Rising Leader Application

Information & Application Form

July 24 – July 25, 2020

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Tourette Association of America’s Rising Leader Program! The Training, for emerging adults between ages 18-25, will take place on July 24 – July 25, 2020 in Chicago, IL.

The application deadline is Friday, May 8, 2020. For more information, please contact Natalie Joseph-Pauline.

Dates: July 24 – July 25, 2020
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O’Hare Airport – Rosemont

For Rising Leader Applicants:

Rising Leaders - YA Program 2.0

  • To apply for the Rising Leaders Program, it is required that you have been a trained Tourette Association Youth Ambassador for one full year (trained in 2019 or prior) or that you are a young adult who has demonstrated dedication to spreading awareness on TS. Please note the Rising Leaders Program is for young adults aged 18-25 years old. Parents are not expected to attend the training.
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  • Please include age groups and types of group settings.
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  • Personal Statement: Please provide a 1-2 page, single spaced, size 12 font, personal statement telling us about your experience with Tourette Syndrome. This is your opportunity to share with us your involvement in the Tourette community and how it has impacted your life thus far. Please include the following points:
    • • Have you had any experiences telling people you have TS (positive or negative)? If so, what were their reactions? Please explain.
    • • Describe a time you overcame a problem or difficult time, as it relates to TS, and what helped you overcome it.
    • • What do you think it means to be a Tourette Association Rising Leader?
    • • Why do you want to be a Tourette Association Rising Leader?
    • • Describe the strengths you will bring to the RL program.
    • • What would you like to get out of the Tourette Association Rising Leaders Program?
    • • How do you envision the RL program impacting your life 5 – 10 years from now?

    Please note: If you are chosen to be a RL your story will be displayed publicly.
  • Must include: Name, Relation to Applicant, Phone, Email.
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