Global Visionaries Advanced Leadership Program Application 2019-2020


Thank you for your interest in joining the Global Visionaries Advanced Leadership Program (ALP). Empowering leadership through youth led awareness and community engagement 


Dear Applicants, as part of the Advanced Leadership Program you will have the unique opportunity to engage with next year's first-year participants and inspire them to be the change they wish to see locally and abroad. Do you want to help them get involved in activism? Learn more about themselves? Or perhaps guide them through a similar if not better GV experience than your own?


Once accepted into this program, your journey will involve cultivating relationships with each first year participant and your respective team members so that they can make a difference, not just in Guatemala but also in the greater local community. Are you ready? Great! We can't wait to have you on the team. Please read the instructions and additional content fully while you apply.

Thanks!

 Instructions


The application takes about 45 minutes to complete and cannot be saved, so please complete the entire application in one sitting. Be sure to hit the submit button at the end.


Prepare for the application by having the following information available beforehand:

  • All relevant contact information for applicant 
  • Family financial information

 

Additional Steps: Please make sure you follow all three steps!

  1. For all New Applicants and Returning ALP applying to be a Junior Leader, schedule an interview with Elizabeth Caldart or Mia Stroutsos. E-mail programs@global-visionaries.org or call (206) 322-9448 ext. 107 or 108. 
  2. Elizabeth or Mia will contact a parent/guardian to confirm applicant’s application. 
  3. Submit a $25 deposit. Once accepted into the program, this deposit will go towards your program costs. If you are not accepted you will be reimbursed. Please include "ALP deposit for (your name)" in the comments section. 

Interview, Deposit and Application Deadlines:

 

Returning ALP: May 24, 2019

Spring: May 24, 2019

Summer: August 23, 2019

June Intensive: August 23, 2019

August Intensive: August 23, 2019 

 

ALL ITEMS NEED TO BE COMPLETED BY YOUR DEADLINE!

This includes scheduling the in-person interview and submitting the $25 deposit.

 

Questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Caldart or Mia Stroutsos at 

programs@global-visionaries.org or (206) 322-9448 ext. 107 or 108 with any questions.

Thank you!


Advanced Leadership Program Mission:


To advance and sustain Global Visionaries' programs dedicated to social and environmental justice through youth leadership, education, and community.


 

Responsibilities & Expectations


1. Attendance and Active Participation 

  • Attendance, punctuality, and active participation is mandatory for all ALP activities, including: Team Meetings, Enrichment, Consciousness, and Opportunity Days (E.C.O. Days), and the ALP Retreat. If applicable to your team/role: Retreats and Culture Nights for First Year Program, GV Fundraising Events (e.g. Auction), and external opportunities.
  • If you demonstrate a pattern of being late and/or absent, you will need to meet with GV staff to review and evaluate your membership on the ALP. There are no "unexcused absences." Since GV is a youth-run organization--for youth and by youth, it can only function with your consistent presence and leadership. The GV community is not complete and whole without you!

2. Communication

  • All members are required to read and respond (as applicable) to all communications from GV. You must alert GV Staff AT LEAST 24 HOURS in advance if you are going to miss a meeting. If a meeting is missed, it is the responsibility of that member to coordinate a make-up.
  • Methods of communication include: phone calls, e-mails, and text messages via the Remind app.

 

3. Integrity, Ethics, and Conduct

  • Meetings are a space for positive, active engagement. You are expected to come to all meetings with a positive attitude and a readiness to participate and contribute. Please keep meetings inclusive, gossip free, and substance free.  Gossip, disrespect, and substance use is grounds for removal.
  • Continue to be an aware and active leader of social and environmental justice and a supportive peer mentor for the first year participants. 
  • You are all representatives of Global Visionaries. Refrain from misconduct that will reflect poorly on the integrity of the organization.
  • Dating between GV first year participants and ALP members is not allowed unless it is pre-existing and must be declared publicly to GV staff and ALP peers.

 

Advanced Leadership Program Opportunities  


For the 2019-20 program year we will be restructuring our First Year Program. Some of these changes will also affect the Advanced Leadership Program. 

*Please be advised of the following changes to the Advanced Leadership Program*

1. Team Meetings will be changed from once a week to *once every other week*

2. Culture Night & Junior Leader teams will be combined into one team. The (new) Junior Leader team members will be responsible for facilitating culture nights, pre-immersion workshops, and helping organize First Year Program volunteer days, along with returning to Guatemala on an immersion. We will also be increasing the amount of Junior Leaders per trip from 3 to 6. 


BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Preference given to returning ALP members and rising Juniors.


Description: Members of the Board of Directors will serve a two year term, assisting in Global Visionaries’ governance, development, and representation within the community. These leaders serve as a bridge for their peers in ALP and adult colleagues on the board. Members inform each party about what's happening behind the scenes in order to develop a stronger culture of philanthropy, and ultimately a growing and sustainable organization. Board of Directors for the 2019-20 program year will also have a focus on community outreach and engagement and/or GV program structure improvement. 


Roles include: 

  • Attend monthly board meetings

  • Participate on board committees

  • Attend monthly youth board meetings

  • Participate in E.C.O. Days

  • Attend the ALP retreat

  • Support GV recruitment efforts

  • Volunteer at GV fundraising events.


Board Meeting Times: The Board of Directors meets once a month from 6:30pm-8:30pm (Required). Youth members of the board will meet once monthly in addition to this meeting at a time agreed upon by the group.

 

JUNIOR LEADERS (JL & CNL teams combined for 2019-20)

Preference given to returning ALP members and/or Seniors. 


Description: Junior Leaders will guide and co-mentor first-year participants through the Spring, Summer, or Intensive program in Seattle and on the immersion to Guatemala. 

Starting in the 2019-20 program year:

Junior Leaders will also facilitate conversations at Culture Nights and Pre-Immersion Workshops around environmental justice and sustainability, team building, fundraising, social justice, cultural awareness, and reverse culture shock. They will also help organize & participate in First Year program Volunteer Days. 


Roles include: 

  • Participate in team meetings

  • Participate in first-year events (retreats and/or 3-day Intensive Workshop, pre-departure meeting, immersion to Guatemala, volunteer events, post-trip potluck/storytelling party)

  • Attend three trip leader trainings

  • Participate in E.C.O. Days

  • Attend the ALP Retreat 

  • Support GV recruitment efforts

  • Volunteer at GV fundraising events.


Junior Leader Meeting Times: Once every other week (Wednesday) for 2 hours


 

PRO-JUSTICE TEAM


Description: Members prepare and facilitate social justice workshops for the Seattle community and first-year participants, as well as facilitate diversity workshops for first-year participants during the pre-trip retreat. Aside from facilitating workshops for first-years members, members also continue to learn about specific issues that address social justice and get involved in local efforts. 


Roles include: 

Participate in team meetings 

Facilitate first-year pre-trip retreats and/or 3-day Intensive Workshop 

Participate in E.C.O. Days 

Attend the ALP Retreat

Support GV recruitment efforts

Volunteer at GV fundraising events.


Pro-Justice Meeting Times: Once every other week (Tuesday or Thursday) for 2 hours

YOUTH IN ACTION


Description: Members will explore topics around social and environmental justice through engaging in community organizing, service work, and more across Seattle. As youth leaders, members will have the opportunity to create a yearlong organizing campaign around an issue of their choice. Through learning about issues they are passionate about and partnering with local Seattle organizations and movements, the Youth in Action team will create change locally. 


Roles include: 

Participate in team meetings

Participate in service and community events 

Participate in E.C.O. Days

Attend the ALP Retreat

Support GV recruitment efforts

Volunteer at GV fundraising events.

 


Youth in Action Meeting Times: Once every other week (Tuesday or Thursday) for 2 hours

ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: TEAM LEADER

Each team will have one to two appointed Team Leaders

This person has strong leadership and communication skills, is dedicated to the mission of GV and is highly responsible and driven. This person will support weekly meetings and the development of the team, and can expect to participate an additional 4 hours per month.  

ALP Wide Events

Every ALP member is expected to participate in the following events:


  • ALP Retreat:  September 13-14, 2019
  • Information Nights (2):  ALP Members attend these evening recruitment events to share their experience with prospective first year participants. Each member will attend two of the information nights taking place in September and October. Specific dates and details will be provided at the Retreat. 
  • Enrichment, Consciousness, and Opportunity (E.C.O.) Days: TBD. These events are opportunities to learn about environmental and social justice issues, as well as learn about organizations working in Seattle. These events will also support ALP members' public speaking and facilitation skill development. 
  • Phone Banks (2):  September-October. ALP participants call potential first-year applicants to tell them about GV. These phone banks take 3 hours and occur on Sunday evenings. 
  • School Presentations (2):  All ALP members are required to assist with recruiting presentations at their schools and one additional school.  
  • Group Field Trips: These are not mandatory events but opportunities for participants to learn more about local activism in Seattle. 
  • Fundraising Events: We need support from students and families in breakfast, auction, and additional small scale events for First Year and ALP Program and the Scholarship fund.

Advanced Leadership Program Costs

Below is information regarding estimated program costs for the Advanced Leadership Program. All scholarships estimations are first dependent on organizational funding, and then provided to ALP participants based on family income and household size. GV is committed to making this program attainable, regardless of financial circumstances.

Please contact our program staff to discuss your needs, even if you feel that you may not qualify for scholarship.
ALP Program Costs 2020

Advanced Leadership Program JUNIOR LEADER Costs

There are additional costs associated with Junior Leaders. Since they will be traveling to Guatemala, these fees cover airfare, homestay, food, language classes, and in country travel. Below are the estimated program costs for Junior Leaders. All scholarships estimations are first dependent on organizational funding, and then provided to ALP participants based on family income and household size.


Junior Leaders are required to pay for the Advanced Leadership Program, plus their Junior Leader costs. GV has limited scholarships available for returning travelers. While we will do everything we can to meet the needs of our applicants, we cannot guarantee a specific amount of scholarship.

 

Please contact our program staff to discuss your needs, even if you feel that you may not qualify for scholarship.
ALP Cost JL 2019-20

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If you will be applying for financial aid and have your household's financial documents ready for submission, you may upload them below. 

Signature Page

As an ALP Member, I commit to: 

  • Leadership and Integrity with my word and commitments- I will uphold my commitments through the entire year, and understand that first-year families (GV participants and their parents/guardians) and GV staff rely on me to deliver the program effectively and support our community.
  • Recruiting & Creating an Outstanding First Year Program- During September and October, I will work with staff to recruit excellent first-year participants by doing presentations in schools and information nights, making phone calls to interested candidates, performing interviews, providing input in selection, and acceptance calls. This requires me to be in communication with GV staff to get my weekly recruiting assignments and carrying out those assignments over the week.
  • Philanthropy (“Selfless-Paying-It-Forward”)- I will support the ALP Program’s endeavors for raising scholarship funds and commitment to ensure that the first-year groups have as many low-income youth as middle/high-income youth as possible 
  • Fees- I understand that program fees are based on sliding scale just like the first-year program fees. This is to enable youth from all income levels to participate.
  • Communicate-I will be in touch with GV staff at least 24 hours in advance, if I must make up a meeting.  I will communicate and be responsible for “two-way communication” (confirming commitments when requested, RSVP-ing, etc.). No exceptions.
  • Social Justice-I will maintain an active personal commitment to bring about social justice in our local and global community.
  • Actively Reduce Eco-Footprint-I will make concrete commitments to reduce my water and energy use as well as reduce my ecological footprint and consumption.
  • Protect Confidentiality-I will read and sign the CONFIDENTIALITY SECTION.
  • Live the ALP Code of Ethics
BY TYPING YOUR NAME BELOW AND ELECTRONICALLY PROVIDING YOUR SIGNATURE TO GLOBAL VISIONARIES, YOU ARE CONFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE CAREFULLY READ THROUGH THIS APPLICATION AND ARE AWARE OF ALL THE ADVANCED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM COMMITMENTS AND COSTS. 

Parent Permission and Recommendations:
Parents/Guardians: I recommend my child for the Global Visionaries Advanced Leadership Program. 

I also understand that I will be receiving a call from a GV staff member to confirm that I am aware of my child's application and interest in participating in the Advanced Leadership Program. 

BY TYPING YOUR NAME BELOW AND ELECTRONICALLY PROVIDING YOUR SIGNATURE TO GLOBAL VISIONARIES, THE PARENTS AND/OR GUARDIANS INTEND TO CREATE A BINDING DOCUMENT AS IF IT IS AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT CONTAINING HANDWRITTEN SIGNATURES.