What is the Junior Board?
The Junior Board is composed of mostly young, urban professionals who volunteer their time and mentor the children in the Residential Treatment Program. Groups of volunteers plan and coordinate monthly activities where Junior Board members use their own skill, talents, and experiences to expose the children to new and unique opportunities.
What kind of activities does the Junior Board do?
The Junior Board organizes a variety of life skill building activities for the youth including the following:
- Visiting a Trading Floor
- Interview Training and Resume Writing
- Eating Healthy Workshop
- Work on a Political Campaign
- Volunteering at a 5K Water Station
- Apartment Search
- Working with a Physical Trainer
- Behind the Scenes Tour of a local Theater
- Conducting a "Power of Savings" Seminar
- Professional Kitchen Tour
- River Day Clean-Up
- Visiting an Architecture Office
What kind of committment is required?
NOTE: Because the Junior Board involves working with children, all volunteers must complete an application, provide references, submit to a background check and go through orientation.
The commitment to youth and to the Junior Board requires attending a monthly activity that lasts about 2-4 hours. Members can also be involved in leadership positions with the Junior Board including serving as an officer, organizing a fundraising event or assisting with new member recruitment.
How do I join?
If you are interested in joining the Junior Board, please email Nora Goray or call (312) 456-6538.