Youth Wellness Council

ABOUT

The Youth Wellness Council [YWC] is a high school leadership program of the Mental Wellness Center that educates, empowers and engages students. The YWC is facilitated by the Wellness Connection Club Coordinator, past YWC council members and SBCC Peer Educators.

  • The YWC meets monthly to participate in team building exercises that build character, improve communication, and reduce prejudice and stigma around mental health.
  • The YWC students works with the SBCC WC leadership students to plan the activities for the Wellness Connection Clubs on the secondary school campuses.
  • YWC students develop leadership tools that include planning, facilitating, public speaking, program planning, evaluation and group decision-making.
  • YWC students learn about current mental health issues and resources in our community.
  • YWC students serve as officers in the Wellness Connection Clubs at their high schools. YWC conduct student health and wellness campaigns and events on campus. They participate in student outreach and education in collaboration with other clubs and agencies.
  • YWC students provide input and feedback to the Mental Health Matters Education team that implements the high school curriculum.

COMMITMENT

  • Serve 15 months as active YWC [April 2017-May 2018]
  • Serve additional 4 months as support to incoming YWC [Aug-Oct 2018]
  • Serve as a Wellness Connection Club Ambassador for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Attend all YWC meetings and trainings. Approximately 1 meeting or training per month outside of school. View calendar.

BENEFITS

  • Students have the option to receive a $300 stipend or community service hours for their full participation in recognition of their time commitment. Additional hours will receive community service.  They do need to demonstrate full participation for the whole term in order to receive the stipend.

YWC CALENDAR

AUGUST 2017

  • YWC Mtg, Club Launch
    & Training Workshop

    DATE: Sat, Aug 26
    TIME: 9:30am-5:30pm
    WHO: incoming & current YWC
    & club ambassadors

OCT 2017

  • YWC Mtg & team building 
    DATE: Sun, Oct 1 or Oct 8
    TIME: 4:30-6:30pm
    WHO: current YWC
  • MWC Luncheon
    DATE: Wed, Oct 18
    TIME: 11:30am-1pm
    WHO: current YWC

NOV 2017

  • YWC Mtg
    & Training Workshop

    DATE: Sat, Nov 4
    TIME: 9:30am-2:30pm
    WHO: current YWC

DEC 2017

  • YWC Mtg & team building 
    DATE: Sun, Dec 3
    TIME: 4:30-6:30pm
    WHO: current YWC

JAN 2018

  • YWC Mtg
    & Training Workshop

    DATE: Sat, Jan 6
    TIME: 9:30am-2:30pm
    WHO: current YWC

FEB 2018

  • YWC Mtg & team building 
    DATE: Sun, Feb 4
    TIME: 4:30-6:30pm
    WHO: current YWC

MARCH 2018

  • YWC Mtg & team building 
    DATE: Sun, March 4
    TIME: 4:30-6:30pm
    WHO: current YWC
  • YWC RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS DUE!

APRIL 2018

  • YWC Mtg & team building 
    DATE: Sun, April 8
    TIME: 4:30-6:30pm
    WHO: current YWC

MAY 2018

  • Wrap-up YWC mtg, leader transition & team building 
    DATE: Sun, May 6
    TIME: 4:30-6:30pm
    WHO: incoming & current YWC
  • Mental Wellness Center 5K ??
    DATE: Fri, May 4 ?
    TIME: 4pm-7pm
    WHO: incoming & current YWC

AUGUST/SEPT 2018

  • YWC Mtg, Club Launch
    & Training Workshop

    DATE: Sat, Aug 26
    TIME: 9:30am-5:30pm
    WHO: incoming & current YWC
    & club ambassadors

OCT 2018

  • YWC Mtg & team building 
    DATE: TBD
    TIME: 4:30-6:30pm
    WHO: incoming & current YWC

JOIN YWC! 2017-18 APPLICATION

  • DUE BY JUNE 8, 2017  [date change in 2018: April 1]
  • Acceptance letters will be sent out by June 25, 2017.
  • Application should be completed by the student applying.
  • Applicants may be called in for a short interview.
  • If you are selected, students and parents will be asked to sign a  Commitment Statement & Photo Release.
  • Questions? Contact coordinator@wcclubs.org

REQUIREMENTS

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017-18 Youth Wellness Council. We are looking for outgoing, motivated, friendly and committed students who are interested in serving in a leadership role on their high school campus Wellness Connection Club.

  • Incoming freshman, sophomore, and juniors [& middle college seniors] can apply that are attending the schools that currently have a Wellness Connection Club [SB, SM, DP, Carp, Middle College].
  • Must be between the age of 14-18 years for the upcoming year.
  • Attending YWC meetings & trainings is a requirement. Make sure you can attend those listed on the YWC Calendar.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.