Generation Innovation‘s County Alumni Boards are a great way to utilize your talent to support local schools. Furthermore, our alumni board consists of 10 to 15 volunteers working together to support the young entrepreneurs and leaders at schools in their assigned county. Additionally, we try to match alumni members to boards in a county they live or work in. Also, the members serve as guides for programming that supports the youth in our programs. However, it is also a chance to step outside of your comfort zone and build new skills while taking on a role you may be new to. Nonetheless, we need your support to support the local community!
What are the roles?
We have a variety of roles that alumni can take on to support youth. Each role works together as a team to support the staff, youth association district administration, and student membership for their programs. However, the youth are in the driver’s seat at all times throughout the experience but our alumni serve as guardrails to support their growth and entrepreneurial spirit. The roles you can take on to support the youth are:
- County Alumni Board Chair
- Advocacy Coordinator
- Communications Coordinator
- Community Service Coordinator
- Event Coordinator
- Fundraising Coordinator
- Internship Coordinator
- Marketing Coordinator
- Membership Coordinator
- Young Alumni Coordinator
What’s the time commitment?
Our county alumni boards are designed to be flexible. The amount of time you spend is what you decide you have the capacity to invest. However, the committee does meet at least once per month. All members of the committee are expected to attend at least one meeting per month. Furthermore, most alumni who feel successful in their role and like they are contributing spend 4 to 7 hours a month outside of the meeting on tasks relevant to their role. Nonetheless, the committee’s assigned alumni coordinator will work with you so you feel like you’re providing value and gaining value.
How do I get started?
You’ve made a wonderful and very important decision in joining your local county alumni board Before you start, think about and identify your own interests and needs. Being connected with a committee that you’re excited to work with and comfortable with can require some thought and time. However, the good news is that there are committees for everyone. To help you decide your focus, ask yourself the following questions:
- What time commitment can I make?
- What types of activities interest me?
- Would I like to serve in a role I have experience in or try something new?
- Do I want to work with a committee near my work or near my home?
- Are there spots available on the committee I’m interested in?
Join A County Alumni Board
Registration opens August 1, 2020