There is no more important time to listen to youth. This week, the current administration announced a decision to end DACA, and threaten to take away the only home hundreds of thousands of American youth have ever known. We stand in solidarity with Dreamers and their families, and will fight for their right to remain in their communities, including the GR!DC community. We also want to do all we can to make sure youth voices are heard, and for that, they need to be amplified.
With this in mind, we are excited to announce that applications for our first ever year-round YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD are NOW OPEN!
Youth Advisory Board (YAB) members will be a group of 5-10 teens that meet to strengthen their communication and leadership skills and make GR!DC more youth-driven. The program aims to give young folks a louder voice in deciding GR!DC’s priorities, direction, and major organizational decisions.
You should apply to join YAB if:
- You will be 15-18 years old by our first meeting (October 21, 2017).
- You have participated in a Girls Rock program at least once before (this includes Girls Rock! DC Summer Camp, After-School Program, or a Girls Rock program in a different city).
- You care about GR!DC and about creating change in your community!
Want more info? Click the link below to apply to be a Youth Advisory Board member right now!
The Youth Advisory Board is a year-round leadership opportunity for GR!DC youth. It is separate from the at-camp Youth Leadership Program, and youth are welcome to apply to both. YAB members DO NOT have to attend GR!DC Summer Camp 2018 (though it’s great if they do)!
This program is the first step in creating a permanent, year-round youth decision-making presence at Girls Rock! DC. It was formed to be a leadership body for GR!DC teens, but the exact scope of its work will be explored and defined by its 2017 members. First and foremost, the Youth Advisory Board will consult with the adult leaders to make decisions about GR!DC’s future priorities and actions. If you still have questions after taking a look at the application, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to apply is SEPTEMBER 22, so don’t wait!
With rock camp love,
The GR!DC Leadership Team