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A message from Hector Carrasco of CHALK and Betty Wiltshire, New York Jeter’s Leaders Director, on recruitment of Jeter’s Leaders for 2014 :
“I hope your school year is going well. The Jeter’s Leaders Program will begin its recruitment process for the 2014 year. To allow you time to plan accordingly, it is my pleasure to announce that starting Monday, February 24and running to Friday, March 28, we will be hosting information sessions upon your request. The information sessions are important for students to learn about the program before applying. I anticipate your participation in this year’s recruitment process. To ensure that you receive the recruitment packet via regular mail please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, department, full school address, contact number and email.
Please read below for more information on the program and its requirements:”
The Jeter’s Leaders is a youth leadership, social change program named by the Captain of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter, and funded by his Turn 2 Foundation. The program is designed to promote healthy lifestyles, academic achievement, and social change activism among high school students. Throughout the year, members of the Jeter’s Leaders are involved in projects that offer opportunities for them to learn more about themselves and their community. The Leaders are expected to model positive behavior and deliver a message to their peers focusing on staying in school, remaining drug and alcohol free and giving back to the community.
Admission to the Jeter’s Leaders program is open to all New York students throughout the five boroughs. The goal is to recruit 10 new students (rising high school freshmen) annually. Recruitment will be completed by the Jeter’s Leaders Program Staff (Program Director and Program Coordinator) and current Jeter’s Leaders. Applicants must be completing the eighth grade at the point of applying to the program.
• Be currently in the 8th grade;
• Live drug and alcohol free;
• Maintain a GPA of 3.0 (B) or better;
• Be involved in a community service or extracurricular activity in your school or
• Be a resident of the New York metropolitan area.
Thank you and in the event you have questions regarding the program or the process please feel free to reach out to me at any time.
Betty Wiltshire| New York Jeter’s Leaders Director
215 Park Avenue South, Suite 1905| New York, New York 10003