback from other members on your science fair project
Bring in marine biologists to discuss their profession
Watch videos about interesting sea creatures
Plan a club trip to a marine biology center
Set up a volunteer beach clean-up (if you live near a beach)
Hold a letter writing campaign or get signatures for the Save the Whales Foundation
Future Medical Professionals
Plan club volunteer activities at a hospital
Set up job shadowing with a hospital for club members
Host a toy drive for your local children’s hospital
Host a free tutoring service for students who need math help
Volunteer at middle schools to help kids with their math homework
Hold contests for who can memorize the most digits of Pi
Hold a Pi day lecture on the concept of pi
Hold a Pi day bake sale where you sell pies for charity
Start a literature magazine
Write reviews of newly published books
Members can present a piece of creative writing they wrote or enjoyed reading.
Give feedback and advice on other members' writing.
Publish the best creative works in a magazine at the end of the year.
Host a chess competition between members
Bring in chess masters to discuss chess strategy
Watch famous chess movies and documentaries
Host a video game competition
Discuss the evolution of video game technology
Bring in a person who works at a video game company to discuss possible careers in the video game world
Start a club where people from different religious backgrounds can discuss their similarities and differences
Each week a different person can present information they think other members may not know about their religion
Bring in religious leaders (Imams, priests, rabbis, etc.) to discuss their jobs