YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

A Note to YAC Applicants


We are incredibly excited and grateful to be hosting our 2022 Summer Leadership Conference in person once again! While we certainly enjoyed spending time with you all both virtually in 2020 and in a hybrid format in 2021, we are planning to return to YMCA Camp Mason for our full conference of four nights and five days this August. While this is our current plan, it is important for us to acknowledge that things can change based on the world around us. We will do our best to keep you all informed of any possible changes to the conference if they do arise.

Members of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) are a vital part of the success of the Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute. YACs are individuals who have previously attended LMTI and serve as leaders and role models for current participants. YACs undergo an extensive interview, application, and training process to make them into the TI experts they are. So much of the success of LMTI depends on the youth staff. Each year we select individuals from throughout the state to serve as YACs.

Some responsibilities of a YAC include….

• Remaining alcohol, tobacco, and other drug free

• Appreciating and promoting diversity

• Promoting a drug free lifestyle to others

• Being a role model

• Assisting with group facilitation (Action Group and Process Group)

• Assisting with cabin chaperoning duties

• Representing your community and Action Group in a proper manner

• Undergoing 4 mandatory training sessions for preparation (two virtual, two in person)

• Attending all days of LMTI Summer Leadership Conference


***ALL participants (including YACs) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in the 2022 Summer Leadership Conference. Participants must also provide a negative COVID-19 test result prior to the start of camp (LMTI is happy to assist with free vaccine and testing resources). If you are not/cannot be vaccinated by the SLC, you can still be a YAC and participate during our virtual conference trainings, preparation and other components. 

STEP 1: Online Application

Fill out your online application by Sunday, March 20th @ 11:59pm.


STEP 2: Recommendation

Select an adult (can be your Advisor or someone else who is not part of your family) and provide them with a link to this referral form.


STEP 3: Consent Form

Have your parent/guardian fill out and sign the consent form.


STEP 4: Schedule Your Interview

All interviews will be conducted virtually on Saturday, April 9th via Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting upon completion of this application and selection for interview timeslot. Please sign up for a timeslot below using this the SignUpGenius link. If you are not available for any of the interview sign-ups, please email Corey at cdonetz@pipnj.org as soon as possible!


STEP 5: Photo

Email a picture of yourself to cdonetz@pipnj.org.

Subject Line – “YAC PHOTO– YOUR NAME”

This helps us remember who you are during our selection process!


STEP 6: Celebrate!

You did it!


Contact us if you have any questions!

COREY DONETZ

LMTI Senior Training Coordinator

CDonetz@pipnj.org