Become a UmattR Teen
A UmattR Teen:
Is committed to being drug & alcohol
Has never been in trouble with the law
Is community Oriented
Makes good grades
Has a story to relate to youth on how the navigated through a difficult situation
Is involved in extracurricular activities
Is able to juggle school, activities, personal life and their UmattR commitment
Will be a high school senior during the 2023 - 2024 academic year
The proces is broken into five phases.
PHASE 1 - NOMINATION
Anyone can nominate a junior classman for service during their senior year. Visit the NOMINATE page at UmattR.com and submit the required information. A UmattR representative will contact the nominee by phone and email to discuss UmattR. An application packet will be sent to those interested individuals.
PHASE 2 - APPLICATION
The nominee submits a completed application packet and all necessary information including personal references.
PHASE 3 - INTERVIEW
All candidates who enter the interview stage are provided an interview packet explaining the interview process and any preparation needed for the interview. Candidates are asked a series of questions by members of the interview panel and are scored on information gathered from the application, reference, and interview phases.
The candidate is asked to share their story of how they navigated through a difficult time in their life and how that could relate to a young person experiencing a similar situation.
PHASE 4 - REFERENCE & BACKGROUND
All applicants are vetted through a local criminal background check to insure their honesty in the application process. A portion of the background check is an interview with their personal references or others who may have interacted with the applicant.
PHASE 5 - SELECTION
The top individuals are contacted and offered a place on the UmattR Team. Candidates will sign a contract committing to the guidelines of UmattR and San Juan Safe Communities Initiative (SJSCI). Candidate will also agree to a media release and agree to be in community campaigns sponsored by UmattR and SJSCI.