To all of our volunteers- thank you for being willing to adapt during these strange and uncertain times. We appreciate your continued commitment to MYLead, and for continuing to be the reason we are able to shape student leaders across the state of Michigan.

As you all know, this year marks the first time in MYLead history that we will hold a Virtual Summit! This Summit is not intended to replace an in-person conference, and all HS sophomores that were nominated to attend the conferences this year have been extended an invitation to attend an in-person 2021 conference. That said, the Virtual Summit will be somewhat of a hybrid between a normal in-person conference and a highly interactive virtual leadership training program.

There are no age or other requirements other than that you be a MYLead alum or volunteer, that you be there, that you attend one of our orientation sessions if you’re volunteering, and that you submit to a background check if you are over 18, per MYLead policy for everyone’s safety. Here are the three ways you can be a part of the Virtual Summit this year:

Group Guides (GG) for each Home Group

Compared to in-person MYLead conferences, a home group guide is like a mix of a GF and CA. You’ll be responsible for facilitating home group discussions and helping create MYLead magic virtually! We ask Group Guides to commit to attend all five sessions. You will be responsible for:

  • Debrief home groups after large group discussions and facilitate conversation
  • Engage and energize participants!
  • Take photos while in homegroups and breakout groups
  • Facilitate breakout groups
  • Take notes during presentations/home group discussions as necessary 
  • Attend pre-session volunteer meetings

Behind the Scenes Logistics

If you want to help run our technology and logistics, we could use some help volunteering at one or more sessions. You will be responsible for:

  • Ensure participants have their microphones muted while presenters are speaking
  • Monitor chats in Zoom during presentations and gather questions for presenters
  • Help out presenters with different materials/zoom functionality
  • Assist with tech issues as they arise
  • Supporting various conference functions as needed (Zoom, groups, presenters, technology, etc.)
  • Attend pre-session volunteer meetings

Simply Participate.

We are opening participation in our first-ever Virtual Summit to all MYLead alums and volunteers in addition to current HS sophomores nominated by their schools. This is different from our in-person conferences where you need to be a high school sophomore to participate.

If you’d like to get involved, please click here to register to either attend the Summit or be a volunteer.