GURLS Program: Participant Application
Please complete the following application to become a Year 1 participant in our free of cost Girls Ultimate Revolution Leadership Series (GURLS) Program. We will be selecting 10 female and female-identifying individuals who are freshmen, sophomores, and juniors (9th-11th grade high school students) to participate in our Year 1 Program, which runs from August - November. Our focus is on selecting a diverse group of contributors. Participants who successfully complete their first year will continue in GURLS until they graduate high school (all subsequent program years are free of cost as well).

We highly encourage everyone to apply, and experience in Ultimate is not required! This is a FREE leadership program designed with YOU in mind -- for those who are interested in gaining valuable experience in leadership development, coaching strategies, program development, and conflict resolution in a safe, fun, and supportive environment. We give you the skills, tools, and resources needed to pursue leadership in a multitude of situations.

We will be selecting individuals based on the following factors: availability, volunteerism, leadership experience, recommendation, and the quality of essay response. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please note that all answers are confidential, and will only be shared with the GURLS Selection Committee. You will receive a copy of your answers in an email, once you have submitted your application. You will also be able to edit your response after you submit.

For your essay, please answer the following questions: What is the biggest issue/problem you are facing as a female/female-identifying athlete? What is one way you think we (as a community) could help solve this problem?

*We highly recommend writing and editing your essay in another platform (Word, Pages, Google Docs etc.) and copying the final product into this application.

Your recommendation must come from a non-family member. Examples include: a teacher, coach, supervisor, volunteer coordinator, etc. Please make sure that recommenders complete their recommendation, using this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/dfhf7I7FSMg9DU1T2

Application Check-List:
1. Complete a GURLS Application (including your essay)
2. Request one (1) individual to complete our Recommendation Survey on your behalf

Link to Recommendation Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/dfhf7I7FSMg9DU1T2

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO Friday, August 31st. Recommendations are due no later than August 31st.

Classroom Dates: David Thorne Landscape Conference Room (3315 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610)
Saturday, September 15th, 2018, 10am-2pm
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, 10am-2pm
Saturday, September 29th, 2018, 10am-2pm
Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 10am-2pm
Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 10am-2pm
Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 10am-2pm

If you have any questions, or are having difficulty completing this form, please email Jen Pashley, Youth Outreach Program Manager, at jen@bayareadisc.org

For more information about the Girls Ultimate Revolution Leadership Series, please visit: https://bayareadisc.org/gurls-program

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