CYAN Youth Board of Directors

2017-2018 Youth Board of Directors – Applications Now Being Accepted

Thank you for your interest in applying for CYAN’s 2017-2018 Youth Board of Directors.  The Youth Board of Directors is made up of dynamic youth from across California working to prevent youth tobacco use in their local communities.  We are currently recruiting high school-age youth who are actively involved in tobacco-free advocacy work to join the 2017-2018 Youth Board of Directors. This is an amazing opportunity to make a statewide contribution to tobacco control and gain leadership skills.

High school students who are passionate about tobacco control advocacy are encouraged to apply for the Youth Board of Directors (YBOD).  Online applications are available here.

Applications are due Sunday, June 11, 2017. 

WHAT DOES THE YBOD DO?

  • Empowers California teens to get engaged in tobacco-free policy advocacy.
  • Works closely with CYAN staff to provide direction for California’s statewide youth tobacco control campaigns.
  • Plans statewide activities, trainings, and Youth Quest.
  • May represent CYAN at various conferences and events.
  • May have opportunities to facilitate workshops at conferences and events.

WHAT WILL I GET FROM THIS EXPERIENCE?

  • Develop leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Sharpen public speaking and communication skills.
  • Increase knowledge of current tobacco issues.
  • Network with other teen advocates from around the state.
  • Increase experience for resume/college applications.

WHAT WOULD MY COMMITMENT TO CYAN BE?

  • Attend teleconferences/web meetings 1-2 a month.
  • Attend 2-3 in-person weekend YBOD meetings in Sacramento (all expenses paid by CYAN).
  • May attend local CYAN sponsored trainings and events (expenses paid by CYAN).
  • Help plan statewide activities, campaigns, trainings, and Youth Quest.
  • Stay in regular communication with CYAN staff and other YBOD members via email, phone, and web.

APPLICANTS MUST BE:

  • Actively involved in local tobacco control activities.
  • California residents.
  • Entering the 10th-12th grades during the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Able to serve a one-year term (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018).
  • Able to check email on a regular basis.
  • Hard working, enthusiastic, team players.
  • Expresses confidence in sharing their ideas and a willingness to speak up.
  • Committed to fighting the tobacco industry and spreading the truth about tobacco.
  • Willing and able to travel to in-person YBOD meetings, trainings, and conferences in Sacramento.  (Every effort will be made to have nearby YBOD members travel together to CYAN sponsored events; however, it is possible that YBOD members may need to travel to an event alone.)

HOW DO I APPLY?

  • You may apply for the YBOD by completing this application by June 11, 2017.
  • You will need to include contact information for two references (at least one reference should be your tobacco control advisor).
  • Application Deadline Reminder: All applications must be submitted by Sunday, June 11th, 2017.

Meet the 2016-2017 Youth Board of Directors

Abi, Elsa, Joanna, Sabina. Shyenne, and Sophia #YouthQuest2017