Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Youth Editorial Board

(This opportunity is to serve on the Youth Editorial Board of the Publisher who published our "Great Group Games" book, and who will publish our "Building Character From the Start" book. They're great folks!)

Here in the publishing department at Search Institute we rely on you, our colleagues in the field, to review our manuscripts before they're published. In 2008 we launched a youth editorial board and enjoyed great results. We are about to enter our second year of collaboration with young people, but first things first--we need to elect new members to the board!

We plan on selecting youth to serve on the editorial board for six-month increments each year, starting with January–July and August–December terms. The youth members will have the chance to tell us exactly what they think about our manuscripts—what they like, what won't work in their lives, what they would love to see included. Each member will receive $50 total for participating in the process, $25 at the beginning and $25 upon completion of the six-month term.

Although the majority of our publications are for adults, it's important for us to hear what teenagers think of the asset-building strategies we recommend to asset builders. We are creating a youth editorial board to provide this insight by reading manuscripts before they become books. It will serve as a wonderful opportunity for them to tell us firsthand what they want and need from the adults in their lives.

If you know a young person who would enjoy reviewing manuscripts for Search Institute Press, please e-mail me with the following information:

First and Last Name
Grade in School
E-mail Address
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Why would you like to participate on the youth editorial board?

Thank you so much for all you do to build assets for youth! Please let me know if you have any questions.


Alison Dotson