Lead for Diversity relies on adult mentors to ensure the program’s success. The summer program is led by a cohort of trained, experienced, and dedicated staff members who lead workshops, facilitate discussion groups, and ensure that the student delegates have a safe and rewarding experience.
Our Co-Directors and advisors are working professionals. Many of them work as educators or social workers within schools.
Our Counselors are young adults who work closely with the delegates to make sure they feel included in all activities. Most of these Counselors have themselves been through the program as student delegates.
Our Mental Health Professional is a licensed mental health care practitioner on staff to make sure delegates are adjusting well to being away from home and talking about challenging issues.
Our Medical Professional is a licensed medical provider responsible for monitoring the physical wellness of delegates and staff.
Each Lead for Diversity school team is led by a school advisor, assigned by their schools to incorporate the program into their schools, often in the form of a school club. These professionals oversee the process by which students are selected as delegates, work with the delegates in the summer to create their Action Plans, help them throughout the school year to implement these Action Plans, and serve as liaisons between their schools and our organization.
APPLY: If you are interested in volunteering for the summer institute, please fill out one of these forms depending on your situation: New Staff or Returning Staff
INTERVIEW: New staff need to attend an interview, which will be held on Saturday, April 9th at the ACOD office. We will keep you posted with more details.
TRAINING(S): Please note that there is a weekend of staff training on June 13th and 14th, Saturday and Sunday. There is also a day of pre-camp training on July 9th before campers arrive on the 10th. The full camp session runs from July 10-15.
Have questions? Please contact Bari Katz at Bari@AmericanConferenceonDiversity.org