Apply to Serve on the NYLN Governing Board

Apply to Serve on the NYLN GOVERNING BOARD!

At this time NYLN has made it’s 2013 Governing Board selections and is no longer accepting applications until further notice.

The National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN) is accepting applications for our Governing Board (GB).  NYLN is a membership-run organization. This means our members lead the work we do.

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What does the Governing Board do?

GB members are NYLN’s organizational leaders. They make decisions for NYLN and are often the leaders in NYLN projects.  Examples of GB responsibilities include:

  • Serving on at least one committee;
  • Representing NYLN in coalitions and at conferences;
  • Building collaboration with other organizations;
  • Recruiting new members; and
  • Finding ways for NYLN to be active in your local community.


What is the time commitment like?

Serving on the GB involves an average of two meetings a month. Meetings happen by phone or in an online chatroom. GB members spend about 15 hours a month on NYLN.


Requirements for serving on the Governing Board:

  • Be between 14 and 28 years old
  • Have a disability
  • Live in the United States or its territories
  • Have a passion for social justice, and
  • Believe in and practice full-inclusion.


NYLN is a cross-disability organization. This means we are made up of people with all kinds of disabilities. Anyone with any kind of disability is welcome to apply.


Important dates:

  • Learn more about NYLN and what serving on our Board includes by attending an informational call on September 10th or September 24th, 7pm EST
  • The call in info is: Phone: (866)200-5786      PIN#: 2867077


  • Applications for the Board are due September 30th, but must be postmarked by Saturday, September 29, 2012.


  • Applicants will be notified of selection no later than Friday, October 26, 2012.


  • The first Board call for those who are selected will be November 5th at 7pm EST. More information will be sent to selected members prior to this date.


The National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN) is a youth-driven, youth-led organization.  We work to build power and community among young people with disabilities. We are a formal non-profit.   Please visit our website,, for more information.

Below please find the downloadable Microsoft Word and PDF format of the application for the 2013 Governing Board:

GB-Application-2013 (Microsoft Word doc)

GB-Application-2013 (PDF File)



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If you have questions, please contact either of the following:

Jessica Croner, President,

Betsy Valnes, Executive Director,,

866-480-6565, ext. 1