Spark Board Overview
The Junior League of Pensacola (JULEP) is excited to recruit the 3rd annual Spark Board, selecting high school junior and senior female leaders in our community to serve a one-year term (September 2021 – May 2022). The Spark Board provides a foundation of volunteerism and offers the opportunity for Spark Board members to gain an understanding of the impact JULEP has on the Pensacola community, with the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 JULEP Scholarship. As a member of the Spark Board, young women will learn what it takes to become a leader in our community and work directly with Junior League of Pensacola members and today’s community leaders. Through this training, Spark Board members will learn leadership skills, professionalism, self-esteem, as well as other valuable skills. Spark Board members will have opportunities to volunteer at key JULEP events and projects throughout the community, as well as develop a philanthropic project for JULEP to execute. In addition, the participants will have the benefit of interacting with other young women their age from across the community.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND TIMELINE
Thank you for your interest in the 2021-2022 JULEP Spark Board. Please carefully review the expectations, criteria, and commitment to the Spark Board, and complete the application below.
Applications are due August 31, 2021. All applications will be reviewed by JULEP members.
Interviews will take place tentatively on the week of September 6th. Applicants will be notified via email to sign up for an interview time. Interviews will last approximately 15-20 minutes.
What to Expect from Spark Board
- Gain valuable volunteer training
- Earn volunteer hours to showcase on college and scholarship applications
- Interact with other high school women from across the community
- Grow and develop as a leader and volunteer
- Gain experience developing a philanthropic project
Applicants must be:
- In the 11th or 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year and attend a school in Escambia, or Santa Rosa County, or be home-schooled as an Escambia, or Santa Rosa County resident;
- Recommendation from school administrators or other community leaders as having leadership potential (teachers, administrators, coaches, instructors, faith leaders, employers, etc.) Strongly encouraged;
- Interested in learning more about volunteer and leadership opportunities in the community;
- Interested in applying the skills gained in Spark Board training in the community;
- Positive and enthusiastic about networking with other local high school teens;
- Willing to make the time commitment necessary to gain a meaningful experience as a Spark Board member; and
- Willing to actively participate in meetings and activities.
Applicants must have:
- The signed consent of their parent/guardian to participate; and
- The signed consent of their parent/guardian for the Spark Board waiver, if selected.
Commitment to Spark Board
The Spark Board requires a level of commitment and dedication from each selected member in order to provide a successful and meaningful experience. Please note the following commitments:
- Members are expected to participate in all Spark Board events and activities unless they have communicated with the RED Chairs and been excused from an event.
- Attendance required for all 7 monthly Spark Board meetings.
- Spark Board members commit to a minimum of 8 volunteer hours through the Spark Board’s community service project(s) and/or JULEP volunteer shifts that will be offered throughout the year outside of the regularly scheduled Spark Board meetings and project(s).
- Participate in the development of a philanthropic project with a peer group.
If you have any questions or concerns about the application process or the Spark Board, please send an email to [email protected].