The Sandbox – and the children and teens we serve – rely on the support of youth in our community. Youth are an integral part of what we do. Each year, we have opportunities for teens to be matched with Honorees and become a “buddy” to walk alongside them throughout the year. Youth can also gain community service experience, including fundraising and event support. See below for all of the exciting opportunities available to high school students.
Applications are live! Please read positions below before applying and know what you are applying for. All applicants will be given a position based on interview. The application is located at BOTTOM of this page!
Required Events for all Youth:
- Interview, Saturday March 10th
- Training, Saturday March 10th
- Kick Off, Thursday May 17th (not required)
- Meet & Greet, Tuesday June 5th
- Try On Day, Saturday July 14th
- Prom, Friday August 31st
Senior Youth Mentors
Senior Mentors have served as mentors with The Sandbox for more than two years. These students are committed to the mission of The Sandbox and its Honorees, and they have met fundraising goals. Senior Youth Mentors are selected through an application and interview process, and they are given training and support, with the responsibility of leading a team of Youth Mentors and Ambassadors. A Fundraising goal of $500 is set for each Senior Mentor. In addition to the required dates above Senior Mentors will need to attend a fundraising workshop, details listed below.
Additional Requirements for Senior Mentors-
Fundraising Workshop (must attend one):
- April 7th @ 9:00 AM at Rush Espresso in Ballantyne
- May 12th @ 3:00 PM at Rush Espresso in Ballantyne
- June 2nd @ 6:00 PM at Rush Espresso in Ballantyne
- June 30th @ 9:00 AM at Rush Espresso in Ballantyne
Youth Mentors are selected through an application and interview process and placed on teams designed to support their designated Honoree(s). Youth Mentors work under their Senior Mentor captain and will also provide guidance to Youth Ambassadors. Youth Mentors must attend training and The Sandbox events. A Fundraising goal of $500 is set for each Mentor.
Youth Ambassadors are selected through an application and interview process. They are a part of the team and charged with individual fundraising goals. Youth Ambassadors attend training’s and assist at key events. A Fundraising goal of $100 is set for each Youth Ambassador.
Youth Event Team
Youth involved on the Event Support team are new to The Sandbox. They provide support for the Senior Youth Mentor’s team at key events throughout the year. Event Team Youth attend training’s and assist in events. A Fundraising goal of $100 is set for each Event Team Youth.