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Girls Advisory Team

 
​Are you a passionate high school  student who is looking to share your voice?

Are you ready to be a leader in our community?

Come and join the Girls' Advisory Team!

Work with girls like YOU to improve the current status of women and girls in Santa Clara County.
 

   Applications are now open for GAT 2020.

The Girls Advisory Team is a group of up to 25 diverse and dynamic high school students from throughout Santa Clara County who receive valuable leadership training from the Office of Women’s Policy to expand their civic engagement and impact local public policy for the advancement of women and girls.  The seven months of training includes networking opportunities and workshops provided by county departments, community-based organizations, and business sector.  The team’s experience culminates in the development and implementation of the annual Strong Girls, Strong Women Conference in March.
 
Students will:
  • Learn how to apply a gender lens to local policy and programs; 
  • Network with elected officials and leaders from various county departments, including the Division of Equity and Social Justice, and professionals in various fields of interest;
  • Plan and implement the annual Strong Girls, Strong Women Conference
  • Identify and implement a service-learning project.  
Application Process:
  • As part of the Division of Equity and Social Justice, the Office of Women’s Policy encourages students of diverse backgrounds, including immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, and other under-represented communities who have lacked access to mainstream leadership opportunities, to apply.
  • Interested high school students should submit an online application by June 30, 2019.  
  • Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a phone interview between July 8th and July 19th. 
  • Applicants will be notified of the results no later than July 26th.  
  • Link to application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GAT2020  
Selection Process:
Our goal is to create a team that is representative of the county and is diverse across socio-economic status, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, interests and lived experience.
 
Members will be selected based on the following criteria:
  • Be a high school student (grades 9-12) who lives AND studies in Santa Clara County;
  • Interested in becoming an active leader for issues related to gender;
  • Committed to attending and fully participating in monthly meetings;
  • Contribute to the diversity across socio-economic status, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and lived experience.
Responsibilities of Team Members:  
  • Attend and fully participate in monthly meetings (2-4 hours each) between August and March;
  • Assist with the development and outreach of the annual Strong Girls, Strong Women Conference in March and assist with outreach; 
  • Identify and participate in the service-learning project.
Last updated: 6/10/2019 3:50 PM