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JOIN THE 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 YWC Club. Applications to serve on the YWC are accepted year-round [due in April], and successful applicants are appointed in May each year.

COUNCIL

CONTACT: RACHAEL STEIDL

YWC COUNCIL APPLICATION

We welcome you to apply at any time for the 2019-2020 school year (DUE APRIL 10 2019). The application should be completed by the student applying. It is an opportunity for us to get to know you. We will review applicants in April 2019. Applicants will be called in for a short interview and acceptance notification will be appointed by May each year.

We are looking for outgoing, motivated, friendly and committed students who are interested in serving in a leadership role on their high school campus Youth Wellness Connection Club.

Incoming freshman, sophomore, juniors & seniors can apply that are attending the schools that currently have a YWC Club [SB, SM, DP, Carp, Alta Vista].  **You can also apply if you are at Anacapa, Bishop or Laguna Blanca. Must be between the age of 14-18 years for the upcoming year. Attending YWC Council monthly meetings is a requirement. Make sure you can attend those listed on the YWC Calendar. If you are selected, students and parents will be asked to sign a  Commitment Statement & Photo Release.

Contact us if you have any questions about the process.

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WHY JOIN • BENEFITS & COMMITMENT

YWC COUNCIL APPLICATION >

education & leadership skills...

  • Council members learn about current issues and community resources.
  • Council members participate in team building exercises that build character, improve communication, and reduce prejudice and stigma around mental health.
  • Council members gain leadership tools that include planning, facilitating, public speaking, program planning, evaluation and group decision-making.

support campus outreach with youth wellness connection clubs...

  • Council members design campus campaigns and activities for their high schools.
  • Council members serve as officers in the YWC Clubs at their high schools.
  • Council members recruit students for the campus clubs.
  • YWC Clubs conduct monthly wellness campaigns and events on campus in collaboration with other clubs and campus resources.

community outreach...

  • YWC Council serves as an advisory board to the Youth Mental Wellness Coalition to provide a student voice.
  • Create social media platforms [@wcclubs ] to educate and reduce stigma around mental health.

earn community service hours & a stipend...

  • Students receive a $275 stipend for their full participation in recognition of their time commitment to both the monthly trainings and club campaign preparation.
  • Students also receive community service hours for community outreach, and running their campus clubs.

1 year commitment...

  • Serve 12 months as active YWC Council member [May 2018-May 2019]
  • Attend monthly YWC Council trainings typically held on Sat or Sun.  
    View calendar: wcclubs.org/calendar/wc
  • Serve as a YWC Club Ambassador for a min of 2 years.  
  • Attend club lunch meetings, promote campaigns
  • Students & Parents are invited to attend a 1 day Mental Health 1st Aid Training.

COUNCIL ROLE • CLUB AMBASSADORS

YWC Clubs are campus-based and open to all students.

YWC Club meetings are an opportunity to make connections, destress, participate in campus leadership, earn volunteer hours, and make a difference in changing your campus culture.

YWC Club ambassadors are upstanders that raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health by promoting self-care, positive stress management, and kindness through connection, prevention, education & outreach activities! YWC Clubs conduct monthly wellness campaigns and events on campus in collaboration with other clubs and campus resources.


YOUTH WELLNESS CONNECTION •  COUNCIL MEMBERS

The YWC Council is a high school leadership program of the Mental Wellness Center that educates, empowers and engages students. We bring together up to 50 students each year from local high schools to serve as officers & ambassadors in the YWC Clubs on their campuses.

  • Council members learn about current issues and community resources.
  • Council members participate in team building exercises that build character, improve communication, and reduce prejudice and stigma around mental health.
  • Council members recruit members for their campus clubs.
  • Council members design campus campaigns and activities. They gain leadership tools that include planning, facilitating, public speaking, program planning, evaluation and group decision-making.
  • Council serves as an advisory board to the Youth Mental Wellness Coalition to provide a student voice.
  • Council members serve as officers in the YWC Clubs at their high schools.
  • Club ambassadors are upstanders that raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health by promoting self-care and kindness through connection, prevention, education & outreach activities!
  • YWC Clubs conduct monthly wellness campaigns and events on campus in collaboration with other clubs and campus resources.

CAMPAIGNS & OUTREACH

Our Club Ambassadors are promoting mental wellness & erasing stigma by advocating awareness, silencing shame, embracing imperfection, reducing stress, inspiring laughter through connection, prevention, education, and outreach!

Each month our club focuses on themes that highlight mental health issues and encourage self-care. We promote our campaigns on campus, through social media, and in the community.

JOIN US...

  • All students are welcome to join us! We meet at Lunch 2-4x/month.
  • We are working to create connections & inspire hope!
  • Learn to be a leader through fun team building exercises. Participate in our social media campaigns, create videos & PSA’s, and photo campaigns.
  • Earn Volunteer Hours, join the annual 5K Walk, help with our monthly campaigns and lunch activities for the school.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2017-2018 COUNCIL & CLUB ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 24 Students  ____Parents certified in Mental Health First Aid.
  • Monthly Campaigns at CHS, DPHS, SBHS, & SMHS which included bringing therapy dogs on campus during finals week.
  • Community Outreach included...Participated in Out of the Darkness walk
  • Participated in 13 Reasons Why Community Dialogues
  • Participated in [2] Let's Talk About Suicide Film Screening and Q&A
  • Participated in Community Service Fairs on Campus
  • Participated in CADA Town Hall Meeting

YWC MEMBERS • 2018-2019

TBD

YWC MEMBERS • 2017-2018

Alani Gonzalez, CARP
Ally Mintzer, DPHS
Alexandria Marx, SMHS
Anna Artiaga, CARP
Elias Mochel, CARP
Emeli Silva, CARP
Emily Steidl, SMHS
Emma Grabenstetter, SMHS
Erik Mack, SMHS
Hannah Boss, MC
Hunter Hawkins, MC
Ian Young, DPHS
Kalissa Flint, DPHS
Katie Firestone, SBHS
Lily Pieramici, SBHS
Lucy Mowers, SMHS
Megan Cervera, CARP
Meghan Downing, SMHS
Miranda Ball, SMHS
Shane Reno, CARP
Will Mundell, SMHS