Apply HERE for The Sandbox Youth Program.
Please see descriptions of positions below.
One of the critical components of our organization is our Youth Program. This program has been designed to motivate, educate and support youth in our area to serve within their own communities in ways that utilize their gifts and talents. Each year, The Sandbox intakes a new class of Youth who are required to complete an application, interview and receive training to walk alongside our Honorees, both on their day-to-day journey and leading up to Prom. The program is progressive and each year mentors can elevate through the program. It begins with our Event Youth and progresses to our Senior Youth Mentors. These Senior Youth Mentors not only CARRE for our Honorees they also lead their own team of youth.
The Youth program was established with the following objectives:
- Develop Empathy and compassion for others
- Build self-esteem and motivation
- Develop skills in commitment, social responsibility, creativity and critical thinking
- Become leaders by motivating and guiding other
Descriptions of Youth Positions:
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.
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 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 and assist in events. A Fundraising goal of $100 is set for each Event Team Youth.