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2022-23 LEADERSHIP APPLICATIONS

WHAT IS THE SLC?

The National Student Leadership Council (SLC) plays a major role in the nationwide success of SADD. Student members work directly with the national staff on new and continuing projects while maintaining active leadership roles within their own local chapters. Members of the SLC are often called upon to travel to conferences, media events and task force meetings to represent the national organization. Without exception, the members of the SLC are accomplished individuals who have demonstrated their commitment by reaching out to peers, friends, and younger students through SADD and other peer-support programs. Members are individuals who exemplify the SADD model of empowerment and caregiving through involvement in community service, especially in projects relating to substance abuse prevention, mobility safety, and personal health and safety.

In addition to establishing national representation for SADD, their goals include creating a system of grassroots communication to supply information to new and existing chapters and making recommendations to the SADD National Board of Directors for priorities and issues. Members are actively involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating the annual SADD National Conference and have the opportunity to present workshops at the conference.

SLC members serve one-year terms and are chosen through a competitive application process. Continue reading for more details, or click the button below to submit your application!

ROLE description

Student Leadership Members:

● Complete individual projects that advance the strategic vision of the organization.

● Speak publicly to the media, partners and at events and other functions on issues central to SADD’s mission.

● Provide the national organization with youth insight and perspective on strategic planning, programming, the national conference and other aspects of SADD operations.

● Serve as a role model for SADD students nationwide, setting a positive example of a responsible attitude, overall behavior and making choices appropriate to that of a student leader.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

● Attend the 2023 SADD National Conference in Washington, DC on July 1-8, 2023.

● Assist the SADD National Conference Committee in planning and implementing the national conference.

● Participate in two additional face-to-face meetings in the course of the year (October and February). The SADD National office will cover all meeting expenses. Students will be expected to miss up to three days of school for each meeting.

● Participate in mandatory monthly group conference calls to discuss projects in progress, current events, SADD policies, and proposed campaigns and activities.

● Participate in mandatory monthly one-on-one check in calls to discuss progress on individual projects

● Raise funds on behalf of the SADD National Office. Each year, the SADD National office invests $55,000 to launch and support the Student Leadership Councils. With support from the SADD National staff, students will be expected to raise $1,000 per member.

● Participate in quarterly webinar-based leadership trainings, hosted by SADD National staff.

● Develop and disseminate a teen driver safety contest in conjunction with SADD’s partners at The National Road Safety Foundation. This annual contest will be developed primarily at the fall meeting.

● Within ability, represent SADD National at conferences, meetings and public events.

● Speak with members of the press or public on questions related to SADD’s mission as requested and approved by SADD National.

CONSIDER THE

TEXTLESS LIVE MORE ENGAGEMENT BOARD!

The TextLess Live More Engagement Board is a great first introduction to national leadership with SADD! If you're not quite ready to take the plunge for the SLC, the TLLM EB may be a perfect fit for you! Click the button below to read more, and when you're ready, continue down this page for more information & to submit your application.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Eligibility

● Submit a completed online application by Monday, September 5th at 5:00 PM EST. You may apply for National President, SADD Student Leadership Council, TLLM Engagement Board, or a combination of those three.

● Create and submit a two minute video explaining your interest & supporting your application.

Be a current high school student.

● In good academic standing (no lower than a C average overall) and agree to maintain that good standing throughout their term of office.

● Applicants must be active SADD members in a registered SADD chapter.

● Be a positive role model of the “No Use” lifestyle, including alcohol, cannibas, and other drugs.

● Demonstrate personal commitment to SADD’s mission.

● Be proficient and willing to use social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, and Twitter.

● Be willing and able to speak publicly about SADD.

● Exhibit leadership qualities within your SADD chapter.

● Be able to work collaboratively with all types of people

● Willing to travel on their own by any means including planes, trains, buses, and cars.

● Prepared to meet all of the obligations detailed in the SADD Student Leadership Council Roles and Responsibilities.

● Applicants must submit three references, which SADD may contact. 

Other important considerations:

● Only one person per state will be selected to serve on the SLC. However, if a National President is chosen from a state, an SLC member from the same state may be chosen, as well. An additional person from each state will be chosen for the TLLM Engagement Board.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

● Submit a completed online application by Monday, September 5th at 5:00 PM EST.

● Be a current high school student and in good academic standing.

● Be a positive role model of the “No Use” lifestyle, including alcohol, marijuana and other drugs.

● Demonstrate personal commitment to SADD’s mission.

● Be proficient and willing to use social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

● Be willing and able to speak publicly about SADD.

● Exhibit leadership qualities within your SADD chapter.

● Be able to work collaboratively with all types of people

DEADLINE

SADD National must receive completed applications on or before Monday, September 5, 2022, at 5:00 PM EST. All applications will be submitted through the online application found below.

REVIEW & SELECTION

All completed applications for the SLC/EB are reviewed by a panel of leaders in youth substance abuse prevention, highway safety, youth leadership, and other related fields. The panel rates each application according to the criteria mentioned.

 

Top applicants will be expected to complete a twenty-minute phone interview, facilitated by SADD senior leadership and other designated staff members. Applications will then be reviewed at SADD National by a finalist review panel consisting of the current National President, the Chairman of the Board of Directors or their designee, and the CEO or their designee.

Please review the checklist below prior to beginning to complete the online application to ensure you have all the required items. SADD National must receive completed applications on or before Monday, September 5, 2022, at 5:00 PM EST. All applications will be submitted through the online application found below.

CHECKLIST

Each complete application must include the following items. Failure to include any piece of the application will result in the disqualification of the applicant. Additional materials will not be reviewed. Submissions must be electronic.

● Online Application Form

● Resume to include activities & accomplishments

● Answers to all short essay questions in application

● Unweighted current GPA

● Three references (Name & Contact Info)

● Parent/Guardian Signature

● YouTube Video Link

      ● 2 minutes to support your interest and application answers

SADD National reserves the right to strictly enforce all deadlines.

 

2022-23 APPLICATION

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If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Vermette at evermette@sadd.org.