We are a student-led advisory board of high school upperclassmen dedicated to empowering student voices and creating meaningful impact within Mount Vernon programming.

2022-2023 Board Members

Applications are now closed! Students who applied will hear from staff by the end of June! Thank you for applying!

 

Mount Vernon's Student Advisory Board

WHAT ARE WE?

A high school student-led advisory board working side-by-side with staff and experts to help shape education and programming at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

WHO ARE WE?

Juniors and seniors enrolled in local DMV area high schools

WHERE AND WHEN DO WE MEET?

After school, once a month on the grounds of Mount Vernon for 3 hours

Between 3-6 hours of work at home on your own per month

Board member terms are September to August

WHAT DO WE DO?

Hands-on team-based projects

Gain access to Mount Vernon's private collections and historic estate

Provide perspectives to create better standards for student programs

Discuss current and historical issues of importance to today’s student audience

Evaluate current student-focused programs and resources

Provide input to the creation of new content development

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

Develop leadership and professional skills, including organization and time management, teamwork and cooperation, conflict resolution, communication, and negotiation

Build a network of other students from the DMV area

Engage a community of students on the life and legacy of George Washington and his world

See museums not just as destination sites, but as valuable resources for classrooms and communities

Encourage the inclusion of a diverse audience into the museum field

HAVE FUN!

HOW LONG DO WE SERVE?

Board members serve for one-year terms, from September through August

Board members are paid $720 for their service

Board members receive a travel stipend to help cover the cost of travel to on-site board meetings

Excused absences for monthly meetings can be approved

2022-2023 Applications Are Now Closed

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