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Teen Counselors

Teen counselors (TC) help out during a short camp at the end of the summer program and assist with the placement of delegates. Teen counselors' families must host for the summer program. They must be available to attend camp for the entire time. The TC will be leaving home 1 day before the regularly scheduled departure day to receive instruction and help set up camp.  They will meet their family again during the departure program.

Purpose:

  • To assist MWCE in finding host families and conducting the exchange program

  • To facilitate a meaningful experience for all Japanese guests

  • To be actively involved in the exchange program activities

  • To have fun and gain leadership experience

Responsibilities

 

Pre-Visit

  • Help find host families – talk to everyone you know

  • Assist in preparations for the delegates for orientation

  • Attend any TC training

  • Learn simple Japanese phrases

  • Assist Staff as needed

 

During Visit

  • Attend departure program and camp, and helping with activities at camp (expenses paid by MWCE)

  • Provide leadership for delegates

  • Learn and use names of the delegates

  • Inform delegates of meetings/activities and accompany them to ALL functions

  • Make our guests feel comfortable by putting their needs first

  • Be a host brother or sister (Family must host a delegate even if you cannot be the host brother or sister!)

  • Complete assigned tasks as punctually as possible

  • Be a good example by dressing modestly and refraining from profanity/suggestive language/illegal behavior

  • Make friends with other TC's but remember that that is second to taking care of our delegates!

 

Possible Opportunities

  • Qualify for a one-time partial scholarship to go to Japan with MWCE 

  • Acquire leadership skills

  • Meet and work with teens throughout the state

  • Build your resume

APPLICATION DUE no later than JUNE 1!