Youth Board

THE YOUTH BOARD

Youth Board Elections, Sunday May 22.
The Youth Board is an elected group of teens who oversee, organize, and run YeTI and its programs. They are also involved in many other Temple events during the year. Not only does being on the Youth Board give you leadership skills, training, genuine responsibility, community service hours and experience for your resume or college applications, but it is also rewarding and allows you to give back to your Temple Israel community. If this interests you, then you should run for the Youth Board for 2016-2017! Board members gain community service hours for all board meeting, training and most events.

There are several positions on our Temple Israel Youth Board:
President
Social Action VP
Communications VP
Programming VP
Religious and Cultural VP
Freshmen Rep.
Volunteer Reps.
Purim Carnival Rep.
Trip Rep.
Boarding School Rep
General Board Member.

Although each position has its own focus, all board members have the responsibility to:
• Attend Youth Board meetings.
• Attend Youth Group events and Sunday Academy sessions.
• Help plan, organize and run YeTI (youth group) events.
• Be an active and responsible member of the Youth Board and YeTI (youth group).
• Be a member of Temple Israel and be enrolled into the Grades 9-12 Religious School Program “The Academy”.
• Attend a training day for Youth Board members Sunday September 11 2016, in NYC (exact location to be determined). If you cannot attend this training day, please speak to Danielle Segal at dsegal@tinyc.org
To run for a position, please email Danielle Segal at dsegal@tinyc.org or Laura Schultze at lschultze@tinyc.org by Sunday May 15th with your self-nomination and a couple of sentences explaining why you would like the position. If you would like to run for a position and are unable to attend the Youth Board Picnic, please contact Danielle Segal ASAP.

PRESIDENT
ELLIGIBLE TO APPLY: Entering Grades 10-12. Should have previous Temple Israel Youth Board/Jewish Youth Movement experience

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• ** Attend the main Temple Board meetings once a month
• Attend all Youth Board meetings.
• Generally oversee the Youth Board (in conjunction with the Youth Professional).
• Make final decision on Youth Board issues (in conjunction with the Youth Professional).
• Attend general Temple events when appropriate.
• Be an ambassador/spokesperson for the teens of Temple Israel as a whole.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF:
• You are organized and social.
• You have some Youth Board experience.
• You enjoy leadership positions.
• You would like to take your leadership one stage further.
• You would like to develop the role and activities of teenagers in Temple Israel.
** Temple Israel is so invested in our teen community that our Youth Board President(s) attend and contribute to the main Temple Board. The names of the President(s) also appear on the Temple letterhead alongside the adult Executive, Committee and Board. This is a privilege we take VERY SERIOUSLY and expect that the Youth Board President(s) understand the nature of this responsibility.

SOCIAL ACTION VP
ELLIGIBLE TO APPLY: Entering Grades 9-12

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Help coordinate/drive forward programs with a social action theme.
• Ensure that there are enough social justice/charity programs throughout the year.
• Help Coordinate the volunteer project during our Sunday Academy Evenings.
• Be in contact with any charities that we are working with.
• Be available for Temple Israel Mitzvah Day and drive the teen projects forward.
• Work with and help the Volunteer Reps on the Youth Board.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF:
• You enjoy leadership positions.
• You are interested in Social Action issues.
• You have worked with or are interested in working with charities and non-profit organizations.
• You would like to contribute to the teen community of Temple Israel.

COMMUNICATIONS VP
ELLIGIBLE TO APPLY: Entering Grades 9-12

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Write notes and minutes from Youth Board meetings.
• Help upkeep the YeTI facebook group and twitter feed.
• Help create ideas for posters and publicity of Youth Group events.
• Help design any YeTI apparel.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF:
• You enjoy leadership positions.
• You are tech savvy and enjoy using technology.
• You would like to contribute to the teen community of Temple Israel.

PROGRAMMING VP
ELLIGIBLE TO APPLY: Entering Grades 9-12

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensure that there are a range of Youth Group programs throughout the year.
• Assist the Youth Professional in planning the specifics of an event.
• Assist the Youth Professional in contacting off-site program venues.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF:
• You enjoy leadership positions.
• You enjoy organizing events and coordinating with people.
• You are creative and resourceful.
• You would like to contribute to the teen community of Temple Israel.

RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL VP
ELLIGIBLE TO APPLY: Entering
Grades 9-12

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Help coordinate/drive forward programs with a Jewish/cultural theme.
• Ensure that there are Jewish/culturally themed programs at appropriate times throughout the year.
• Coordinate with the Director Of Lifelong Learning regarding appropriate Youth Group and Religious School cross-over events.
• Help coordinate the Academy Teen Service (May 19, 2017) along with the Youth Professional and the Director of Lifelong Learning

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF:
• You enjoy leadership positions.
• You have an interest /would like to expand your knowledge in Judaism and the Jewish Culture.
• You are interested in Jewish Pop Culture.
• You are a Religious School Teaching Assistant (not vital, but helpful).
• You would like to contribute to the teen community of Temple Israel.

FRESHMEN REP.
ELLIGIBLE TO APPLY: Entering Grade 9 ONLY

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Represent your Freshmen peers at Youth Board meetings.
• Engage the people in your grade and recruit them for Youth Group events.
• Ensure that the programs are welcoming and appropriate for Freshmen.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF:
• You enjoy leadership positions.
• You are interested in getting involved (no previous experience necessary!).
• You would like to contribute to the teen community of Temple Israel.

VOLUNTEER REP. (more than one position available)
ELLIGIBLE TO APPLY: Entering Grades 9-12

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist the Social Action VP in programming volunteer and social action projects.
• Help Coordinate the volunteer project during our Sunday Academy Evenings.
• Engage the people in your grade and recruit them for Youth Group volunteering projects.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF:
• You enjoy leadership positions.
• You have an interest in volunteering and social action (no previous experience necessary!).
• You would like to contribute to the teen community of Temple Israel .

PURIM CARNIVAL REP.
ELLIGIBLE TO APPLY: Entering Grades 9-12

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Organize the teen volunteers for the Purim carnival.
• Be an active part in the adult Purim Carnival committee and attend committee meetings when possible.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF:
• You enjoy leadership positions.
• You have an interest in planning events and volunteering.
• You would like to contribute to the teen community of Temple Israel.

TRIPS REP.
ELLIGIBLE TO APPLY: Entering Grades 9-12

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Help recruit for future trips
• Be a representative for those who have been on trips with the Academy program.
• Be present at trip meetings in order to speak to the younger grades about the trips.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF:
• You enjoy leadership positions.
• You have attended at least one of our sleep-away trips (in the USA or abroad).
• You would like to contribute to the teen community of Temple Israel.

BOARDING SCHOOL REP.
ELLIGIBLE TO APPLY: Entering Grades 9-12

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Help maintain contact with our teen Temple members who attend Boarding School.
• Be a representative for those who are currently at Board School.
• Be present at events when possible (we understand that your school schedule might only allow this for a very small number for events).

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF:
• You enjoy leadership positions.
• You currently attend Boarding School.
• You would like to contribute to the teen community of Temple Israel.

GENERAL BOARD MEMBER
ELLIGIBLE TO APPLY: Entering Grades 9-12

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• This position does not have a specific focus, so you can either be a general Member of the Youth Board or, at appropriate times, focus on a topic that interests you!

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IF:
• You enjoy leadership positions.
• You are interested in getting involved (no previous experience necessary!).