Green River Preserve is a place deeply defined by its mission “to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards through a joyful connection to nature.” We have worked with countless experts in their respective fields - educators, naturalists, psychologists, naturalists - over the past 30 years to make sure that we are intentional and informed in our work of delivering that mission to the thousands of young people that have spent time here. We believe that now is the time to expand this brain trust, if you will, to the young people that we serve. With that belief in mind and the support of our entire administrative team and board, we are so excited to announce that we are making a call for applicants to join our very first Youth Advisory Council. The deadline for applications is January 15th.
If you are interested in joining the GRP Youth Advisory Council (YAC) but have some questions, please see below:
Council members are expected to commit to a 11-month term from February 2023 - December 2023. We estimate each person will dedicate approximately 5 hours per month of their time.
No, all costs are covered by GRP. For our in-person gathering, we will pay for all costs of the weekend. We are unable to cover travel costs to and from the weekend.
Meetings will be online via Zoom or Google Hangouts. We will meet in person this spring May 19th - 21st in person on the Preserve
The responsibilities of Council members are as follows: Attend online monthly meetings. Represent GRP at public engagement events as appropriate Attend GRP YAC retreat in the spring. Develop ideas for campaigns and resources related to the mission of GRP - to foster the next generation of environmental stewards through a joyful connection to nature. Share your passion! Help make your community a more sustainable place for animals, people and the environment.
While we ask members to commit to a 12-month term, we understand that unexpected things may happen and you may need to take time off away from your YAC duties. We will work with you to provide support and guidance on finding workable options.
Yes, after a review of your work in the first term, we welcome selected members to stay on and act as mentors for the new cohort of youth for the 2024 Council.
As a Council, there may be other capacity building opportunities through various GRP programs.
If you are interested in applying to join the GRP YAC and don’t see your question answered above, please email Hayne at firstname.lastname@example.org.