Judging Application

 

Judging Application

  • The personal information collected here will be used to build your judging portal and to, as funding permits, mail you a thank you card or a thank you gift. We will not share your personal information with organizations or people not associated with the Directing Change Program. Judging will occur in mid-March 2022.
    The monthly Hope & Justice category asks young people to explore how they are coping through tough times. Students may submit entries related to the themes of “Hope,” “Justice,” or our monthly prompt. Time commitment is about 2 hours/month.
  • New judges are asked to please participate in a 45-minute judge orientation webinar prior to reviewing your assigned entries for judging. We will contact you in the Fall with information about signing up for an orientation webinar.

  • New judges are asked to please participate in a 45-minute judge orientation webinar prior to reviewing your assigned entries for judging. We will contact you in the Fall with information about signing up for an orientation webinar.

  • Here are a few examples:
    Estela Padilla: Estela Padilla is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Kern County Mental Health (KCMH)Department. Estela coordinates outreach and education efforts as well as leads the May is Mental Health Awareness month activities in Kern County.

    Elaine E. Collins: I have been supporting and empowering adolescents for over 25 years in a high school setting and look forward to the day when mental health issues are no longer stigmatized.
  • You will be randomly assigned to judge one of our categories, but we will do our best to have you score a specific one if you have expertise or pertinent experience that pertains to one of the categories.
If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a friend call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately: 1-800-273-8255This is a free 24-hour hotline.
Directing Change is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
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