Teen Board’s Mission Statement
“Teens providing school clothes to children in Wake County with dignity and love.”
What is the Teen Board?
Note in the Pocket’s Teen Board consists of thirty Wake County students in grades 9-12 who serve from June - May and participate in monthly meetings from September through May. Mentors will provide them with insight about the functions and demands of running a nonprofit organization, help them to develop and hone their leadership skills, and provide guidance and support in their efforts implement projects that will improve the lives of children throughout Wake County.
What is the goal of the program?
The purpose of the Teen Board is to:
- Encourage students who have a passion and heart for serving to become more active in local community service.
- Develop community leaders.
- Support Note in the Pocket’s mission and program to meet the needs of Wake County students.
What is required of participants?
Teen Board members will be expected to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours over the summer and attend regularly scheduled meetings during the school year. Members can volunteer both on and off-site and participate in fundraising projects throughout the year, culminating in the spring with team participation in the Note in the Pocket Socks & Undie 5K Rundie. There are opportunities to continue service to NITP and to refine 21st Century Leadership Skills.
What are the benefits of the program?
- Learn about the functions and demands of running a nonprofit organization
- Develop and hone leadership skills
- Provide guidance and support in their efforts implement projects that will improve the lives of children throughout Wake County
- Develop community awareness
- Engage donors
- Increase community partnerships
- Nurture a heart for service
- “Board of Directors 101” training to develop leadership skills
- Workshops on leadership, communication and volunteerism at Note in the Pocket to increase their passion for community service
- Fundraising to make a difference in our local community
- Project management through teamwork
- Basic nonprofit operations
- Fun with peer Teen Board members
Our hope is that the Teen Board members will carry these skills with them in the future as they continue to serve and improve our community.
How do you join?
Applications are available from March 15-April 30 each spring, and invitations are received by June 1. Two Reference Forms are required and must be received by May 31. One reference must be from a current teacher.
Please note that five of the thirty seats are reserved for returning Teen Board members who wish to reapply for subsequent years.