Building Youth Leaders While Building Community
The East Orlando Youth Advisory Board is a dynamic group of up to 20 local youth leaders who call East Orlando home. We are passionate about fostering positive change and are committed to serving as the vibrant voice for youth programs in our community.
Who Is It For?
Format of Meetings
The application for the youth advisory board is designed to be accessible and inclusive, with openings available year-round. However, it’s important to note that spots on the board are limited, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. While the application process is ongoing, positions may be filled as suitable candidates are chosen.
For over a decade L.O.V.E. Our Youth has been bringing together communities in the same boat, rowing in the same direction, creating an environment where our youth can learn, grow, and thrive.
Why a Youth Advisory Board?
Who better to develop programs for youth than the youth? The East Orlando Youth Advisory Board is designed to promote the safe and healthy development of tweens and teens, aged 12 to 18, enabling them to achieve optimal adulthood by fostering independence, self-sustainability, and active participation as vibrant contributing members of the community.
Who Is It For?
The East Orlando Youth Advisory Board is for 8-11th-grade students who reside in East Orlando and want to make a difference in their community.
As a Youth Advisory Board member you are looking to:
- Develop Great Leadership Skills: Cultivate and enhance your leadership abilities to inspire positive change within the East Orlando community.
- Work Well with Others: Collaborate effectively with fellow board members, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that encourages diverse perspectives and ideas.
- Be Willing to Learn: Embrace opportunities for personal and professional growth, continuously expanding your knowledge and skills to better serve the community.
- Adhere to Meeting Schedules: Commit to and actively participate in scheduled meetings, recognizing the importance of regular communication and collaboration in achieving our shared goals.
- Demonstrate Passion for Making a Difference: Channel your enthusiasm and commitment into tangible actions that contribute to the betterment of East Orlando, embodying a genuine passion for creating positive impacts.
- Communicate Effectively: Utilize strong communication skills to express ideas, advocate for youth needs, and engage with community members, fostering understanding and dialogue.
- Possess a Strong Sense of Collaboration: Work collaboratively with stakeholders, community members, and fellow board members, leveraging collective strengths to address challenges and create meaningful initiatives.
East Orlando Youth Advisory Board Experience
What you can expect
Empowerment and Increase Self-esteem: Gain confidence and empowerment as you discover and develop your unique leadership style, fostering a strong sense of self-esteem.
Personal and Professional Growth: Unlock a pathway to continuous personal and professional growth, honing skills that extend beyond your time on the board.
Amplifies Youth Voice
Influence Programs: Be the driving force behind change as you actively influence programs that directly impact the youth in East Orlando.
Networking and Mentorship: Connect with like-minded individuals, mentors, and community leaders, expanding your network and gaining valuable insights into various fields.
Civic Engagement and Active Citizenship
Letters of Recommendation: Earn commendation for your dedication and contributions, receiving letters of recommendation that highlight your impactful role in the community.
Resume-worthy Experience: Bolster your resume with hands-on experience in leadership, advocacy, and community engagement that stands out to future employers and educational institutions.
Enhanced Community Services
Long-term Community Development: Contribute to the long-term development of East Orlando, leaving a lasting impact on the community and setting the stage for a brighter future.
Inspiring Future Leaders: Inspire the next generation of leaders by actively participating in initiatives that lay the foundation for positive change