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.
Please fill out this application and submit to Program Manager Fernande Legros at firstname.lastname@example.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 6, 2015. If you are selected to move forward in the hiring process, in-person group interviews will be held during the last 2 weeks of June at the Youth Speaks office. For each round, applicants will be interviewed by current SPOKES members and SPOKES Lead staff. *If any of the interview dates change, applicants will be notified immediately.
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.