Note in the Pocket TEEN BOARD

Sponsored by Interactive Intelligence Foundation


Note in the Pocket’s Mission Statement

“We provide clothing to impoverished and homeless children in Wake County. Note In The Pocket believes that it is unacceptable that children are limited in their educational and social development because they do not have appropriate clothes for school. Through our partnerships with schools, agencies, individuals, businesses and foundations, we clothe children with dignity and love.”

Teen Board and Teen Ambassador Programs’ Mission Statement

“Teens providing school clothes to children in Wake County with dignity and love.”


These programs will endeavor to develop community awareness, engage donors, increase community partnerships and to nurture a heart for service in each participant.

To do this we have carefully selected passionate and articulate youth representatives from a wide array of schools and communities. Mentors will provide them with insight about the functions and demands of running a nonprofit organization, help them to develop and hone their leadership skills, and provide guidance and support in their efforts to  plan, develop, and implement projects, which will improve the lives of children throughout Wake County.

JOIN the Teen Board

Note in the Pocket (NITP) is offering a volunteer opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to serve on the Teen Board for the 2017/18 school year and participate in monthly meetings. The purpose of the Teen Board is to:

  • Encourage students who have a passion and heart for serving to become more active in local community service
  • Develop community leaders
  • Support Note in the Pocket’s mission and program to meet the needs of Wake County students

Twenty (20) students will be selected from Wake County to serve on the NITP Teen Board from June 2017 – May 2018. Teen Board members will be expected to attend regularly scheduled meetings, volunteer at NITP and participate in fundraising throughout the year, culminating in the spring with team participation in the Note in the Pocket Socks & Undie 5K Rundie. For current Teen Board members, you may reapply for subsequent years, as there are opportunities to continue service to NITP and to refine 21st Century Leadership Skills.

The topics below will be offered to all Teen Board members.

  • “Board of Directors 101” training to develop leadership skills
  • Workshops on social justice and volunteering at NITP to increase their passion for community service
  • Fundraising to make a difference in my local community
  • Project management through teamwork
  • Basic nonprofit operations
  • Fun with peer Teen Board members

Our hope is that the Teen Board members will carry these skills with them in the future as they continue to serve and improve our community.

Interested students need to complete and submit the application, along with two letters of reference (one must be a school staff recommendation), to NITP on or before Tuesday, April 15, 2017.

The Teen Board Application may be found at the link provided below.  Teen Board interviews will be conducted in early May at the NITP location at Lacy Avenue in Raleigh.  Students chosen for the 2017-18 Teen Board will be notified of their selection by May 31, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact us at or Linda Brannan, Teen Board Mentor at

Teen Board Application
Teen Board Reference Form

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