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Warrior Chieftains Needed- Looking for Board Members

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Sumner Teen Center

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We lead the next generation of warriors, and the battle they face is the battle of the mind!

Growing trends in teen homelessness, unemployment, mental health struggles and even suicide have prompted us to study the root of the problem. Most of the time, it is a sense of hopelessness. Too many teens do not see their full potential. They are bullied and even programmed by society to think that they have no worth. These are future doctors, lawyers, caregivers, service, factory and skilled workers, and they are very valuable! There is no discrimination to hopelessness. When it gets really bad, they do not have the brain development to see the possibility of hope.

What is hope? To us, it is a sense of self, safety and community. This is where our warrior is found! In 2020 we are helping teens to find their inner warrior. WAR PAINT Whether for battle or celebration, the painted face of the warrior is unique to the individual. STC uses art as a means of self-expression, healing and fun. ARMOR The warrior's armor is designed for battle. It protects the warrior's weakest parts. The armor we build is that of confidence, skills and wit. TRIBE A warrior does not go into battle alone. He is supported by his tribe. They find a tribe here at STC. We are artists, gamers, actors, athletes and activists.
Be a part of the movement to change the way we teach the next generation...the generation that will take care of us one of these days! Board member responsibilities include:

  1. Efforts to interpret the organization's work and values to the community.
  2. Will represent the organization, and act as an ambassador.
  3. Will attend at least 70% of board meetings, including assigned committees.
  4. Will RSVP attendance for board meetings or board committee meetings at least one day in advance to either the Sumner Teen Center board president (for board meetings) or the committee chair (for committees to which assigned.)
  5. Will work diligently to insure funding or make an annual personal financial contribution.
  6. Will network staff together with personal /professional connections and resources to build support and contributions.
  7. Will actively participate in one or more fundraising events/ activities.
  8. Will act in the best interests of the organization, and excuse themselves from discussions and votes where they have a conflict of interest.
  9. Will stay informed about the activities and current issues at the Sumner Teen Center. Will ask questions and request information. Will participate in and take responsibility for making decisions on issues, policies and other board matters.
  10. Will work in good faith with staff and other board members as partners towards the achievement of Sumner Teen Center goals.
  11. Will serve on a minimum of one Board committee.
  12. Will participate in activities and recruitment to build and maintain a strong board.

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About Sumner Teen Center

Location:

976 Grassland Place, Gallatin, TN 37066, US

Mission Statement

The Sumner Teen Center is an innovative nonprofit agency providing a FREE, safe, nurturing community for high school teenagers in Sumner County, Tennessee. Our Center’s goal is to support parents and join with schools, businesses and professionals in community to encourage the transition of our teenagers into successful adults.

Description

We lead the next generation of warriors, and the battle they face is the battle of the mind!
Growing trends in teen homelessness, unemployment, mental health struggles and even suicide have prompted us to study the root of the problem. Most of the time, it is a sense of hopelessness. Too many teens do not see their full potential. They are bullied and even programmed by society to think that they have no worth. When it gets really bad, they do not have the brain development to see the possibility of hope.

We've learned that hope is a sense of self, safety and community. This is where our warrior is found! In 2020 we are helping teens to find their inner warrior. WAR PAINT Whether for battle or celebration, the painted face of the warrior is unique to the individual. STC uses art as a means of self-expression, healing and fun. ARMOR The warrior's armor is designed for battle. It protects the warrior's weakest parts. The armor we build is that of confidence, skills and wit. TRIBE A warrior does not go into battle alone. He is supported by his tribe. They find a tribe here at STC. We are artists, gamers, actors, athletes and activists.
Be a part of the movement to change the way we teach the next generation...the generation that will take care of us one of these days!

Arts & Culture
Board Development
Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

976 Grassland PlaceSumner Teen CenterGallatin, TN 37066

(36.36124,-86.49258)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • 7 out of 10 monthly meetings; volunteer at one event; volunteer to chaperone or lead a class with the students; committee responsibility to be determined.

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