2016 America’s Promise Alliance Youth Leadership Opportunities

Daniel Erickson, a student at Boston University and former youth board member at America's Promise, addressing attendees of the Tampa, FL GradNation Community Summit.

America’s Promise Alliance is looking for two great young leaders for highly visible roles in the leadership of our organization. We are currently seeking two young people between the ages of 16-22 to serve a two-year term on our Board of Directors and with our Alliance Trustees. Each will attend annual meetings in Washington, act as a full voting member of the leadership body, and play a valuable role in shaping our strategic direction. Those selected will serve through Spring 2018. Encourage young people you know to apply!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions are due June 6, 2016. 

Below you will find the leadership bodies we are currently looking for youth leaders to join this fall. Be sure to read eligibility rules and requirements for each. Applicants may apply for one or both of the positions on the same form.

  • Our Board of Directors represents leaders from all sectors of America and provide leadership and oversight for the management of the organization.
  • Our Alliance Trustees help shape the Alliance’s priorities and initiatives. They serve in an advisory capacity to our Board of Directors

>> Meet our current youth leaders


Serving as a part of the leadership at America’s Promise is an exciting opportunity but is also a real responsibility. Before applying, please review the following list and make sure you are able to meet the requirements and expectations. All applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 16-22 on May 6, 2016.
  • Attend up to three meetings a year in Washington, DC without a chaperone. The Alliance will cover all required travel costs for individuals chosen as members.  
  • Available to serve as an America’s Promise Youth Leader through Spring 2018.
  • Be willing to share their story as a young American in the 21st century with the leadership body and potentially to a larger America’s Promise audience.

Prior experience with an Alliance partner or other America’s Promise Alliance strategy is preferred (GradNation Community Summit, GradNation Communities, Alliance Partner.)

Application Guidelines

  1. Applications should be submitted through the online forms provided by America’s Promise Alliance (below). Prior permission is required for applications submitted on paper or by other means.
  2. VIDEO: Applicants may also answer the narrative questions through video. Please complete the contact information in the application and then submit the video link to [email protected]. For each question, please state "See Video" in the box.
  3. Applications are currently open only to US Citizens and those young people currently residing in the United States. All submissions should be in English. If an applicant is unable to complete the application in English, please contact the Alliance for assistance.
  4. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  5. All decisions are the sole discretion of America’s Promise Alliance.

Madeleine Bien
America’s Promise Alliance
1110 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 900
Washington D.C. 20005
[email protected]