2021-2022 Youth Advisory Council Application

Thank you for your interest in joining the DC Health Youth Advisory Council (YAC). We look forward to reviewing your application for participation. Please complete this application by April 30, 2021. All information provided on the application will be kept confidential and used strictly for hiring purposes.  
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Kamil Quander and or Ms. LaShawn Robinson at DCHealthYAC@dc.gov  
Purpose of the YAC: 
•To provide a youth perspective on related health topics presented by the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Board.  
•Ensure activities of DC Health continue to meet the needs of young people in the District of Columbia. 
•To develop young leaders with critical thinking abilities who can share their knowledge and skills with the community. 
•To develop and lead projects that influence the positive development of their community and those who reside in it. 
 
Benefits to YAC members: 
•Members will be trained in a wide variety of topic areas including health promotion, prevention, advocacy, and program planning. 
•Members will gain invaluable professional experience and exposure to a range of professionals in public health, while aiding in the positive development of District youth. 
•Members will create and lead local advocacy efforts  
•Members will increase their knowledge of key public health policies and concepts. 
•Members will receive a travel voucher for each completed YAC activity.  
•Members will receive a stipend based upon attendance and participation. 
 
Requirements of YAC members: 
1. Applicants must be a 9th – 12th grade student, currently enrolled in a DC Public School or DC Public Charter School. 
2. Members must commit to 10 months with the option for a summer internship following the first year of service. 
3. Members must commit to a one-day orientation in August 2021. 
4. Members will meet every Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm for approximately 2 hours (additional hours may be required for projects, which may include up to 25 hours some months).
Application Checklist:
•Completed Youth Advisory Council (YAC) 2021 – 2022 application 
•Responses to four (4) short answer questions 
•Please complete application by April 30, 2021.  
 
If you have any specific questions, contact Kamil Quander at (202) 754-2387 or Ms. LaShawn Robinson at (202) 794 – 0858. General questions can be answered by emailing DCHealthYAC@dc.gov.  
 
Application Timeline: 
Round 1 – YAC Application Due: Friday, April 30, 2021 
Round 2 – YAC Interviews: May 2021 
Round 3 – YAC Acceptance Period: June 2021 
Round 4 – YAC Kickoff/Meet and Greet: July 2021 
Round 5 – YAC Orientation: August 2021

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* 1. Full Name (First name, Last name): 

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* 2. Home Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code):

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* 3. Age:

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* 4. Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) :

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* 5. What Ward do you live in? (Ward 1-8)

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* 6. Best method to reach you? 

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* 7. Contact Information

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* 8. Gender: 

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* 9. Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

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* 10. Name of School:

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* 11. This school is a ___________________________. 

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* 12. This coming fall I will be entering the __________________ grade.

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* 13. A trusted adult at your school whom you would like to serve as your YAC liaison.

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* 14. Parent/Guardian Information

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* 15. Interests and Hobbies:

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* 16. How did you hear about us?

Short Answer Questions 

Please help us get to know you by answering the following questions in 1-2 paragraphs. Remember, your answers are for the sole purpose of getting to know you and will not be used as an evaluation of your writing ability.

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* 17. Describe your strongest positive character trait and how you think this trait will serve the Youth Advisory Council?

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* 18. In your opinion, what are/is the greatest issue(s) facing young people in the District of Columbia today?

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* 19. If provided the resources to address the issue(s) identified above, how would you choose to address the issue(s)?

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* 20. How do you plan to take what you learn from the Youth Advisory Council back to your school?

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