2018-19 Every Day Counts! Taskforce Student Representative Application

Every Day Counts! (EDC!) is a citywide effort initiated by Mayor Muriel Bowser to ensure every student attends school every day. EDC! aims to bring together the entire community to support students and families through a public awareness campaign, a Taskforce coordinating public agencies and stakeholders, and investments in data-driven strategies to increase attendance.

EDC’s Taskforce—a partnership between a diverse group of agencies and stakeholders that collectively advance and coordinate strategies to increase student attendance— is currently seeking new Student Representatives for the 2018-2019 school year. Representatives will receive community service hours for their participation!

The #1 qualification is that you are interested in addressing attendance barriers for students and families AND will seek the input of peers to inform your perspective on the Task Force!

To qualify you must:
• Be a resident of the District of Columbia;
• Be enrolled in the 9-12th grades at a public or public charter school in the District of Columbia

As a Student Representative you will:
• Attend and participate in bi-monthly EDC! Taskforce meetings held on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (4:00-5:30pm during the school year;
• Share student and youth perspectives on truancy, absenteeism and related issues;
• Represent peers’ interests, experiences, and needs across the city; and
• Participate in Taskforce-sponsored events and programs.

Important Notes:
• Strong attendance is NOT a requirement for this position. We value the perspective that students are able to bring to the EDC! Taskforce on issues related to chronic absenteeism and truancy through their experiences at school, with peers or personal experiences.
• If you foresee transportation to be an issue, please do not hesitate to apply. We will work with you to make necessary arrangements to ensure your presence at needed meetings and events.

There is one essay required in this application. we recommend typing it up in Word or Google Docs and checking for spelling and grammar mistakes and length before copying and pasting it into the application. All the other categories in this application should collectively take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
Full Name *
Please enter your name in the form: First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name
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Date of Birth *
Please enter your birthday in the form: MM/DD/YYYY
Your answer
Home Address *
Please enter your home address in the form: Street Address, Apartment/Unit #, City, State, Zip Code
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Email Address *
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Primary Phone Number *
Please enter the telephone number where you can be reached most easily in the form: XXX-XXX-XXXX
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Would you rather us text, call, or email to notify you if you are selected? *
Grade during the 2018-2019 School Year *
Current High School *
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Previous High School(s)
If you have attended any high schools other than that listed in the previous question, please enter them and the dates of attendance below.
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Expected Year of Graduation *
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Extracurricular Activities
Please list all your school- and community-related activities in which you participate. Be sure to note the dates of your participation and any leadership roles you held.
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Please enter any awards, including date(s) received, that you feel add to your application.
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Reference Information *
Please enter the name, phone number and title of a reference. This should be someone who knows you well (not a family member). They are NOT expected to send a letter! We will give them a phone call to seek their input.
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Short Essay: Explain why you want to serve as a Student Representative on the EDC! Taskforce. What motivates you to want to be part of driving solutions to student attendance? (Suggested length: 400-500 words) *
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Certifications and Signature
Please answer the below questions and electronically sign your application.
Do you certify that you are a resident of the District of Columbia and that you are a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior at a public or public charter school in the District? *
Do you certify that all information you have provided in this application is true and correct, and do you accept that providing false information on this application may be grounds for revocation of your position, if you are chosen? *
Do you agree to fulfill all the duties expected of you if you are selected for this position, including attending bimonthly Taskforce meetings, advocating for students' needs and interests to city leaders, and working to advance the Taskforce's projects? *
Please type your full legal name, which shall constitute your signature on this application and certify your agreement to the above statements. *
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