2014 Gold Shirt Application

What is a Gold Shirt?
Gold Shirts are a group of young adults 16 or older who help to run the Teen Staff Program at the THSC Convention. If you are interested in this exclusive leadership opportunity, please read the info below carefully.

Who should apply?
Energetic young people with a heart to serve others! Must be able to relate to and lead a group of homeschooled teens. Must be able to follow instructions with a great attitude and inspire others to do the same. Must be willing to work hard and have fun while doing it. Must be willing to place the interests of THSC and other homeschool families above their own for a weekend. If this is you, please apply!

Gold Shirt Responsibilities
Each Gold Shirt will be attached to a team (8-12 teens) in the Teen Staff Program. It will be their job to take roll and keep tabs on their team as well as "float" or "roam" amongst the group and encourage positive interaction between teammates. Gold Shirts need to be attentive to the dynamics of their group as they accompany their teams through the various workshops, activities and service jobs. People skills and good judgment are a must as it may be necessary to "tactfully redirect" individual team members from certain jobs or behaviors and to give recommendations to TSP directors regarding team adjustments.

Time Commitment
Thursday, July 24, 3:00pm - Set Up (not mandatory but greatly encouraged)
Thursday, July 24, 6:00pm - 10:00p.m. - Gold Shirt Training and Pizza Party (mandatory)
Friday and Saturday, July 25-26, 8:00am - 6:00pm - Teen Staff Program In Session (mandatory)

Perks
In exchange for taking on additional time commitments and additional responsibility, our Gold Shirts are given a few additional perks. In 2014 these perks include: honor and prestige, a beautiful "gold" t-shirt, a Thursday Evening Pizza Party, and group lunches on Friday and Saturday of the Convention (we usually walk to the mall together and eat in the food court).

Please Note: There are a limited number of Gold Shirt positions and we cannot accommodate everyone. Preference will be given to those 18 or older who have had experience in the Teen Staff Program. Applicants will be contacted by July 1 with their acceptance status.

Any questions may be directed to teenstaff@thsc.org.

Follow the instructions below to apply for a Gold Shirt Position.

1) Please be sure your family can accommodate the required time commitment (listed above) for all Gold Shirts.

2) You will need to obtain a short letter of recommendation from an adult other than your parent. Make sure your reference is willing to be contacted with questions.

3) You will need a current photo of yourself to email.

4) After you have your letter and photo, you may proceed to fill out the application below.

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