“‘Team Change’ is our term for the dedicated volunteers who have taken on leadership roles in the foundation.”
– Joshua Williams
President & Chief Change Maker
Jr. Advisory Board (JAB)
Junior Advisory Board (J.A.B.)
According to the National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition, a quality youth leadership program has three components:
- Youth acquire the skills, behaviors, and attitudes that enable them to learn and grow in self-knowledge, social interaction, and physical and emotional health.
- Youth understand the relationship between their individual strengths and desires and their future goals, and have the skills to act on that understanding.
- Youth have the knowledge and skills needed to practice leadership and participate in community life.
Serving on the Junior Advisory Board fulfills all three of these requirements. By designing their own projects, youth acquire organizational skills and gain self-confidence from their success. They gain experience in numerous areas, including fundraising and public speaking. They also get the satisfaction of helping others. The leadership experience and confidence that they gained will help them in all aspects of their lives. These youth serve as a “board of directors” for the organization, gaining leadership experience.
A team of generous adults work with Joshua’s Heart. Their knowledge and experience is an invaluable asset to the organization. Our adult advisors also offer executive-level advice and support to the organization. If you are interested in learning how you can participate please reach out!
Current Board Members:
Cecilia Sosa, Gail Turkovich, Lisia McLean, Joshua Williams, Peggy Graham, Macarena Bianchi
Volunteers are an integral part of Joshua’s Heart’s efforts to stomp out hunger and poverty. Since its inception, Joshua’s Heart has been blessed with the contributions of more than 50,000 youth and 4,000 adult volunteers. Our alumni have gone on to lead major projects fighting world hunger, have chaired committees, have recruited in their own cities and towns, and supported us in other, endless ways.