YALSA Annual 2013 Youth Participation Application

The YALSA Local Arrangements committee for ALA Annual in Chicago, June 28-July 1, 2013 is recruiting youth participants to give feedback on nominated books at the Best Fiction for Young Adults Teen Session on Saturday, June 29, 2013 (a list of titles can be found here: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/bfya-nominations).

YALSA takes input from youth very seriously, and in order to get a wide representative of area youth, we are seeking up to 50 teens to visit and participate in ALA Annual 2013. Preference will be given to local teens and groups facilitated by YALSA members, but the application is open to all.

Participation consists of teens (ages 12-18) speaking in front of an audience of the committee, publisher representatives, and conference attendees. The Teen Feedback Session runs from 10:30-12:00.

YALSA Goals for Youth Participation:
1. To organize and implement youth participation to support division goals,
2. To collect a wide range of ideas from as diverse a young adult population as possible,
3. To incorporate youth participation into programs and services in order to provide a richer experience for YALSA members,
4. To create valuable experiences for the participating young adults in which they can gain knowledge and/or skills useful in future endeavors.

All expenses, other than registration for Saturday, July 29, 2013, are the responsibility of the group.

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MAY 15, 2013.
Notification will be made by JUNE 3, 2013.

IT'S OK TO SUBMIT AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION IF YOU EXPECT TO HAVE THE REST OF THE RESPONSES WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME!
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