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Join the AMP Advisory Board! Now seeking candidates

AMP Global Youth is a youth-powered network that amplifies the story, voice and power of high school students through young professionals. Born out of a critical moment – the attacks on 9/11 – which saw our world changed forever, we walk the talk when it comes to building youth ability to understand and take action around the biggest global challenges facing us today.

Founded as Americans for Informed Democracy, our mission is to amplify the story, voice and power of global youth. Our vision is a peaceful, just and sustainable world shaped by the unique power, energy and creativity of youth.

We are growing quickly, and as such are expanding our Advisory Board to bring additional expertise, advice and champions onto our team. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone eager to contribute their energies and experiences to an organization on the move. Here’s the official position description:

The AMP Global Youth Advisory Board provides strategic advice to the organization. Advisory Board members contribute to the achievement of the AMP mission by ensuring we’re talking about relevant and timely global issues, using the best tactics and tools to reach our audience, and directing youth towards powerful ways to get involved. Board members agree to serve on the board for a one-year, renewable term.

Advisory Board tasks include:

  • Being champions of the network, enthusiastic about our vision, mission and audience.
  • Providing valuable support, connections, advice or guidance around strategy, reach, programming, technical tools, and more, specific to the Advisor’s experience. For example, the Advisor may agree to a one-hour call or meeting with the Director or staff once or twice/year, to share input and advice on programming, issues, and more.
  • Connecting AMP to new spaces, opportunities and supporters, based on Advisor’s experience.

In exchange, AMP will offer:

  • Ability to undertake a profound role in shaping the growth of our dynamic community and organization.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks on the AMP website, social media and materials.

Time commitment: estimated at 5 hours/year. Basically, you’ll take our call! 🙂 Advisory Board members serve a one-year term.

Process:

  • Interested candidates should contact us at opportunities@aidemocracy.org and share why they’re interested in the position.
  • Candidates will be reviewed, interviewed and chosen by the Board of Directors on an annual basis.

More about AMP!

AMP Global Youth is a youth-powered network that amplifies the story, voice and power of high school students through young professionals. Born out of a critical moment – the attacks on 9/11 – which saw our world changed forever, we walk the talk when it comes to building youth ability to understand and take action around the biggest global challenges facing us today.

Founded as Americans for Informed Democracy, our mission is to amplify the story, voice and power of global youth. Our vision is a peaceful, just and sustainable world shaped by the unique power, energy and creativity of youth.

AMP has reached well over 100,000 students and young professionals through conferences, training events and campaigns over the past 16 years, and we’re just getting started. We reach over 10,000 unique visitors/month through our website alone.

Our focus on global citizenship and preparing the next generation of young global leaders is more critical and attractive than ever before. Our programming has doubled in size most recently through the expansion in the number of students participating in our Global Scholar leadership incubator program over the last two years.

In 2018, over 100 youth completed intensive high-level training programs with AMP. 100% of our alumni would recommend Global Scholar to a friend, and here’s what one had to say about the experience:

“Global Scholar was a life-changing experience. We learned about many different global issues facing our generation, but we also learned about how the youth of today, as global citizens, can make a positive change in our world and actually work to put an end to these global issues. Being in DC and visiting embassies, NGOs, think-tanks, and others was not only exciting, but they showed us how diverse the field of international development really is. I never thought I could become so close with people over the span of two weeks, but I ended up meeting some of the most driven, curious, and friendly people ever! Global Scholar exceeded my expectations in every way, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.”

In recent years our main programming has included:

  • Global Scholar, our ongoing two-week residential global leadership accelerator for high school students
  • Culturama, a mobile game connecting youth in the US and Iran, funded by the US State Department
  • Frequencies, our monthly series focusing on values and mindsets of global citizenship
  • Action Lab, our popular skill-building program for young change-makers
  • Active Citizens in Action, our leadership accelerator for youth in the greater Washington, D.C. area led in partnership with the British Council’s Active Citizens program.

About AIDemocracy

Americans for Informed Democracy (AIDemocracy) is a 501 (c)(3) organization that relies on public donations to help our organization and keep our student-led programming focused on pressing global issues with timely events and activities. We'd love to see you make a donation or join out student network, and thank you in advance for doing so.

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