2018 YAC Online Application
Dear 2018 YAC Candidate,
Members of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) are a vital part of the success of the Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute. YACs are individuals who have previously attended LMTI and serve as leaders and role models for current participants. YACs undergo an extensive interview, application, and training process to make them into the TI experts they are. So much of the success of LMTI depends on the youth staff. Each year we select individuals from throughout the state to serve as YACs. Want to apply? Here’s what you need to know:

Responsibilities of a YAC include….
• Remaining alcohol, tobacco, and other drug free
• Appreciating and promoting diversity
• Promoting a drug free lifestyle to others
• Leading by example
• Being a role model
• Being a leader
• Developing skits/workshops to be presented at LMTI Summer Leadership Conference
• Assisting with group facilitation (Action Group and Process Group)
• Assisting with cabin chaperoning duties
• Representing your community and Action Group in a proper manner
• Being an active member of your Action Group
• Remaining an active prevention advocate before, during, and after camp
• Attending follow up events
• Undergoing 5 mandatory training sessions for preparation (in addition to staff training)
• Attending all days of LMTI Summer Leadership Conference

Trainings will include…
• Learning about the responsibilities of a YAC
• Workshops on various topics related to being a YAC
•Games, Icebreakers & Team-building Activities
•Working together with other YACs to achieve common goals
•YAC-tion Groups

This year, the YAC Application process has an online component to make things easier than ever- but there are still items that you’ll need to bring with you to your interview. Be sure to utilize the provided checklist to make sure that you haven’t missed any steps!

Please note– Not every YAC is the same! New Jersey is diverse and our youth staff reflects that diversity. We look for a mix of individuals who are both “in front of the scenes” and “behind the scenes” individuals. If you enjoyed your experience at LMTI and would like to share what you learned with the 2018 group, we hope you will consider applying to be a YAC.

Please contact the LMTI office at 201-696-0368 if you have any questions. Best of luck!

The LMTI Staff and the YAC Selection Committee

There are required questions in this application. After you submit your application you will get a link which you can come back and edit your responses if you choose to. We will not be viewing these applications until the due date so feel free to edit your responses as necessary. Are you ready to continue? *
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