YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD
We are NOW accepting applications for your Youth Advisory Board for the 2018-19 school year.
Discover the power of your voice!
Mission Statement: The Youth Advisory Board provides LiveGirl with a student-led voice and is an empowering leadership development opportunity for high school students. The Youth Advisory Board is a student-led social change effort that provides voice, advocacy, and leadership to the LiveGirl organization. Interested students should self-nominate using the form below.
High School Mentors
Stand out in crowd with unique, service leadership experience as a LiveGirl high school mentor! High school mentors provide a unique “just been there” mentoring perspective to our middle school program participants. As a high school mentor, you would play a key role in leading leadership and team building activities at LiveGirl events and share your perspective on issues such as self-esteem, anxiety, stress, peer pressure, and social media wellness to “pay it forward” and help middle school girls navigate adolescent stress.
-(If NEW to organization) Must be recommended by teacher or youth organization.
-Must complete mandatory leadership training (2 hours).
-Must commit to attending at least four (out of eight) leadership summits per school year.
High School Fellowship Program
We are now accepting applications for rising seniors to serve at LiveGirl fellows during the 2018-19 school year.
The LiveGirl Fellowship Program is designed to provide service leadership experience for extraordinary high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership potential and initiative while involved in LiveGirl throughout their high school years. Fellowship assignments include research, advocacy, and creative design responsibilities in support of LiveGirl’s leadership and girl empowerment programs. Executive mentors will encourage their ambition, empower their confidence, and prepare them for future leadership positions. This service leadership experience provides an extraordinary college resume credential.
Once you submit an application, you will be contacted for an interview.
Interviews will take place mid-May and Fellows will be announced in early June.
2018-19 Fellowship Applications Now CLOSED
HIGH SCHOOL CREATIVE DESIGN/SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNS
GOT TALENT? LiveGirl would love to leverage your creative talents! We need bloggers, photographers, and graphic designers for our girl-powered community. Email alison@goLiveGirl.org with your interests and availability.
“Rebel Girl” artwork by Victoria Iparraguirre.
BE A GREAT HIGH SCHOOL MENTOR!
Show your mentees that they’re #1
Until this point in your life, you’ve probably had to focus on taking care of only one person — yourself. Maybe you’ve had siblings you’ve helped with or you’ve done some babysitting, but, for the most part, when you’re at school or home, you look out for number one: You make sure that you are fed, clothed, safe, and happy. You haven’t had to worry about taking care of other people. Well, this year you’ll have to do a big 180 — a huge one. Seriously. At each middle school event you attend you will need to think about your mentees, what they need, and how you can best support them. And the rest of the time? You’ll need to show them, through your words and actions, that they are what you’re thinking about most.
What specific actions can you take to show your mentees that they are your number-one priority?
- Check in with each of your mentees individually. Ask them, “How’s your day going?” or “Is there anything I can do to make today more fun for you?” or “Who are you feeling closest to in our group?” Then listen to what they say; this will make your mentees feel cared for and help them see you’re addressing their individual needs.
- Don’t plan or talk about your time off with other mentors when you’re with your mentees. When they overhear you whispering about the fun stuff you have planned for your day off, it makes them think you don’t like being with them. So keep conversations about your personal time and adult social life private.
- Write a quick note (even a sticky note) of encouragement to each of your mentees if they need a pick-me-up or if they just accomplished something fun or challenging. A simple compliment about how their smile brightens your day or how impressed you were with how they helped their friend at crafts could be something they remember their entire life. Girls save that stuff.
How do you want to be remembered by your mentees? By fellow mentors? By LiveGirl staff? Write it down. Put it somewhere where you’ll see it before you come to any event as mentor. Keep that in mind all year so you’ll stay on mission and focused on why you’re a mentor. Always keep in mind your overarching reason for being a mentor.