Job Description for Youth Advisory Board Members

The Youth Advisory Board is a leadership opportunity for students to utilize and further develop management, public speaking, and other professional skills. Through active participation by its members the Youth Advisory Board: Expands Youth Involvement to enhance our goals of clean air, healthy lungs, and the elimination of lung disease.
The Youth Advisory Board will represent Northern California youth and will increase youth involvement in all areas of our organization.


  • Be between the ages of 14 and 21 years old
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Attend monthly Youth Advisory Board meetings which include an orientation meeting and a joint meeting with the Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails Board of Directors. Meetings will be held between August 2015 and May 2016
  • Be able to provide your own transportation to and from Youth Advisory Board Meetings and activities/events
  • Represent Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails as a non-smoker

Specific Responsibilities

  • Serve as ambassadors to schools/community:
  • - Support the inclusion of mission-based programs on respective school campuses
  • - Create awareness of our mission, programs and goals among peers and the community in general

  • Carry out the “youth voice” for our youth programs
  • - Serve as spokespersons for youth programs
  • - Attend program meetings in which the member is an active participant (ie. Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!)
  • - Have the opportunity to assist with special events/fundraisers
  • - Work with the Board of Directors and Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails Staff on programs and event development, advocacy, outreach/ networking, and all other areas that impact our mission

  • Serve on a YAB Committee
  • - Must serve on one committee (can serve on more than one)
  • - Attend and actively participate in committee meetings
  • - Actively participate in planning committee activities

  • Contribute to Breathe Programs/Events
  • - Commit to 5 specific program/event actions

Contact Katie Cox at (916) 444-5900 ext. 213 or for additional information.

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Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails is committed to the fight for clean air, healthy lungs and a tobacco-free future in Northern California.

We are a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Tax ID#: 94-1641240

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