Volunteer for the Advisory Team

The Lakota YouthStay (LYS) program is seeking interested parties to join the LYS Advisory Team. The LYS Advisory Team will consist of six to ten members. Members represent both Pine Ridge’s various districts and the greater Boston area. This is a volunteer, unpaid position with a one-year commitment that can be renewed. The Lakota YouthStay Advisory Team members will be asked to help ensure that the organization does the best work possible in pursuit of its goals. They are invested and believe in the purpose and the mission of the organization and will act responsibly and prudently as its steward and advocate.  The primary functions of the Advisory Team are:

  • to guide the development of the program in a culturally sensitive and honorable way to facilitate trust, understanding and respect between all Lakota YouthStay stake holders;
  • to introduce and promote the program on the reservation and in the greater Boston area;
  • to assist with providing information to interested youth, hosts, families and others;
  • to assist with recruiting, vetting and guiding youth and local hosts through the application process;
  • to assist with preparing youth and host families for program participation;
  • to assist with travel and program arrangements;
  • to assist with pre/post-trip youth and family get-togethers
  • to assist with pre/post-trip surveys for youth and families and program  improvement initiatives
  • to organize, lead and/or participate in Lakota YouthStay fundraising activities throughout the year

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