Application Criteria (Deadline: Dec. 18)
8-10 Wartburg students will be selected to serve as Youth Leader Mentors (YLMs) for the High School Leadership Institute. Current 1st-3rd year Wartburg students are encouraged to complete the application materials and submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-352-8446.
Mentors will receive:
• A $400 stipend• Room and board for the week-long summer workshop• ½ credit for completing the Youth Leadership Mentor Seminar (LS 315)• A unique applied leadership opportunity
Applications must include and will be ranked based on the following criteria:
• Resume with focus on experience working with high school students• Letter of recommendation from an individual who can testify to the applicant’s ability to work with adolescent youth• Letter of recommendation from a Wartburg faculty or staff member• Student essay (1-2 pages) identifying: why the applicant would be a good mentor in this program, the potential value to the applicant of participating in this program• Application form (coming soon)All YLMs will enroll in a ½ credit training program (LS 315) during the second 7 weeks of Winter Term, explicitly designed to help them develop their full potential to serve as mentors to high school students who will participate in the High School Leadership Institute. Successful completion of the training program will be a requisite for participating as a YLM, and the top candidates will be offered positions as YLMs.
Note: The applicant’s academic profile will also be considered as an indicator for the probability of success.