CO9to25 Leadership Team Application

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Colorado 9to25
Leadership Team Application Form

Submit by March 24, 2014 to Ana Soler, The Civic Canopy – ana@civiccanopy.org

Colorado 9to25 (CO9to25) is a collective, action-oriented network of youth and adults working in partnership to align efforts to achieve positive outcomes for all youth in Colorado. It takes collaborative action to ensure that all young people ages 9-25 are safe, healthy, educated, connected and contributing.

 

Our approach is based on Positive Youth Development (PYD).  PYD is an approach supported  by research and evidence that shows it is an effective strategy. PYD focuses on building skills and opportunities, as well as supportive and authentic relationships with youth. It also focuses on engaging and partnering with youth and promoting equity and social justice.  PYD means taking a ”whole person” approach in working with young people, including the youth, their families, communities, policies, and systems.  This approach means committing to focus on strengths of youth as well as acknowledging the risks youth face.

 

CO9to25 is in the process of forming the CO9to25 Leadership Team, which will consist of 10 youth.  Are you interested in contributing your leadership skills to:

  • Coordinate actions and work collaboratively with youth?
  • Work across non-profit, government, business and community sectors?
  • Work together toward shared outcomes?
  • Build skills, opportunities and relationships with young people and those who serve them?
  • Help to identify gaps, where to allocate resources, what policies to develop or change?
  • Advocate for policies and practices that improve the health and well-being of youth?

 

If so, you are invited to submit an application to become a member of the CO9to25 Leadership Team. Members will include young people, public and private, state, local and community leaders. As a team member, meeting and event participation consists of:

  • Participating in three out of four quarterly Leadership Team meetings
  • Participating in the CO9to25 events, meetings and, webinars throughout the year
  • Attending yearly 1-day leadership retreat
  • Minimum of two years on the Leadership Team with the potential for an extension.
  • Optional:  Participate in a mentor/mentee relationship with other Leadership Team members or participate as a liaison to other Leadership Team
  • Optional: Act as co-chair for an action team
  • Overall time commitment: 1 day yearly retreat, three 2.5 hour meetings a year, 2 hours of work outside meeting time for a total of 44 hours a year (3-4 hours a month)

 

For more details, see the attached CO9to25 Charter document, or view it online at http://co9to25.org/join-the-movement/

Name:                                                                                                                                               

Organization/School:                                                               Title:                                                 

Business/School Address:                                                                         If school, grade?              

City, State, Zip:                                                                                                                                 

Cell Phone:                                                                Business Phone:                                              

Home Address:                                                                                                                                 

City, State, Zip:                                                                                                                                 

Email:                                                                                         Fax:                                                

Please indicate your top three areas of interest with a 1 for your first choice, a 2 for your second choice and a 3 for your third choice.

_______ Youth are Safe                                       _______Youth are Connected

_______ Youth are Healthy                                  _______Youth are Educated

_______ Youth are Contributing

 

Please answer the following questions below.  You may add a separate sheet of paper if you need more room.  Max is 2 pages total for questions 1-3. 

 

1.  What unique qualities or experience would you bring to the work of the Leadership Team?

 

2.  Tell us your experiences of working in partnership with youth and adults in your work, life or organization (nonprofit, school, government program, etc.) to ensure that all young people ages 9-25 are safe, healthy, educated, connected and contributing.

 

3.  List special skills/knowledge you would add to the mission of the Colorado 9to25 network.

 

List three references with phone numbers of people familiar with your work.

  1. Name:                                                                                                                                   

Organization and/or Relationship to you?                                                 Phone                 

  1. Name:                                                                                                                                   

Organization and/or Relationship to you?                                                 Phone                 

  1. Name:                                                                                                                                   

Organization and/or Relationship to you?                                                 Phone                 

 

Send completed applications or inquiries by November 15, 2013 to Ana Soler,

The Civic Canopy – ana@civiccanopy.org

 

You can also send it by mail to

The Civic Canopy

Ana Soler

3532 Franklin Street, Suite G

Denver, CO  80205

 

Links: CO9to25 Leadership Team Application (Downloadable)

PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4vNkc8ekhw3TXZIamtmUmxWenc/edit?usp=sharing

DOC: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4vNkc8ekhw3TTl4YmR2bXo1Szg/edit?usp=sharing

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