National Student Advisory Council
The Work2BeWell National Student Advisory Council is a group of teens dedicated to the Work2BeWell program and its vision of empowering teens to thrive through access to mental health resources, authentic connections with peers and educators and digital platforms for resiliency. The NSAC is committed to making mental health a top priority in schools and communities across the nation through Access, Education and Activation. The council is composed of approximately 20-25 teens from a variety of backgrounds, schools and states who have a passion for the W2BW vision. NSAC students are selected through a nomination, application, or interview process. The council is organized into three teams based on interest and passion to support and provide input to the W2BW Vision. Each team will have student leads – the leads will make up the key leadership for that year’s council and serve as liaisons to the program team. Each team will be paired with a Work2BeWell Mentor.
ACCESS TEAM: Work2BeWell, in partnership with Providence, provides free, clinically vetted mental health resources and curriculum modules to educators, students and parents through our digital platforms.
EDUCATION TEAM: Through curriculum, conferences, mental health events and special trainings, Work2BeWell equips educators, teens and parents to take the Work2BeWell movement into their own communities.
ACTIVATION TEAM: Work2BeWell aims to activate students, educators and parents to focus on local change through awareness, advocacy and engagement.
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Team leaders will be expected to attend at least one virtual meeting a week. All council members will be expected to attend at least one virtual all team meeting a month, as well as an additional meeting with their smaller specialized team. Roughly 6-12 hours a month can be expected for this NSAC commitment, we expect responsiveness on email, joining virtual meetings, collaboration on a variety of tools and resources. Initiative, advocacy, time management, communication, commitment and being proactive are key traits to fit this role. Learn more of our expectation here.
Once joining the NSAC, students will receive training on mental health first aid, as well as leadership, project development and team building. This opportunity is for teens dedicated to breaking the stigma around mental health and making impactful change in their schools and beyond.
Supervision and support to this group will be provided by dedicated educators and mental health professionals.
June 16th, 2021 – Application Open
August 16th, 2021 – Application Due 5pm PST (8pm EST)
Week of September 6th to September 10th , 2021 – Notifications will be sent out
September 23rd , 2021 – NSAC Meeting: Casual Relationship Building / Get to know you
October 5th, 2021 – Official Kickoff NSAC Meeting