Expectations and How to Apply
Keep the Midlands Beautiful is currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Student Advisory Board and Student Advisory Board Leadership Council.
If you are currently in 8th - 11th grade, interested in the environment, enjoy community service, and are looking for activities for your next school year - read the information below. You may link to the application below or by clicking here. Then mark your calendar, or put a reminder in your phone, to submit your 2012-2013 Keep the Midlands Beautiful Student Advisory Board application. Applications for Student Advisory Board will be considered on an ongoing basis. Due Date extended to June 7, 2012 for Leadership Council. Applications for Student Advisory Board Leadership Council should be submitted no later than June 7, 2012.
Are you in high school? Do you want to help improve the community and the environment and have a great time doing it? The Keep the Midlands Beautiful Student Advisory Board (SAB) expands participation in beautification, waste reduction, recycling, and litter prevention activities among area high school students. Keep the Midlands Beautiful is seeking enthusiastic high school students from Richland and Lexington counties to participate in the 2012-2013 Student Advisory Board and the Student Advisory Board Leadership Council. Participating students will gain valuable leadership skills and community service experience.
There are two mandatory Saturday events — a workshop in fall 2012 and a gathering in spring 2013. All students accepted for the 2012-2013 Student Advisory Board and SAB Leadership Council are expected to attend both events.
Members of the Student Advisory Board are also expected to:
- participate in at least two Keep the Midlands Beautiful service projects (minimum of six volunteer service hours) between September 2012 and May 2013; and
- support and attend projects and events planned by the SAB Leadership Council.
Members of the Student Advisory Board Leadership Council must additionally:
- attend eight monthly SAB Leadership Council meetings beginning in August 2012;
- help plan speakers and content for the Fall 2012 Student Advisory Board workshop;
- develop, recruit volunteers, and implement at least one special group project; and
- help plan and host the 2013 Spring Student Advisory Board event
Note: After 2 unexcused absences, Leadership Council members will be removed from their position and replaced by an alternate.
All participants must secure their own transportation to and from all meetings and events.
How to Participate
Applications are required. Please submit the application form and required waiver to Keep the Midlands Beautiful. Students interested in applying for the twelve member Student Advisory Board Leadership Council should apply by May 7, 2012. Leadership Council applicants may be invited for an interview or phone interview. Students interested in applying for the larger Student Advisory Board will be considered on an ongoing basis. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance by email.
The 2012-2013 Student Advisory Board will be comprised of up to 60 students from Richland County School Districts 1 and 2, Lexington Districts 1-3, and Richland/Lexington District 5. The Leadership Council will be comprised of up to 12 students. All students will serve on the board for the 2012-2013 school year. Student Advisory Board and Student Advisory Board Leadership Council members will be selected on an individual basis; however, care will be taken to achieve a balance in the schools represented.
Please call (803) 733-1139 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The KMB Student Advisory Board is made possible through the support of