The Junior League of Pensacola is introducing its first-ever teen leadership board, the Spark Board, for young women in the 11th or 12th grade during the 2019-2020 school year in
Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.
The Spark Board is an application-based opportunity with 10 spots open to any high school junior or senior woman wanting to develop a community impact project, earn volunteer hours to apply for technical school or college scholarships, and gain leadership and soft skills that will help them prepare for future careers.
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.
Applications will be available June 1 – August 30, 2019.
The deadline for submitting your application for the 2019-2020 league year is 11:59 pm on August 31, 2019.
Candidates are encouraged to apply online, or mail or hand-deliver to the JULEP office at 2016 West Garden Street, Pensacola, FL 32502.
Interviews will take place the week of September 2nd. Applicants will be notified via email to sign up for an interview time. Interviews will last approximately 15-20 minutes.
Selectees will serve a one year term on the Spark Board from October 2019 to May 2020.
Applicants must have the signed consent of their parent/guardian to participate.
Members who successfully complete their year of service with the Spark Board may apply for a $1,000 JULEP scholarship.
For more information and to apply, visit SparkPensacola.com.
The Spark Board was initiated by the Research, Evaluation, and Development Committee (RED) of JULEP. RED’s role in the League is to assess the needs of the League both internally and externally and to develop a strategic plan for new projects, fundraisers, and initiatives. This committee will oversee the Spark Board curriculum.
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, organizing for effective community impact, as well as many 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 to working alongside JULEP members, the participants will have the benefit of interacting with other young women their age from across the community.
Laura Griffin, RED Committee Chair
Brooke Policicchio, Marketing and Communications Chair