Junior Advocate Program
A program to develop the next generation of leaders by increasing engagement in high school students with peer to peer training and outreach that will result in creating lifelong ambassadors to our ministry and mission. This is an 11-month program open to high school students only that will give each participant opportunities to volunteer and advocate for Street Hope TN.
Attend scheduled monthly team meetings during September – March on the second Sunday from 4-5pm.
Collect items for Garland Oaks throughout the Summer to donate at the End of Summer Celebration. This is held around the time school starts back for most students.
Volunteer at two of Street Hope TN’s big events: Hope Will Rise Dinner, Run4TheirLives 5K, or the Garland Oaks Worship Service. Dates will be provided at the parent information meeting.
Attend at least two prayer gatherings throughout the program. Prayer gatherings are held on the last Tuesday of every month at 7pm at West Park Baptist Church.
Schedule a date and time to host a SHTN information table (must have approval of the Prevention Educator).
Co-lead a training with the Prevention Educator (must have approval of the Prevention Educator).
Sell at least five tickets to the Hope Will Rise annual fundraising dinner scheduled for September.
Participate in the Shine a Light on Slavery Day (draw a red X on your hand) and post on social media, if possible.
Memorize Isaiah 61:1-3. This is Street Hope TN’s theme verse.
Write a short reflection (one page) about what you learned through the Junior Advocate program. It must be submitted to the Prevention Educator by April 1st.
In order to apply for this program, students must complete and return their application AND submit two letters of recommendation.
Most Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
A program to develop the next generation of leaders by increasing engagement in high school students with peer to peer training and outreach that will result in creating lifelong ambassadors to the Street Hope TN ministry and mission.
The program qualifications are:
- Must embrace Street Hope TN’s core mission and values
- Must be a current high school student in good standing at school.
- Must have availability to attend monthly team meetings on the second Sunday from 4-5pm each month from September – March
- Must be comfortable with public speaking
- Must display honesty and have a positive attitude
- Must have a passion for this project and the population of vulnerable children.
- Must have strong organizational skills
Students who will be in 9th – 12th grade during the time of the program are eligible to apply.
Each year the program starts with training sessions in June and ends with a graduation the following April.
The application opens on April 1st each year. A link to the application will be made available on this page when the application opens.
The application must include a parent signature and two letters of recommendation (one from a teacher and one from a personal reference).
Applications are due by May 1st each year.
All applicants will be selected and notified by May 31st.
YES! Unfortunately, we are only able to select a limited number of students each year. Therefore, if you are not selected, you are eligible to reapply for the program again as long as you will still be a high school student. Each student who is selected for the program is only able to participate for one year.