The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council is expanding for 2018 by adding 10 new young ocean leaders from around the world! Applications are due by 1 December 2017.
The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council helps to expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day, on 8 June, and year-round. Council members are instrumental in helping shape the development of World Oceans Day as it grows, providing new and unique perspectives, ideas, and recommendations.
The Advisory Council is made up of a group of youth, ages 16-22. In order to reach a more global audience, each member represents their home country. Created in 2016, the inaugural Council had 11 members, each representing a different country. For 2018, we will double the size of the Council and seek out youth in a wider range of countries.
We will also be appointing junior and senior representatives if two members come from the same country. The senior representative will be the member who has been on the Council the longest or the older member if two members are selected from the same country in one year. The senior representatives will also serve as mentors to the newer Council members.
To apply you must be between the ages of 16 and 22, able to make at least a two-year commitment, including approximately 5-10 hours per month to Council activities and have a passion for the ocean!
o Commit to a 2 or 3-year term on the Council (or until the Council member is 22
o Dedicate approximately 5-10 hours per month to Council activities (please note this time could increase prior to 8 June, and decrease in the months following World Oceans Day)
o Attend at least 2 out of 4 quarterly online meetings
Application Deadline: December 1st 2017
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