Teen Advisory Board Application

Teen Advisory Board Application

Founded in 1961, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Survivor-founded Holocaust museum in the United States. The Museum’s mission to commemorate, educate and inspire reflects the founding Survivors’ desire to commemorate those who perished, honor those who survived, and provide free Holocaust education to the public. 

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust offers free creative educational programs, centered around museum visits, connects Survivors with teens who retell the Survivors’ stories, sharing their reflections through different art mediums, such as film, theater, music and photography. Utilizing the horrors of the Holocaust as a source of motivation and activism, Survivors' inspirational and timeless stories are teaching the power of perseverance as well as the importance of protesting injustice.    

Program Description
We invite you to apply for the 2017-18 Museum Teen Board, a cohort of dedicated high school students from across Los Angeles who are committed to furthering the Survivor-founded mission of Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Through the Teen Board, you will have the opportunity to add your voice and contribute your leadership to the landscape of Holocaust Remembrance and Education in your community through actively shaping events and engagements at the Museum. Last year, the Museum Teen Board created PAIRS, a program partnering Teen Board members with Survivors in our community. The program won the 2017 LA Jewish Teen Initiative Teen Innovation Award and the Teen Board members’ final projects were featured in a temporary exhibit at the Museum.

Eligibility
No special background knowledge or experience is required. Applicants must be entering 9th -12th grade and complete the form below to be considered for the Teen Advisory Board. Applications are due by Friday, September 15, 2017.

Requirements
Teen Board members are required to meet at the Museum every other month on the dates listed below. On months when there is no in-person meeting at the Museum, there will be one group conference call to check in. Attendance for both the Teen Board meetings and check-in conference calls is mandatory, and attendance at events is highly encouraged. Teen Board on-site meetings at the Museum will be held on the following dates. Please note these dates in your calendar:

- Sunday, October 8, 2017, at 10am

- Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 10am

- Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 10am

- Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 10am

- Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 10am