Dear Parent or Student, Thank you for your interest in American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project Teen Advisory Council. Our Teen Advisors will be a select group of teens between the ages of 13-19 who will make a valuable contribution to ASAP in every area and gain a unique non-profit experience. This select group of teens will spend one year or more assisting ASAP through our Teen Advisory Council.
Our Teen Council will start in June 2021.
All applicants must be current students between the ages of 13-19. If selected, Teen Advisors will attend scheduled meetings (zoom) and be an active participant in at least one activity or event yearly. The group together will come up with one fundraiser/awareness event. They will have a page as a group in our ASAP Connections (Newsletter). They will provide input to the ASAP Board of Directors and attend a Board of Directors meeting. They will have an opportunity to participate in the conference if they meet the Teen Council’s requirements.
Interested parties should request an application package. Materials included in this package must be filled out and returned to ASAP by Monday, May 3rd, 2021. Please note, two people unrelated to your teen will need to fill out the enclosed recommendation form and return it as part of the application packet. One reference should be from a school teacher, advisor, coach, guidance counselor, or other community leaders. References must be 21 years of age or older and non-family members. After all the forms are received, we will contact your teen to schedule an interview. We will select participants for the program based on his/her qualifications and personal interview. We will notify applicants of their acceptance on or before Wednesday, June 30th, 2021. Once accepted into the program, the next step for any new Teen Advisor will be to attend one mandatory orientation. We are excited to offer this opportunity to allow your input in helping ASAP fulfill our mission statement, “To Improve the lives of persons affected by syringomyelia, Chiari malformation, and related disorders while we find a cure. “
Your input will benefit everyone in our community now and in the future. ASAP wants to hear your voice! You are the future.
Sincerely, Patrice R. Schaublin, Executive Director American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project
PO Box 1586 Longview, TX 75606-1586
www.ASAP.org 585-747-9651 cell 903-236-7079 main office