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Spark Board Overview

The Junior League of Pensacola (JULEP) is excited to recruit the 1st annual Spark Board,
selecting high school junior and senior female leaders in our community to serve a one-year term
(October 2019 – May 2020). The Spark Board provides a foundation of volunteerism and offers
the opportunity for Spark Board members to gain an understanding of the impact JULEP has on
the Pensacola community, with the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 JULEP Scholarship. As a
member of the Spark Board, young women will learn what it takes to become a leader in our
community and work directly with Junior League of Pensacola members and today’s community
leaders. Through this training, Spark Board members will learn leadership skills, professionalism,
self-esteem, as well as other valuable skills. Spark Board members will have opportunities to
volunteer at key JULEP events and projects throughout the community, as well as develop a
philanthropic project for JULEP to execute. In addition, the participants will have the benefit of
interacting with other young women their age from across the community.

JULEP Overview
JULEP was established in 1956 by a group of visionary women committed to serving the
community in a volunteer capacity. Today, JULEP has nearly 450 diverse members, both active
and sustaining, and remains committed to developing the potential of women as leaders and
volunteers in charitable causes that improve our local community. JULEP and the Association of
Junior Leagues International reach out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who
demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.

RED Committee Overview


The Spark Board was initiated by the Research and Development Committee (RED) of JULEP.
RED’s role in the League is to assess the needs of the League both internally and externally and
to develop a strategic plan for new projects, fundraisers, and initiatives. This committee will
oversee the Spark Board curriculum.

JULEP Mission
The Junior League of Pensacola, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting
voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the
effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and
charitable.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement


The Junior League of Pensacola welcomes all women who value our mission. We are committed
to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND TIMELINE
Thank you for your interest in the 2019-2020 JULEP Spark Board. Please carefully review the
expectations, criteria, and commitment to the Spark Board, and complete the application below.

Applications are due August 31, 2019. All applications will be reviewed by JULEP members.

Interviews will take place the week of September 2nd. Applicants will be notified via email to sign
up for an interview time. Interviews will last approximately 15-20 minutes.

What to Expect from Spark Board

1. Gain valuable volunteer training


2. Earn volunteer hours to showcase on college and scholarship applications
3. Interact with other high school women from across the community
4. Grow and develop as a leader and volunteer
5. Gain experience developing a philanthropic project

Criteria

Applicants must be:


1. In the 11th or 12th grade during the 2019-2020 school year and attend a school in
Escambia, or Santa Rosa County, or be home-schooled as an Escambia, or Santa Rosa
County resident;
2. Recommendation from school administrators or other community leaders as having
leadership potential (teachers, administrators, coaches, instructors, faith leaders,
employers, etc.) Strongly encouraged;
3. Interested in learning more about volunteer and leadership opportunities in the community;
4. Interested in applying the skills gained in Spark Board training in the community;
5. Positive and enthusiastic about networking with other local high school teens;
6. Willing to make the time commitment necessary to gain a meaningful experience as a
Spark Board member; and
7. Willing to actively participate in meetings and activities.

Applicants must have:


1. The signed consent of their parent/guardian to participate; and
2. The signed consent of their parent/guardian for the Spark Board waiver, if selected.

Both signed consent forms are included at the end of the document.
Commitment to Spark Board
The Spark Board requires a level of commitment and dedication from each selected member in
order to provide a successful and meaningful experience. Please note the following
commitments:
● Members are expected to participate in all Spark Board events and activities unless they
have communicated with the RED Chairs and been excused from an event.
● Attendance required for all 7 monthly Spark Board meetings.
● Spark Board members commit to a minimum of 8 volunteer hours through the Spark
Board’s community service project(s) and/or JULEP volunteer shifts that will be offered
throughout the year outside of the regularly scheduled Spark Board meetings and
project(s).
● Participate in the development of a philanthropic project with a peer group.

Application
The 2019-20 Spark Board application is available on the JULEP website:
https://www.juniorleagueofpensacola.org/spark/

Please note the online application must be completed in its entirety at one time. Applicants
cannot go back to work on a portion of the application and complete it later. With this in mind, it is
recommended you review the application questions and prepare your answers in a separate
document and then copy/paste your answers into the application form when you are ready to
apply. You can view the application before completing it as many times as you need to.

The application will request the following information:


1. Personal, parent/guardian, and emergency contact information.
2. Short-answer questions related to your interest, past experience, current involvement and
future goals.
3. Request for a letter of reference to be emailed to red@juniorleagueofpensacola.org, which
must be received by the application date (August 31, 2019).
4. Upload the waiver signed by your parent/guardian within the application OR email the
signed waiver to red@juniorleagueofpensacola.org by the application date (August 31,
2019)
5. Signature of applicant (write your name in to serve as signature)

Questions?
If you have any questions or concerns about the application process or the Spark Board, please
send an email to red@juniorleagueofpensacola.org.
Participation Agreement & Waiver

Participation Agreement:
By signing the below, I affirm that all of my information is true and I indicate that I understand the
requirements of the Spark Board. If selected, I will dedicate the time and energy necessary to create a
meaningful experience for all Spark Board members while upholding the highest of standard. I
understand attendance at Spark Board events is mandatory unless I have received prior excuse from
the event from the RED Chairs. I understand that the information provided by the person writing the
reference on my behalf will be kept confidential and will not be divulged to me at any time.

Applicant Signature:

As the legal parent or guardian of this applicant, I provide consent for my child to apply for the 2019-
2020 Spark Board.

Parent/Guardian Signature:

Spark Board Waiver:


I grant to the Junior League of Pensacola, its representative, volunteers and employees the right to take
photographs of me and my property in connection with Spark Board Activities. I authorize Junior League
of Pensacola, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or
electronically. I agree that Junior League of Pensacola may use such photographs of me, with or without
my name and for any lawful purpose, including, for example, publicity illustration, advertising and Web
content.

I grant permission to the Junior League of Pensacola to share my contact information with other Spark
Board members, Junior League RED committee members, and Junior League Spark Board mentors.
Contact information will only be shared with Junior League members directly working with the Spark
Board, as well as with other Spark Board members to allow for coordination of meetings and events.

I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the Spark Board activities (such as
physical activity), and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself, and further release and
discharge the Junior League of Pensacola for injury, loss, or damage that might occur during the
activities.

I have read and understand the above:

Applicant Printed Name: Date:

Applicant Signature:

Parent/Guardian Printed Name: Date:

Parent/Guardian Signature:
Spark Board Application 2019-2020
The Junior League of Pensacola (JULEP) is excited to recruit the 1st Annual Spark Board, selecting
high school junior and senior female leaders in our community to serve a one-year term (September
2019 – May 2020).
Please review the information packet on the JULEP website for information about Spark Board prior
to completing this application: (insert link here)

The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload les
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* Required

Email Address *

Your answer

Applicant Information

First & Last Name *

Your answer

Preferred Name

Your answer

Date of Birth * *
MM DD YYYY

/ / 2019

Home Address (Street, Apt/Unit #, City, State, Zip) *

Your answer

Preferred Phone Number *

Your answer

High School Name *

Your answer

Grade Level for the 2019-20 School Year *

11th Grade

12th Grade

Unweighted GPA *

Your answer

Do you need volunteer hours for graduation or scholarships? *

Yes

No

If you answered Yes, how many hours do you need?

Your answer

T-Shirt Size *

XS

XL

XXL

Race/Ethnicity:

Your answer

Parent/Guardian Information

Parent/Guardian First & Last Name *

Your answer

Parent/Guardian Address *

Your answer

Parent/Guardian Preferred Phone Number *

Your answer

Parent/Guardian Email Address *

Your answer

Parent/Guardian First & Last Name

Your answer

Parent/Guardian Address

Your answer

Parent/Guardian Preferred Phone Number

Your answer

Parent/Guardian Email Address

Your answer

Emergency Contact

If we are unable to reach your parent(s)/guardians(s) in case of emergency, please provide


an additional emergency contact.

Emergency Contact First & Last Name

Your answer

Emergency Contact Address

Your answer

Emergency Contact Preferred Phone Number

Your answer

Emergency Contact Email Address

Your answer

Application Questions

Why are you interested in participating in the 2019-2020 JULEP


Spark Board? *
Your answer

What assets would you bring by participating in the 2019-2020


JULEP Spark Board and why should you be selected to represent
your school and/or community to serve on the JULEP Spark
Board this year? *
Your answer

What skills are you seeking to gain in this volunteer training and
leadership experience? *
Your answer

Name a person you know personally who serves as your role


model and explain why they inspire you. *
Your answer

What issue or cause would you like Spark Board to address at a


monthly training meeting and explain why it is important? *
Your answer

What are your long-term goals after completion of high school? *


Your answer

Please list all current extracurricular activities and organizations


in which you participate and are anticipating participating in the
next school year. *
Your answer

How did you hear about the JULEP Spark Board? *


High school guidance counselor, principal or teacher

JULEP Active or Sustaining Member

Parent, guardian or other adult

JULEP Website

Social Media

Other:

Have you ever received any suspension or been expelled from


school? Answering 'Yes' will not necessarily prevent you from
being selected to the Spark Board. *

Yes

No

If you answered yes to the previous question, please explain.


Your answer

Letter Of Reference

Please con rm that you understand the letter of reference


requirement. *

Yes, I understand a letter of reference is required.

Participation Agreement & Waiver

Applicant Name (to serve as signature) *

Your answer

How will you transmit the signed participation agreement &


waiver? *

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By email to spark@juniorleagueofpensacola.org

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