Teen Board

Join the brand new Teen Board for high school students aged 14 to 18. The Teen Board is a great way to gain meaningful leadership experience, meet other teens from across the city, and contribute service hours.

Who are we looking for?

facebook_event_483336645198557Big Shoulders Fund Teen Board is open to passionate and altruistic like-minded young adults who believe in the mission of Big Shoulders Fund. They support the mission of assisting the neediest inner-city Chicago Catholic schools through volunteering in the schools, outreach to the community, and fundraising.

What does a Teen Board Member do?

  • Commit to one service day.
  • Contribute to supply or book drives.
  • Assist during service activities by cheering for the Big Shoulders Fund Racing Team, and cleaning up schools.
  • 10 hour commitment per year.

Interested in a leadership role? 

Consider joining one of our committees to help plan the Teen Board’s activities.

Executive Committeehs stuff

  • The Executive Committee is comprised of individuals interested in more responsibility to oversee the direction of the board. This will be made up of the chairs of the committee as well as officers of the Teen Board.
  • They will coordinate and oversee the other committees while providing the strategy for the Teen Board.
  • Members will plan, execute, and oversee two all-member meetings per year, with special updates and networking opportunities.
  • They will meet bi-monthly, on the off months from the other committees, at the Big Shoulders Fund office and/or via phone.
  • 30 hour commitment per year.

Service Committee

  • The Service and Events Committee will be in charge of scheduling 2-4 service days for the Teen Board per year.
  • Members will also oversee the day of event and lead the group in activities.
  • Members are asked to attend at least two service days per year and come earlier than the rest of the board to ensure the day runs smoothly.
  • They will meet bi-monthly at the Big Shoulders Fund office and/or via phone.
  • 20 hour commitment per year.

Outreach Committee

  • The Outreach Committee is in charge of recruitment of other high schools students across Chicago to join the Teen Board. We are always looking for more individuals to be involved.
  • They will drive ways to bring in new members, reach new school communities, and find ways to engage and retain members.
  • They will coordinate two recruitment events to answer questions and engage current members.
  • Members will be the school liaison and work with service and events committee individuals to drive attendance from their designated school.
  • They will meet bi-monthly at the Big Shoulders Fund office and/or via phone.
  • 20 hour commitment per year.

Fundraising Committee

  • The Fundraising Committee will schedule and coordinate a supply and book drive during the school year.
  • Members will schedule a day to deliver the items to the schools.
  • The committee will also develop other creative ways for the Teen Board to support the schools.
  • They will meet bi-monthly at the Big Shoulders Fund office and/or via phone.
  • 20 hour commitment per year.

If you are interested in joining the Teen Board, want to sign up to a committee, or just want to learn more about how to get involved, please contact:

Sam Rodriguez
Development and Events Coordinator
312.566.4404 ✶  srodriguez@bigshouldersfund.org