39 Days of IDEAS | Day 19: On-boarding young voices

One Georgia nonprofit is bringing in new voices with its Junior Board, allowing seven young Georgians the opportunity to exercise their own leadership, volunteerism and cause advocacy early in life.

The idea for the Junior Board of Directors at Hemophilia of Georgia (HoG) arose in a strategic planning meeting just two years ago. Today, its seven members are working hard to raise awareness of the disorder and support HoG’s work by planning fundraisers, recruiting volunteers, working at events, and representing HoG in their communities.

Made up of HoG volunteers, those affected by a bleeding disorder, and former participants in HoG’s Leaders in Training program, the Junior Board meets regularly and embarks on an annual retreat to plan their support activities. To gain a deeper understanding of HoG’s inner workings and full impact, they also joined in on the (senior) board’s annual Governance Board Training Retreat. “These seven young people have supported HoG with 2,500 volunteer hours, implementing two fundraising campaigns, recruiting and working as counselors for our camps, and shining a bright light on our mission,” said Deniece Chevannes, HoG's health educator. “The results they’ve produced have been amazing.”

 

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