Strong Like AK Teen Leadership Committee

Strong Like AK

Teen Leadership Committee 

August 2021-May 2022


Strong Like AK is seeking six high school students who are interested in pediatric cancer research, educating the public and fellow youth about cancer, and making a difference in the lives of patients and caregivers experiencing this dreadful disease. 


The Teen Leadership Committee will function within the Strong Like AK organization and will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors. We believe in the youth in our community and we value their ideas, concerns, and prospective. We hope by working together we can create a substantial impact not only in our community, but around the world. 


The teens chosen will have a unique opportunity to learn about the functions and demands of being a board member, as well as, developing leadership skills, engaging donors, participating in and organizing fundraisers, developing community awareness, representing other youth and teens throughout the community, and nurturing a heart of service. Our hope is that the Teen Leadership Committee members will carry these skills with them in the future as they continue to serve our community.




  • Gaston County High School Student

  • Rising Sophomore-Rising Senior 

  • No minimum GPA




  • Online application form completed no later than May 1, 2021

  • 2 Recommendation forms completed by May 1, 2021

      -Recommendation forms must be completed by two adults who know you well, but not a parent or relative (ex. Teacher, principal,         youth pastor, club advisor, coach, employer, neighbor). Recommendation letters must be in a sealed and signed envelope mailed         directly to Strong Like AK or the adult completing the recommendation may submit the form via email. 

  • Parent/Guardian signed Commitment/Permission Form 


Selection Process:


  • Completed applications and recommendation forms submitted by May 1, 2021 will be reviewed by the Strong Like AK Board of Directors or Teen Leadership Selection Committee

  • Finalists will be notified and a brief virtual interview we be scheduled

  • The six members chosen for the Teen Leadership Committee will be notified in June 2021

  • The six members will serve 1 term beginning August 1, 2021 and ending May 31, 2022

  • If an eligible member would like to serve another term, they must re-submit an application and participate in the interview process if chosen as a finalist.