What is Teen Council?
The A+J Patient Advocacy Teen Council is an opportunity for junior advocates to gain skills and knowledge, share their stories, and design content to share with the teen population at-large.
How much time does it take?
All Council members must commit to participating for the duration of one school year term, September 1 to May 31. The Council will have monthly, virtual meetings and members will also participate in any projects they create. The total estimated time commitment over a single term is 12 hours.
what do I get for participating?
Council members will learn new skills, practice sharing their stories while building confidence, meet other teens across the country, create content that will help other patients, and earn volunteer hours.
what are the requirements for teen council members?
Individuals who wish to participate on the Teen Council must:
- Be age 13-19
- Be diagnosed with a medical/mental health condition, or is the sibling or child of someone with such a diagnosis
- Be interested in health advocacy and sharing their story
- Have their own email account and be able to respond within 2 business days
- Have a device to attend monthly, virtual meetings and work on projects
- Have a parent/guardian complete the permission if under 18
I’m in! how do I apply?
Please complete the form linked below to apply for a position on the Teen Council. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian will need to complete the permission form. If you have any questions, please email us before submitting your application.
Permission Form – to be completed by parent/guardian
Application Form – to be completed by teen