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Join Spokes

Eligibility for 2015-2016 Applicants:

  • Must be 13-19 years old. If you’re 18, you are only eligible to be on SPOKES for a maximum of 2 years.
  • If you are in High School, you are allowed to be on SPOKES for a maximum of 3 years.
  • Must be willing and able to commit to regular Youth Speaks events, monthly Spokes meetings, 2 Under-21 Open Mics per month, monthly workshops, and additional public events and productions that arise throughout the year.

Application Process:
Please fill out this application and submit it by Friday, May 29, 2015 to Program Manager Fernande Legros at flegros@youthspeaks.org or mail it to the address below. Selected applicants will be invited to a preliminary phone interview with us, which will occur the week of June 8, 2015. If you are selected to move forward in the hiring process, in-person group interviews will be held on June 25-26, 2015 at the Youth Speaks office. For each round, applicants will be interviewed by current SPOKES members and a SPOKES Lead staffperson. *If any of the interview dates change, applicants will be notified immediately.

Compensation:
SPOKES Youth Advisory Board Members are paid a stipend at the end of the 1st semester (December) and 2nd semester (June) for required hours completed.

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    SPOKES dedicate an average of 18 hours a month to the program for the following expectations:

    • Monthly Trainings at the Youth Speaks Office (3 hrs) • SPOKES Administrative Responsibilities (3 hrs) • 2 Monthly Under-21 Open Mics (5 hrs each) i.e. 2nd Fridays in Oakland and Final Fridays in San Francisco • Monthly Youth Speaks event (4-6 hrs) i.e. Special performances, Friendraiser, Life is Living, Bringing The Noise for Martin Luther King Jr., Teen Poetry Slam competition season, Grand Slam Finals, MC Olympics, Queeriosity
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