advisors/ validators

You are a key component in helping the Congressional Award participant thrive and achieve their goals.  Find out which role best suits your level of commitment.

ADVISOR

Mentorship that leads to life-changing impact

Volunteer to guide, counsel and encourage Nevada youth to achieve their goals for the Congressional Award program.

VALIDATOR

Your expertise help keeps them on track

You are knowledgeable in certain subject areas that a participant can benefit from when setting challenging, measurable goals.

advisor

As an advisor, you'd be committing to fulfilling the following responsibilities:
  • Affirm that the participant has registered with The Congressional Award.

  • Review The Congressional Award requirements and guidelines as provided in the Program Book with the participant.

  • Assist the participant in setting goals that are personally challenging, achievable, worthwhile, measurable, and fulfilling.

  • Help the participant identify appropriate activities and qualified Validators for each goal.

  • Maintain periodic contact with the participant while he or she works toward The Congressional Award.

  • If the participant needs to revise goals, help him or her set new goals and find activities to achieve them.

  • Encourage the participant to obtain written comments and signatures from his or her validators as soon as an individual goal has been met.

  • Once the participant has completed the set activities for a given Award level, review his or her records and help complete the Record Book. Please be sure to provide comments. Make certain that you and the participant keep a photocopy of the Record Book.

  • Once the participant has mailed in the Record Book, work with him or her to set new goals and begin working on the next level of the Award.

 
 

Validator

As a validator, you'd be committing to fulfilling the following responsibilities:
  • Review The Congressional Award requirements and guidelines listed in the participant’s program booklet.

  • Discuss the specific requirements for the program area in which you’ll be working with the participant.

  • Help the participant identify his or her starting level in a particular area of endeavor.

  • Make certain that the participant’s goal is personally challenging, achievable, worthwhile, measurable, and fulfilling.

  • Once minimum hours and months of activity have been met in your program area, review all of the appropriate documentation and sign the Record Book. Please be sure to provide comments.

 

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