The Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital “Be Proud! Be Responsible!” program is seeking applicants for its 2019-20 Youth Advisory Council! The YAC is a group of dedicated and hardworking youth leaders focused on raising youth awareness of teen health issues across the Greater Memphis area.

The 2019-20 Be Proud! Be Responsible! YAC will:

  • Engage youth in leadership and skill-building activities.
  • Provide youth-focused guidance and feedback to Le Bonheur’s Be Proud! Be Responsible! team regarding safe sex campaigns and a youth-friendly clinic initiative.
  • Serve as peer health advocates in their schools and communities.
  • Mobilize youth to raise awareness of issues regarding reproductive health and teens in Memphis.

Benefits of serving on the Be Proud! Be Responsible! YAC:

  • Gain valuable, in-depth leadership experience by being a part of a small team of other dedicated youth and Le Bonheur staff.
  • Receive free training and develop valuable organizational and research skills that will help you be successful in college and career.
  • Meet and interact with community leaders active in reproductive health and community change.
  • Earn a stipend upon successful completion of each semester (December and May) of service on the YAC.
  • Have fun!

Requirements for Be Proud! Be Responsible! YAC:

  • Working diligently at BRIDGES for a minimum of 3 hours per month (dates and times TBD) and 2 hours per week outside of the monthly meeting time.
  • Be available for one-on-one check-ins with the Youth Advisory Council Coordinator.
  • Willingness to make Be Proud! Be Responsible! Youth Advisory Council a high extra-curricular priority.
  • Assist with facilitating BRIDGES + Be Proud! Community Action Events (December 2019 and February 2020).
  • Be Reliable: Having adult support and monthly transportation to the meetings is a requirement.
  • Be Respectful: Recognize that everyone comes from a different place, and they all bring vast amounts of experience and wisdom with them.
  • Be Available: Students are allowed one absence per semester. More than one absence per semester will result in dismissal from the Youth Advisory Council. Two tardies (more than 15 minutes late to a meeting, or leaving a meeting early) will count as one absence. *We understand life happens, but please try to be punctual. Dismissal will be up to the discretion of the Coordinator and Be Proud! Be Responsible! staff members.

Ready to apply for the Be Proud! Be Responsible! Youth Advisory Council? Fill out the form below!

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Question 1: Please explain why you are interested in becoming a member of the Be Proud! Be Responsible! Youth Advisory Council. What skills will you bring to this experience? What would you like to gain from this experience?

Question 2: There will be 12-15 diverse students on the Be Proud! Be Responsible! Youth Advisory Council. What are two (2) challenges you see to working in a group this size? What talents will you bring to meet those challenges?

Are you interested in going into the medical profession?

If YES, What field are you interested in?

Recommendation: Please provide the email addresses for two (2) recommenders. We will send an email to the selected people.

I understand that completing this application does not guarantee my selection for the Be Proud! Be Responsible! Youth Advisory Council. I attest that the information presented here is true and accurate. I have read and understand the requirements for maintaining membership on the Be Proud! Be Responsible! Youth Advisory Council.

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