Big Ocean Youth Delegation

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Announcing Open Applications for the 2018 Big Ocean Youth Delegation! 

 
Participants have an exciting opportunity to represent Big Ocean Women locally and internationally. If accepted as a delegation member, youth will be expected to participate in monthly trainings, learn Big Ocean philosophy, and practice leading in a cottage, as preparation for attending the March 2018 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations in New York City.  Attending CSW is an incredible chance to lend your voice as you interact with concerned youth and leaders from all over the world and represent Big Ocean philosophies.  Your influence is needed there, and we invite you to join with us!

 

Application Requirements

What:

Become a Big Ocean Youth Delegate and join us at the United Nations Commission on the status of Women in March 2018.

Who: 

Teen girls in the USA ages 16-19 (*with special considerations for mature 14-15 year-olds).
Must be a member of a local or virtual Big Ocean cottage.
Must have firm understanding of Big Ocean philosophy as outlined HERE.
 

When:

October 15. Application Deadline
October 20. Qualified Candidate Interviews via video or in-person meeting
October 31. Final Candidates selected
November 2017-Oct. 2018. Monthly video conference training for selected delegates
March 14-22. NYC trip to CSW. Days may be adjusted as needed.
 
After reviewing application information, we will select some candidates for an in-person or video chat interview. Finalists may be asked to submit a video as well.
 

Where:

Applicants must be US residents. 
Monthly video conference trainings require a device with webcam and internet connection.
Youth will travel to New York City for CSW March 14-22. Days may be adjusted as needed.

Cost:

$1,500 for all-inclusive NYC trip
Funds for trip to be earned/fundraised by each participating youth. 
Some scholarships may be available. 
Three payments of $500 each are due November 10, January 10, and March 10.

Additional Requirements and Expectations:

Help Big Ocean grow through social media as well as through public speaking opportunities.
Receive training to run a cottage, then start a youth cottage in your area or virtually after CSW.
Produce one creative video about a Big Ocean tenet.
Write one blog article and include photos.
Given a deadline, create memes advertising your video and blog article social media.

Interested in joining us?

Fill out the online application below.
Write a 500 word essay on this topic: "Share an example of the Model of Powerful Impact in your life. How has it inspired you?"
Submit 2 letters of recommendation.
Email the letters of recommendation and essay to bigoceanwomen@gmail.com.