Keep Charlotte Beautiful, Inc. Youth Advisory Council Application 2017-2018

Keep Charlotte Beautiful, Inc. is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 KCB Youth Advisory Council through September 1, 2017. This is a unique opportunity for 14 middle and high school students (14-18 years old) from diverse backgrounds across the county to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program. Participants will contribute to and inform KCB on programs while acting as ambassadors and leaders for youth service in their communities. The KCB Youth Advisory Council creates a framework for youth engagement. KCB is seeking to infuse the youth voice into our programs and build on the model of youth leadership seen in our partner affiliates. Thanks to the generous support of the Wrigley Co. Foundation, the KCB Youth Advisory Council will provide youth with the opportunity to:

• Engage in creative work with a nonprofit organization focused on litter prevention, beautification and community greening and waste reduction and recycling
• Partner with like-minded youth with unique perspectives from across the county
• Inform KCB on programs while learning about approaches for engaging youth in community service
• Act as a service-learning ambassador in their community by playing a leadership role in engaging youth in service and service-learning

Youth interested in applying must meet the following criteria:
• Be between 14-18 years old by June 1, 2017
• Be enrolled in public or private high school (in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12) in September 2017
• Be a resident and citizen of Charlotte County, FL
• Be able to commit to a term from Sept. 2017 - June 2018 including 1-hour monthly conference calls
• Be available for an in-person or conference call training early September 2017
• Be available via phone and internet for monthly webinar meetings with fellow Council members
• Be able to provide feedback and participate in program evaluations

To learn more about Keep Charlotte Beautiful visit www.KeepCharlotteBeautiful.org. Applications accepted through September 1, 2017 5:00 pm. If you need assistance please contact Rhonda Harvey at Rhonda.Harvey@charlottecountyFL.gov or 941-875-3426.

Criteria for selection will include, but not be limited to, geographic location(2 from each of the 7 public schools), writing ability, leadership skills demonstrated, ability to commit time to serve on council, and focus area distribution.

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Grade level as of 9/1/2017: Please type Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior *
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How did you hear about the KCB Youth Advisory Council?
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The mission of KCB is to "inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify Charlotte County." We focus in three areas: end littering, waste reduction, and beautify Charlotte County's communities. In what order do you rank you interest in these focus areas with 1 being the highest interest. * *
Describe a service project, initiative, or program that you have been involved with in your school or community. Please be specific in describing the scope and impact of project, and how you are/have been involved including leadership skills used or developed. *
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Choose one issue that you are passionate about which is related to the KCB mission and focus areas. What inspires your commitment to this issue? *
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Are you a member of the school environmental club? *
If you answered yes to the previous question, what is the name of the group(s) and describe your role?
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Are you a member of your school's student council/government or other local youth organizations?
If you answered yes to the previous question, what is the name of the group(s) and describe your role?
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Are you a member of a state or national youth council? *
If you answered yes to the previous question, what is the name of the group(s) and describe your role?
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Using boxes below, please list up to three additional leadership roles/positions you have held or awards you have received. Include dates, names of awards or organization.
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Create a project: One of the responsibilities of the Youth Advisory Council is to identify ways for KCB to engage youth participation. If you were to create a service project to celebrate or promote the mission of Keep Charlotte Beautiful in the areas of litter prevention/clean community, beautification/community greening and/or waste reduction/recycling, what would it look like? Make sure to demonstrate your creativity and include as many of the following as possible: Give a brief description of the project and why you would do this specific project. *
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Who the service project would benefit?
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What organization(s) could partner on your project?
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How you would promote your service project?
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How you would gather resources or fundraiser to support your project?
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How you would recruit volunteers and how would you engage youth that have traditionally not been engaged?
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What are the anticipated outcomes or the impact of your project?
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