2nd Annual Teen Leadership Summit! June 17-20: Pasadena, CA
The HFSC Teen Leadership Summit offers eligible High School participants a leadership experience through a one-year commitment which includes one week at the HFSC office (June 17-20, 2018), participation in HCC’s 2019 Future Leaders program in Sacramento, and concludes with the NHF Washington Days 2019 advocacy trip. Leaders will also be allowed to volunteer and engage in multiple public speaking opportunities at 2 or more HFSC events throughout the year.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Have an inherited bleeding disorder (factor deficiency such a hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease, platelet disorder).
- Be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in the 2018-2019 school year. Priority will be given to those entering 12th grade.
- Reside in an HFSC service area county (Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Riverside, Inyo, San Bernardino, Kern).
- Complete an application by the May 15, 2018 11:59PM deadline including the following:
- Statement of Interest
- Current School Transcript
- One Letter of Recommendation
- Waiver and Release of Liability Form
- Media Release Form
- Upon acceptance to the program, applicants will be required to:
- Fill out and return to HFSC the Registration Form and Parental Consent Form.
- Apply to HCC Future Leader’s Program 2018
- Fundraise at least $200 toward the NHF Washington Days 2019 Trip
- Commit to at volunteering at least twice at 2018 HFSC events.
Teens who are actively involved with HFSC or are entering 12th Grade will be given priority.
Join us for an extraordinary program teaching leadership, empowerment, and advocacy for High School Students. The Teen Leadership Summit will be located at the HFSC office in Pasadena, CA. Participants will work together on an important state project. In addition, participants will receive advocacy training, career training including pubic speaking, interviewing and resume writing skills, visit a local Hemophilia Treatment Center, and publish an article in our newsletter,HemophiliACTION.
For the in-office training, all expenses will be paid and participants will be housed in a hotel in Pasadena, located 1 mile from the HFSC office. A chaperone will stay at the hotel with the participants. Participant must be able to self-administer all medication on-site as no medical staff will be present. For the HCC Future Leaders event, participants will be expected to apply and be accepted per HCC’s specifications. For the NHF Washington Days event, participants will be expected to contribute $200 toward travel expenses to Washington, DC (which can be accomplished through fundraising).
This highly competitive program is limited to only 8 teens. Accepted applicants can expect to receive a letter of recommendation and volunteer hours from the Executive Director with successful completion of the program.