YAF LDT begins with four leadership opportunities: Volleyball Tournament, MidWinter, Youth Challenged to Expand their Worldview (YCEW), and Youth Challenged through Local Service (YCLS).
Each leadership opportunity allows for two positions to be filled (8 total YAF members). Positions are open to Quaker young adults who have graduated from high school through 24 years of age. Positions are a minimum two-year commitment, and YAF members can choose to participate in a total of 2 terms (4 years). The first year will be recognized as an apprentice year, the second and following years being recognized as a co-director. A term year would start in late August and end after Yearly Meeting in July.
Each specific program has an advisor who is appointed to work with, mentor, and develop the leadership potential of two young adults, meeting together on a regular basis. The advisors are selected with the leadership of the Board of Youth and YAF, and in conjunction with other appropriate boards (YCEW with the Global Outreach Board, YCLS with the Local Outreach Board).
YAF LDT members will be chosen by a committee, which includes the associate superintendent of youth and YAF ministries, and the four advisors.
1st meeting: September 7-9, 2012 retreat. Topics covered would include team building, discernment training, training on putting a team together, healthy delegation, and measuring success. Advisors will also participate in this retreat.
2nd meeting: tentative January 25-26, 2013, Midyear Boards. Each pair would report to the YAYA board and/or partner boards. Time would also be given to debrief and check in with each other, do community building, and participating in midyear activities.
3rd meeting: July 21-27, 2013, Yearly Meeting. Debriefing would happen on Saturday; counseling at Youth Yearly Meeting; giving reports to appropriate boards.
Positions to be filled:
- (1) MidWinter Apprentice – Plan a weekend winter camp for high school students (January 2013)
- (1) YCEW Apprentice – Streamline details of the YCEW 2012-2013 program, and plan details for the 2014 YCEW team overseas
- (1) YCLS Apprentice – Plan details for the 2013 and 2014 YCLS team
- (2) Volleyball Apprentice – Plan details for the 2013 and 2014 Volleyball Tournament