About the Youth Council
The Youth Council of the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut began in May of 2012. Since then, our members have been working very hard to raise awareness of epilepsy, fund raise and have fun! We are always looking for new members who want to help us with our mission.
We know everyone is very busy. Here are the expectations of members of the Youth Council:
Commit to one year of service
Abide by the policies and standards established by the Epilepsy Foundation Board of Directors and the Epilepsy Foundation Youth Council.
Participate in Youth Council conference calls and meetings
Be a leader and positive role model at all Youth Council functions as well as in my school (if applicable), work, and community.
Make an appointment with your state legislator
Participate in at least 1 EFCT Fundraiser (i.e. Walk/ Gala)
Come up with at least 1 EFCT activity of your own and lead group
Respond within 2 days to emails, phone, or texts. (No matter what it is about)
The Youth Council communicates by conference call, emails, Facebook and in person meetings. The majority of our work is conducting by phone and email.
Youth Council members may or may not have epilepsy and must be between the ages of 14 and 24. Meet Our Members Below are the members of our group. Each member has written their story to share. Click on their picture to learn more about each one.
How To Join
What can membership do for you!
· Create opportunities for youth leadership and networking
· Apply personal skills and interests to create real world experience
· Make a difference in the lives of those living with epilepsy