Hawaii Meth Project seeks teen advisers

The Hawaii Meth Project announced that applications for its Teen Advisory Council are available for the 2014-15 school year. All high school students entering grades 9 through 12 for the upcoming school year and attending public, private, and home-schools statewide may apply for one of 20 available positions on the council. Each member will serve for one term concurrent with the school year, from July 2014 to June 2015.

During their terms, Teen Advisory Council members will have the opportunity to lead and facilitate outreach in their schools and communities across the state.

They will be charged with raising awareness about the importance of methamphetamine prevention, especially among Hawaii’s youth.

“Students are vital to our outreach efforts, and we are so appreciative of their dedication to the Hawaii Meth Project’s mission to prevent meth use in Hawaii,” said David Earles, executive director of the Hawaii Meth Project.

Building communication skills is key for current and future Teen Advisory Council members, as they will be asked to participate in monthly conference calls and contribute to group brainstorming sessions on how to most effectively relay to teens the Hawaii Meth Project’s key message of “Not Even Once.”

Teen Advisory Council members will be expected to lead by example and perpetuate the importance of living a drug-free lifestyle.

Prospective members will be asked to dedicate between 10 to 20 hours of volunteer service work each month.

Selected candidates must be available to attend a mandatory training session on Oahu from June 18 to 20 (travel expenses will be covered).

The application can be found at hawaiimethproject.org/about-us/teen-council.php.

The completed application along with two letters of reference must be submitted by 5 p.m. April 30 by email to georgi@hawaiimethproject.org or faxed to (808) 356-8645. Applicants wishing to submit hard copies by mail must have their applications postmarked by April 30 and mailed to: Hawaii Meth Project, TAC Applications, P.O. Box 3073, Honolulu 96802.