Youth Board Member Application

Applications should be currently attending a Blaine County School and be in grades 9-11.  The deadline to submit your application and letter of recommendation is April 15th.  You can email your letter of recommendation to  If you have any questions about the position or the process, please don't hesitate to call Mary Fauth at 788-7863.  Here's a description of the position:

Youth Advocate Position Requirements & Responsibilities

  • Serve a 13 month term to begin May 15 and end June 15
  • Currently be a Blaine County student in grades 9-11
  • Attends at least two-thirds of the regularly scheduled monthly board meetings, typically held the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
  • Attends monthly youth board member meetings, to be held the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
  • Gives or fundraises in an amount of personal significance, through donated product or services or by participating in a race effort as a Solemate
  • Volunteers for & willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly & on time
  • Stays informed about board matters, prepares her/himself well for meetings, and reviews & comments on minutes & reports
  • Responds promptly to email communications
  • Gets to know other board committee members and builds collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus
  • Stays connected with the program by attending at least one practice or another event with program participants each fall and spring season
  • Inform others about the organization
  • Follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies

Personal characteristics to consider:

The candidate’s individual values align with the core values of Girls on the Run:

  • Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making
  • Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness
  • Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions
  • Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health
  • Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent
  • Stand up for ourselves and others

The candidate has an ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually and in a group.

The candidate possesses the following traits: honesty, sensitivity to and respect for differing views, a friendly, responsive and patient approach, community-building skills, personal integrity, concern for the development of Girls on the Run, a sense of humor..

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