ArtsWestchester’s Young Adult Leadership Council
ArtsWestchester’s Young Adult Leadership Council is a career and college readiness program for youth ages 16-22 that provides a youth voice to our education programs. Council members meet twice monthly at ArtsWestchester’s gallery, in downtown White Plains, to plan, evaluate, attend, promote, and develop ArtsWestchester teen programs including our current Teen Tuesday & Thursday program. Professional teaching artists and ArtsWestchester’s education staff lead workshops that help build public speaking and writing skills, as well as provide an understanding of the cultural arts in Westchester County.
Youth must apply for the program and undergo an interview with ArtsWestchester staff. Applications are accepted on a rolling deadline through September 30th. Once accepted to the program, youth meet 16 times total (typically two times monthly) from October to May. The Council comprises of about 20 young adults annually divided into a Junior Council of high school students and Senior Council of college students. Council members can serve as a member multiple years, for a maximum of 3 years.
A $500 stipend will be provided to cover the costs associated with transportation to ArtsWestchester.
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Must enjoy the arts
- Must be available for all of the meeting dates
Leadership Council Requirements:
- Attend all of the meeting dates listed in the guidelines. Meetings will be held at ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains with occasional virtual meetings.
- Additional time commitments require attending 1-2 Teen Tuesdays & Thursdays workshops. These workshops are scheduled weekly on a Tuesday or Thursday, so you will have the ability to choose a date that aligns with your schedule.
- At least once monthly, you are required to meet virtually one-on-one with an ArtsWestchester youth liaison.
The Young Adult Leadership Program is an ArtsWestchester initiative made possible with support from
the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Wells Fargo, ConEdison and Key Bank