Share Your Voice and Be Heard: Apply to be an America’s Promise Youth Leader Today
Do you know a young person who is passionate about education or youth development? Is there a young adult at your organization who inspires and motivates others? Have you come across a young man or woman who wants to sharpen his or her leadership skills? If so, they may be a great candidate for a leadership position at America’s Promise!
We’re looking for two young people, ages 16-22, to serve a two-year term on our Board of Directors or as a member of the Alliance Trustees. They’ll attend annual meetings in Washington, act as a full voting member of the leadership body, and play a valuable role in shaping our strategic direction. Those selected will serve through spring 2020.
Here’s what a former youth board member had to say about the importance of youth leadership:
“Too many leaders, teachers, and politicians don’t know what we actually go through, what we’re actually up against, or what we need to succeed in life. They don’t know what we’re feeling or what our dreams are, that we may even be afraid to dream. I want more people in power to know what it’s like to walk a mile in our shoes. Maybe then they would know what direction to take us in, how to help us find a different path in life.”
Encourage young people you know to apply by July 20.