ThinkGive’s Student Advisory Board

ThinkGive is a nonprofit organization that works with educators to foster spaces of belonging and inclusion and cultivate social and emotional skills in students. Our mission is to empower youth to take actions that positively impact themselves and others; building character, confidence, and connection. Learn more about our program impact.

Our 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.  

Student Advisory Board Application Timeline

  • April 1, 2024: Applications open for the 2024–2026 Student Advisory Board cohort.
  • June 30, 2024: Applications close for the 2024–2026 Student Advisory Board cohort.
  • Mid-September 2024: Orientation and begin term of service as a 2024–2026 Student Advisory Board cohort member.


Ready to apply to be a Student Advisory Board member?

Student Advisory Board Member Commitment:

  • 2-year term (with potential for additional involvement).
  • Attend five 60-minute meetings between September and May, with subcommittee meetings as needed.

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

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

Student Advisory Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute projects that are grounded in member interests as well as ThinkGive’s needs.
  • Contribute valuable youth perspectives to ThinkGive’s work, which 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 projects that promote ThinkGive’s mission and values of inclusivity, kindness, and social justice. Examples of past projects include: developing SEL Activity lesson plans for educators, Instagram takeover, and developing a TikTok strategy and content.
  • Skilled in working both collaboratively and independently to drive project tasks.
  • Seeking to grow their professional and leadership skills.
  • Curious to learn more about how a nonprofit operates.
  • Committed to attending all meetings (full Advisory Board and subcommittee).

What will I get out of the experience?

  • Build leadership, professional, and collaboration skills.
  • Build your network and community.
  • Develop skills in program and curriculum development, fundraising, marketing, finance, 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.

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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