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SPTS Youth Council

The mission of The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS) is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs.

With initiatives such as our annual Youth Wellness Summit, social media campaigns, and fundraising, the SPTS Youth Council plays a critical part in helping our organization fulfill the needs of our mission. As the Youth Council’s agenda are self-set by students just like you, it’s imperative that those applying have a passion and commitment to being an active member. Youth Council members can expect to participate in:

  • Monthly meetings;
  • Fundraising events;
  • Online social media campaigns;
  • Walk for Wellness: Stride Against Suicide
  • Youth Wellness Summit Planning Meetings; and,
  • 2018 Youth Wellness Summit.

How to apply:  The SPTS Youth Council is open to high school students (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior) enrolled at a public or private school in Monmouth or Ocean County for the 2017-18 academic year. To apply for the Monmouth or Ocean SPTS Youth Council for a one year commitment, please download the application below, complete the application and follow the instructions for submission.  The application consists of basic information, commitment/parent consent, and letter(s) of recommendation due by June 30, 2017.  After your application has been received, you will be required to participate in one small group information session, July/August dates to be announced, with the Youth Council Chair and Youth Council Manager.

Click Here to Download Monmouth County Youth Council Application

Please contact the Monmouth County Youth Council Manager with any questions: youthcouncil@sptsusa.org

Click Here to Download Ocean County Youth Council Application

Please contact the Ocean County Youth Council Manager with any questions: oceanyouthcouncil@sptsusa.org