Neighborhood House Seeking Students for Youth Board

Opportunity for Students to Gain Leadership Skills on Neighborhood House Executive Youth Board

Youth Leadership Opportunity from Rochester Area Neighborhood House

Current Executive Youth Leadership Board

Neighborhood House is officially accepting applications from high school students in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Addison Township, Auburn Hills, and surrounding communities to apply for their Executive Youth Board. These students plan events, raise awareness, and are junior ambassadors for the organization. For those on the board, there is an opportunity to apply for a performance-based scholarship. Julia Payne, a senior at Rochester High School and current Executive Youth Board member, said, “Neighborhood House has given me the opportunity to work with the community and shape me as I grow into a young professional.” Not only is this opportunity a way for students to develop their leadership skills, but also to be known in the community as an aspiring young professional.

Neighborhood House is a non-profit agency who collaborates with the community and other social service providers to help those neighbors in financial crisis towards self-sustainability. They assist families and individuals in crisis move toward long-term success through rent and utility financial assistance, food, clothing, counseling, a bike program, transportation services, educational classes such as financial education, budgeting help, job coaching, resume building, parenting classes and computer literacy skills training.

Neighborhood House is seeking applicants from all high schools in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Addison Township, Auburn Hills and surrounding communities. This program has offered youth leadership positions in our community since 2008. Students will serve on the board for one year starting in June 2019 and ending in June 2020. Throughout this program, students will gain leadership, fund development, time management, planning, and communication skills to help prepare them for college and future jobs.

Each year one board member is appointed as the chair of the board. This student acts as the direct contact between the students and Neighborhood House. They are the facilitator for each meeting and keep the board up to date with ongoing projects. “I didn’t think I would have so many moments of surprise while being President. I’m so thankful for all the people that I have met through Neighborhood House. They made me realize that there is always someone to help and that no deed is too small to contribute to the community,” said current president of the Executive Youth Board, SuJin Lee.

Apply for the Executive Youth Board. Neighborhood House is accepting applications until April 26. For any questions, contact Nicole Feidner at events@ranh.org or call 248-651-5836.

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