This is a cool idea that I didn’t know. Is your nonprofit using minors on boards and for voluteer work? Read here. The article is extensive in ideas, examples, legal ramifications and more.
Excerpt: Youths represent a growing volunteer population for nonprofits and for some, a potential pool of nonprofit board members. The 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health estimated that 78% of youths between 12-17 years of age had participated in at least a few volunteer work or community service events that year. Some groups have taken note of this increasingly service-oriented age group and focused discussions about integrating younger individuals into nonprofit boards beyond young professionals and even young adults to youths (i.e., person under the legal age of adulthood).
Youth board members are most commonly found in youth-serving organizations such as, for example, America’s Promise Alliance which has two youth board members and Youth As Resources which has a primarily youth board. While interest in the idea of youth board members may be growing in recent years, in practice, it still remains an anomaly
Read full article via Nonprofit Law Blog: Youth Board Members: Can minors serve on a nonprofit board?.