Junior Advisory Committee
In Loving Memory of Zoe Loren
“I feel that men and women, girls and boys, shouldn’t have to live their lives without the confidence to walk outside or with the fear of looking in the mirror. Our friends and family who may be struck with these terrible diseases shouldn’t be alone. They should have understanding people to reach their hand out to. I want to be one of those people.”
Zoe was the founding vice president of the Junior Advisory Committee and spent 2 years raising awareness of eating disorders. Having someone close to her suffer from an eating disorder motivated Zoe to become involved with The Alliance, encouraging her to do all she can in the fight against eating disorders. We honor her by dedicating the 2012-2013 JAC in her memory.
are you interested in promoting positive body image?
are you interested in spreading awareness about eating disorders?
are you currently in high school or college?
do you want to make a difference on your school campus?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you are eligible to apply for The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness Junior Advisory Committee which you will be representing from May 2012 to April 2013. As a voluntary member of the Junior Advisory Committee you will:
- act as an advocate for teens/young adults, and as a school ambassador to The Alliance on your school campus.
- promote interaction between high schools/colleges and The Alliance.
- attend phone meetings once a month
- attend a Junior Advisory Committee retreat in South Florida one (1) time during a calendar year
- create an atmosphere where teens/young adults feel safe and comfortable to express themselves and their ideas
- foster a greater involvement of youth, teens and young adults in work of The Alliance.
- attend Alliance events such as (but not limited to) Lobby Days in Washington, DC, awareness events, and more when possible
- Your application for this voluntary member position must be filled out completely and submitted by April 30, 2012
- Please mail in your application, together with your essay and letter of recommendation, to The Alliance office.
- Give your recommendation letter to someone who knows you well and can comment on your qualifications for membership. These individuals can be advisors, teachers, religious leaders or family friends, but cannot be relatives or peers. The recommendation should be completed on the forms included with the application
- Your letter of recommendation and essay must be submitted with your application.
- All applications received by the deadline date will be reviewed. Potential members will be notified about interview days/times by May 31, 2012.
- No late applications or recommendation forms will be accepted.
- For more information, please call The Alliance office at 866.662.1235