ThinkGive’s Student Advisory Board

ThinkGive is a nonprofit organization that works with educators to build inclusive spaces and promote social and emotional skill sets in their students. Our mission is to inspire young people to use kindness to engage with their world. Learn more about our program impact here.

Our ThinkGive Student Advisory Board is a team of high school and college students from diverse backgrounds and fields of study who come together virtually to grow their leadership skills, bring youth perspectives to ThinkGive’s work, and take action to effect change in their communities. Learn more about the commitment below.  


Ready to apply to be a Student Advisory Board member?

Student Advisory Board Member Commitment:

  • 2 year term (with potential for additional involvement)
  • Attend four 90-minute meetings between October and May with subcommittee meetings as needed

What are my options if I want to get more involved?

  • Participate in curriculum committee meetings (drop in, they run 2x/month)
  • Observe a board meeting
  • Join a committee (e.g., Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging; Program Team; Marketing)

Student Advisory Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute projects that are grounded in member interests as well as the organization’s needs
  • Contribute valuable youth perspectives to ThinkGive’s work – which in turn impacts thousands of youth annually
  • Serve as ambassadors for ThinkGive 

ThinkGive is looking for youth who are:

  • High school and college students.
  • Excited about designing and executing subcommittee projects that promote ThinkGive’s mission and values of inclusivity, kindness, and social justice.
  • Skilled in working both collaboratively and independently to drive project tasks.
  • Seeking to grow their community leadership skills.
  • Curious to learn more about how a nonprofit operates.
  • Committed to attending all meetings (full Advisory Board and subcommittee).
  • Past leadership experience is preferred, but not a requirement.

What will I get out of the experience?

  • Build leadership, professional, and collaboration skills.
  • Build your network and community.
  • Add to my skill sets in areas such as program and curriculum development, fundraising, marketing, finance, research, and/or event planning.
  • Take positive action for the common good.
  • Demonstrated experience for college, graduate school, and/or job applications.
  • Explore the field of social and emotional learning.

Student Advisory Board Recruitment Timeline

  • April 15, 2023: Applications open for 2023–2025 Student Advisory Board cohort
  • July 30, 2023: Applications close for 2023–2025 Student Advisory Board cohort
  • Mid-September 2023: Orientation and begin term of service as a 2023–2025 Student Advisory Board cohort member

Current Student Advisory Board Members

Sarah Annunziata
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Alicia Augustin
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Alex Chayrigues
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Sophie Cherawala
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Audrey Elmes
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Nate Harmon
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Grant Morishita
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Bella Myles
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Jai Narayan
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Rachel Starr
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Helen Sutton
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Layli White
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