15 forever youth advisory committee 2016 2017



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15 forever youth advisory committee


2016 - 2017
Youth Civic Engagement, Leadership, and Grantmaking Program
of The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County

The 15 Forever Program is a youth civic engagement, leadership, and grantmaking program. The intention of 15 Forever is to address the needs and concerns of Boulder County youth from a youth perspective. Each year 15 Forever will grant $15,000 in grants to programs focused on the youth of Boulder County.


As a member of the 15 Forever Youth Advisory Committee, you will . . .

  • Gain direct volunteer and philanthropic experience in the community

  • Partner with students from different schools to make a difference

  • Develop leadership skills

  • Learn about youth needs and assets in your community

  • Make decisions about grants that impact youth

  • Increase your opportunities for personal growth

  • Meet new friends and have fun!


To join 15 Forever, you must . . .

  • Be at least 15 years old

  • Be a Boulder County resident

  • Have a desire to make a positive impact

  • Commit at least one year of your time and attend regularly scheduled meetings

* 8-10 regular meetings in Boulder and Longmont

* One full-day retreat in September

* Occasional sub-committee/review meetings


For more information about this and our other grant committees, please contact

Elvira Ramos at Elvira@commfound.org or 303-442-0436 x 111



15 Forever Youth Advisory Committee

2016 - 2017 Application

Application Deadline: Monday, August 22, 2016
Name
Address (with zip code)
Email Address Age
Parent Email Address

Cell Phone Home Phone


Name of school (if any) you’ll attend 2016-17 year:
Birth Date Grade 2016-17:
Recommendation — Please include a recommendation with your application, as described in the attached form. You can submit the recommendation with your application, or the person writing it can send it in separately.

And please be specific as you answer these questions!
1. Why do you want to be a 15 Forever Youth Leader?


2. What issues or problems do you think youth face in Boulder County? What do you think can be done about these issues or problems?


3. What are you passionate about? What do you like to do in your free time?


4. Tell us about your experience in community service?




5. What specific activities do you plan to be involved in during this school year? When do they take place?


6. What specific qualities or perspectives would you bring to the group? How?




-------------- Please read and sign the following. A parent/guardian signature is required. ---------------

I understand that if I become a member of the 15 Forever Youth Advisory Committee, I will be responsible for participating 6-10 hours per month from September to May. This includes a half-day retreat in September, regular meetings, and occasional after-school, evening, or weekend activities.


Applicant Signature & Date Parent/Guardian Signature & Date


Please return by email, fax or mail:

The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County · Attn: Elvira Ramos

1123 Spruce Street · Boulder, CO 80302 · Elvira@commfound.org· fax: 303-442-1221

DEADLINE: Monday, August 22, 2016

I give permission for The Community Foundation to use my image in marketing and outreach materials (e.g., website, ads, media, postcard book, portfolio, etc.).


Participant’s Name: _________________________________




Pline 13arent/Guardian Signature:

Dline 16ate:

Please contact Gretchen Minekime at The Community Foundation with any questions:


303-442-0436 x 107.

Thank you!




15 Forever Youth Leader

2016-2017 Application
Recommendation Form
To the applicant

Fill out this form and give it to someone who knows you well. A good source for a recommendation is a teacher, school counselor or program leader. Recommendations are due by Monday, August 22, 2016.


Applicant Name:
To the recommender

The 15 Forever Program is a youth civic engagement, leadership, and grantmaking program of The Community Foundation. The intention of the 15 Forever Fund is to address the needs and concerns of Boulder County youth from a youth perspective. Each year, the 15 Forever Youth Advisory Committee grants $15,000 to agencies and programs focused on the youth of Boulder County.


The applicant named above has chosen you to write a letter of recommendation on his or her behalf. On another sheet of paper, with this form attached, please explain the following:


  • Your relationship to the applicant;

  • Highlight his/her potential or realized leadership skills and experience

  • Characterize his/her commitment to community.


Please mail, email, or fax your recommendation letter to the contact listed at the bottom of this page by August 22nd, 2016.

Name of Reference:


Relationship to Applicant:
Signature: Date:

Please return by email, fax or mail:

The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County · Attn: Elvira Ramos



1123 Spruce Street · Boulder, CO 80302 · Elvira@commfound.org· fax: 303-442-1221


DEADLINE: Monday, August 22, 2016



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