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Join the 2022-23 EHC and Youth Program Council

At the LightHouse, we take great pride in having a strong community filled with many wonderful people. To help us provide the best programs for our community, we seek guidance from our EHC and Youth Program Council to help us shape programs and activities that youth who are blind or have low vision need and want. In addition to viable feedback, the Youth Council will provide additional leadership opportunities and trainings throughout the year. For additional information about the duties and responsibilities of a Youth Council Member and how to apply, see details below:

What are the benefits of serving as a member of the EHC and Youth Program Council?

  • Organizationally recognized and documented volunteer hours for council meetings, trainings, and leadership roles
  • Opportunities to practice skills in public speaking, leadership, and team management
  • Learn the goals and objectives of program design for LightHouse Youth Programs and Enchanted Hills Camp
  • Earn LightHouse swag pack (items will be determined and distributed at the end of the service year)

What are we asking of the members of the EHC and Youth Program Council?

  • Attend and participate in our monthly EHC and Youth Program Council meetings
  • Provide feedback, new ideas or make LightHouse aware of other activities that other blind and low vision youth might enjoy or benefit from
  • Support LightHouse and EHC programs by volunteering 10 hours of your time during Youth Programs in one of the below roles:
    • Direct program support
    • Recruitment and speaking engagements
    • Promotional support (photos, stories, social media posts)
  • Take part in rotating leadership roles during the council monthly meetings including chairperson and notetaker
  • Attend LightHouse trainings
    • Volunteer Orientation (if you have not done so in the past)
    • LightHouse public Board of Directors meeting (next one on November 3)

How does one become an EHC and Youth Program Council member?

  • To qualify you must be:
    • A student who is blind or has low vision
    • Between the ages of 16 and 25
    • Has previously participated in a LightHouse or EHC program
  • To apply send an email no later than August 31 to youth@LightHouse-sf.org with the following:
    • Cover letter or a statement of interest, addressing why you wish to be a member of the EHC and Youth Program Council
    • Contact information for one of the following references:
      • Teacher, TVI, or O&M specialist
      • LightHouse Staff member, YES Academy Summer Mentor, or EHC Camp Counselor
      • A former or current member of EHC and Youth Program Council

If you have any questions about the EHC and LightHouse Youth Program Council, please email youth@LightHouse-sf.org