Cafe Scientifique-Taos: Teen Leader Application
Café Scientifique-Taos is a program for high school teens who are interested in hot topics in the news related to science. The program helps teens develop a better understanding of science and offers a way for them to get involved in their community, engage their peers in informal science education, meet scientists, and develop new leadership skills. A strong Teen Leadership Team is important for the success of the program.
Teens have an opportunity to fully take ownership of the program by serving as a Teen Leader. Each Teen Science Cafe has a Teen Leadership Team that helps prepare presenters, while simultaneously involving their community to attend each Café. Through this program, Teen Leaders ultimately run the monthly meetings and most aspects of the Cafe program.
Teen Leaders are supported by an Adult Leader who provides support and training, as needed.
Every Teen Leader involved in Cafe Scientifique has the potential to positively impact the program.
This application form provides you with an opportunity to share relevant information about yourself, along with your interests in science and community service as a Teen Leader for Cafe Scientifique-Taos.
Upon submission of your application, you will receive a written notice confirming receipt with your application, closely followed by an invitation to participate as a Teen Leader for the 2019-2020 Cafe season.
The first Cafe Scientifique program will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. As a Teen Leader, you will have an opportunity to select your first Teen Leader Meeting date, to be scheduled in early September 2019.
Below, please find a listing of Taos' Cafe schedule. Dates are subject to change on factors such as weather and speaker availability.
-Tuesday, September 24, 2019
-Tuesday, October 22, 2019
-Tuesday, November 12, 2019
-Tuesday, January 21, 2020
-Tuesday, February 18, 2020
-Tuesday, March 17, 2020
-Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Teen Leader Application Questions (below logo)
Preferred Phone Number (include area code)
Parent/Guardian E-mail (to receive program updates from Adult Leader)
Preferred Teen Leader Contact Method
What school do you attend?
Taos Cyber Magnet School
Taos High School
Vista Grande High School
In 3-4 sentences, please share your thoughts about your interest in science.
In 3-4 sentences, please share details about your interest (or experience) in community service and leadership development.
What skills do you already possess that you would like to contribute towards this year's Cafe season?
What skills do you hope to develop during your time as a Teen Leader? Please list below.
Please list three words that you would use to describe yourself.
Teen Leader roles and responsibilities are divided into SIX main areas. Please select one or more volunteer areas that you are interested in fulfilling.
Event Production (Cafe Agenda, Opening & Closing Remarks, Speaker Preparation, A/V, Music)
Hospitality & Food (Attendee Welcome/Check In, Food: Budget Planning and Service, Event Layout)
Project & Data Management (Cafe Project Management, Attendee Data Management, RSVP Tracking)
Outreach & Engagement (Cafe Promotion/Recruitment, Local Marketing, Social Media)
Learning & Leadership Development (Icebreakers, Cafe Activities, Leadership Knowledge, Evaluation)
Communication (Post Event Reports/Cool Cafes, Newsletter Management, Program Messaging)
To foster out-of-school collaboration, community outreach, and event management Cafe Scientifique-Taos has used and/or plans on using a variety of online tools. Please select any of the following tools you have experience using:
Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel)
Please add any other online tools or software programs not listed that you think may be useful to consider in our shared Cafe Scientifique-Taos efforts.
Individuals participating as Teen Leaders with Cafe Scientifique-Taos are expected to attend each Cafe and Teen Leader Meeting. For the 2019-2020 Cafe season, there will be a total of 7 Cafes and 7 Teen Leader Meetings, respectively, scheduled from September through April. Cafes will occur once a month after 6:00 PM. Teen Leader Meetings will also occur once a month. The Teen Leader Meeting schedule will be determined collectively by this year's Teen Leadership Team. As a prospective Teen Leader, if I am unable to attend a Teen Leader Meeting or Cafe Event, I will notify the Adult Leader of my absence at least 24 hours in advance. Teen Leaders can expect to contribute 8 hours per month in meetings, events, planning, and organizing. If I serve as a Teen Leader, I understand the effort needed to fulfill my role.
In addition to Cafes and Teen Leader Meetings, a series of Leadership Trainings will occur in September & October, as determined by the Teen Leadership Team. Cafe Office Hours will be held by the Adult Leader throughout the year and offered to all Teen Leaders to provide additional guidance and support. Lastly, field trips and community service opportunities may be made available to the Teen Leadership throughout the year. Please share any questions you may have about Cafes, Teen Leaders Meetings, Cafe Office Hours, Trainings, Field Trips, and/or Community Service Opportunities.
By submitting this Teen Leader Application, I agree to respond to the initial correspondence received via my preferred contact method from Taos' Adult Leader:
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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