North Philadelphia Youth Advisory Council 2016-2017 Application
ABOUT THE YAC
The North Philadelphia Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is comprised of 10 teens who meet weekly to exercise a power of agency in North Philadelphia's communities. The YAC organizes youth-led educational programs for the public each year. These programs are results of weekly discussion, event planning and research that our teens facilitate each week. We also engage in para-professional experiences related to their career choices.

The YAC is offered to high school age students (14-17), and enrolled in grades 9 and 10. Special consideration is given to students of color enrolled at Benjamin Franklin HS, Penn Treaty HS and Strawberry Mansion HS. We meet each Wednesday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Temple Contemporary (2001 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia PA, 19121). If chosen, applicants will participate in a group interview and will be notified of their selection via phone and/or email.

WHAT MAKES A YAC MEMBER
1. Teamwork
2. The will to listen to one another
3. The will and want to respect one another's spaces, identities and possessions
4. Active engagement with peers and adult allies throughout the city
5. Inquisitive and curious
7. The will to start and finish a project


REQUIREMENTS
1. Students must have a reliable e-mail address and phone number
2. If selected, students must gain approval from a parent/guardian
3. Candidates must be in grades 9 or 10 at a Philadelphia Public and/or Charter School
4. Eligible candidates must complete this application in full
5. Candidates must be able to meet on Wednesdays each week, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
6. Candidates must be willing to expand their skills as a leader and team player

Email address
Name (First, Last)
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Nickname or preferred name
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Address (Street, Apt. #, City, Zip)
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Birthdate (mo/da/year)
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Phone
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Grade, School
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Preferred pronoun
Read the sections of the "About the YAC" and "What Makes a YAC Member". What about these descriptions make you excited to join the YAC?
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What are two life skills that you want to improve upon? (For example, a specific craft, a life skill such as writing, reading, public-speaking, etc.)
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List some issues that challenge your community. Community can be defined as your family, residential neighborhood, peers, school mates, or another group of people.
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What's a question that you've always wanted to know the answer to?
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Are you involved in any extra-curricular activities and/or other weekly responsibilities? List them here, including the dates, times, and how often you have to be there.
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Do you have a TransPass?
How do you see your life in five years? Up to 3 sentence max.
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Check all of the phrases that best describe you.
What's your career goals?
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If you can meet a Philadelphian, who would that person be?
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I am confident that I will be able to meet on Wednesdays, from 4pm to 6pm at Temple Contemporary throughout December 2016 until December 2017 (no summer) as a YAC Member.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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