• Join our Statewide Pep Squad!

    Student leaders, writers, visual artists, videographers, musicians, actors, cheerleaders wanted!

  • Join our Statewide Pep Squad!

    This statewide team of student leaders will develop a strategy for and implement marketing and communications tools that encourage students to participate in Verge Awards contests, rally schools and communities to cheer for their hometown contestants, ensure the Oakdale Theatre is filled with supportive and encouraging fans for all finalists, and discover, capture and share heartwarming and inspirational stories of student achievement.
    • work together to formulate a strategy to engage as many schools, teachers, student groups, parent groups and local businesses as possible in the movement 
    • develop requirements for communication tools that will capture the attention of students assembled in schools and at school events
    • create, recruit and lead a network of student leaders from across the state to serve as point people for their schools for bi-directional dissemination of information, sharing of best practices, and identification of inspirational and entertaining stories

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    Content Creators:
    We are also hiring an internal team of teenage content creators to capture and share the excitement surrounding the movement and create additional entertaining and educational content to be shared with schools and published on thevergeawards.com, YouTube and across social media.
     
    This content creation team will be comprised of:
    • social media team - develop a social media strategy as a team and publish content
    • writers - social media to long form storytelling content
    • actors, performers
    • visual and multimedia artists
    • on-camera correspondents
    • videographers, video editors, audio producers

    and will be asked to:

    • work with the pep squad to develop a content strategy
    • generate topic ideas that appeal to your teen counterparts
    • create written and/or visual content around those ideas
    • distribute that information across social media and multiple channels
    • create a blog/vlog and/or newsletter and encourage subscribers

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    Commitment:

    This will require participation in two (2) in person, day-long strategy and working sessions on February 8th and 9th (location TBD), and in-person team sessions as needed on Saturdays or Sundays through April 23rd; there may also be ongoing individual assignments to be completed independently but as a contributing member of a team.

     
    Pay:
    We encourage students to join us for community service or Capstone credit. We will cover costs for transportation and provide all meals whenever we assemble.
    Once you complete your required commitment, additional effort (if assigned) will earn $12/hr for in-person meetings and the same or project based fees for individual assignments.
     
    APPLICATIONS DUE: Midnight, January 20, 2020!