All operating Clubhouses in good standing are eligible to bring up to 3 members and one adult chaperone. Clubhouses must be open and serving members by December 31, 2019 to be eligible.
Each Clubhouse attending the Teen Summit must send an adult chaperone. Due to liability issues, chaperones must be paid program staff of the Clubhouse (mentors and volunteers are not eligible). The chaperone is typically the Clubhouse Coordinator or Manager; only in special circumstances are exceptions made. If you would like to request a different staff person attend, please contact your geo liaison. Chaperones must be 21 years old or older at the start of the Teen Summit, July 14, 2020. Chaperones are responsible for the welfare of all the young people at the Summit, not just their Clubhouse’s youth.
Youth ages 13-18 who have demonstrated leadership in their Clubhouse and community are eligible to apply through a process developed by the Clubhouse. Some Clubhouses choose to do a predetermined application or nomination system. Examples of leadership can be participation on a youth leadership council or group, peer mentoring, C2C participation, and being a role model in the Clubhouse to other youth. Youth must be 13 years or older at the start of the Teen Summit (July 14), and cannot be older than 18 by the end of the Teen Summit (July 19).
We recommend you consider selecting youth who still have a year or two of Clubhouse participation ahead of them, so they have time to share back what they learn at the Teen Summit and serve as role models for younger members.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Christine Monska, Youth Leadership Program Manager.