Teens on Boards

What is Teens on Board?

The Noble County Community Foundation Teens on Boards program is a program in which high school sophomores and juniors are trained to be board members on area non-profit boards.  The youth are trained in the art of volunteer services and how giving of their Time, Talent, and Treasure is an essential part of a non-profits success.

 

Any youth from Noble County high schools can participate in the Teens on Boards program.  Youth serve on non-profit boards in Noble County for up to two years.  Sometimes youth will continue to serve on their boards even after they graduate from high school.

 

This has proven to be a positive program for Noble County.  Youth are trained on various aspects of a board:

  • How to make a motion
  • Agendas
  • Overview of Robert’s Rules of Order

 

Intermediate goals

  • Youth that volunteer became active productive members of the non-profit organization they are serving
  • Non-Profit organizations benefit from the perspective of youth in regards to their organization needs

 

Long-Term Goals

  • Youth involved in philanthropy as a teen become adults involved in philanthropy
  • Since volunteering and community involvement is often learned generation to generation, future youth will have an example of community philanthropy and involvement to emulate

 

The participating organizations have found the training to be most beneficial from youth serving on their boards.  In some instances, the youth have been key players in helping or actually planning priority events for the organization.  Some organizations currently participating in the program are:  Albion Parks Department, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Central Noble Food Party, Cole Center Family YMCA, Common Grace, Community Initiatives, Drug Free Noble County, Freedom Academy, Junior Achievement, LEAP of Noble County, Life & Family Services, Noble County Public Library, Noble House, The Studio, and United Way of Noble County.

For more information contact margarita@noblecountycf.org or call the community foundation at 260-894-3335.