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Teen Talk Training Application - Summer 2020

Teen Talk Training - Summer 2020


**APPLICANTS MUST BE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13-17 AND LOCATED ON THE WEST COAST (Pacific Time Zone States - California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington)**

Training Overview


Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) and Teen Line developed a mobile phone app called Teen Talk. Teen Talk is an anonymous iPhone app where teens can get support from trained teens and learn what other teens are dealing with. High school students can join the Teen Talk Training program to learn how to provide social and emotional support to their peers. 

The Teen Talk Training is a 50 hour training where participants will learn the essential tools to successfully support their peers. Due to social distancing, Summer 2020 Training will be VIRTUAL and take place via Zoom. Training will begin on Monday, July 27th through Thursday, August 6th. The Summer Intensive training will be held Monday - Thursday from 10 am- 4 pm. Please confirm that the following dates work with your schedule - 7/27, 7/28, 7/29, 7/30, 8/3, 8/4, 8/5, 8/6. Since Summer training will be held online, we are allowing teens from around the West Coast to apply. 

Once trained, teens will sign up for 2.5 hour weekly evening shifts where they can provide support at home on their own devices. Participants will receive community service hours for both the training and weekly shifts.

We are currently accepting applications from teens (Grades 9-11 preferred) who would like to be trained to provide peer support to other teens on the app. All applications must be submitted by 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 10th.  If invited, Interviews will be held on Sunday, June 14th from 9:00-1:00 pm via Zoom.

Please complete the application below. Responses will be confidential. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to reviewing your application.
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