What Is The Junior Board?

The Children's TherAplay Junior Board is a philanthropic and volunteer opportunity for current high school students to get involved at Children's TherAplay. Founded in 2019, the Junior Board is led by a President and comprised of general board members. 

Applications for Junior Board open in the Fall. Applications for the 2023-2024 Junior Board are currently closed!

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Questions? Contact Amelia Brewers

  • Mission and Pillars

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    The mission of the Junior Board is to advocate for children with disabilities and spread awareness about The Children's TherAplay Foundation through impactful community engagement and member involvement. 



    The Junior Board is comprised of three foundational pillars, as voted on by the founding Executive Council. 

    1. Community: External outreach and marketing in the central Indiana community
    2. Involvement: Internal involvement with the organization, including board member experience and family engagement
    3. Impact: Planning and implementing fundraising initiatives and awareness events
  • Membership

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    The Junior Board is open to any current high school students. Applications are currently closed for the Spring semester. Beginning in Fall 2021, applications will open on an annual basis at the beginning of the school year. 


    Membership Requirements

    • Junior Board members must be a current high school student.
    • Junior Board members commit to a term of one year (Fall-Fall).
    • Junior Board members attend monthly meetings at Children's TherAplay. 


    Membership Benefits

    • Opportunity to meet and work with high school students from across central Indiana.
    • Children's TherAplay staff will write a letter of reccomendation for Junior Board members completing one term on the board. 
    • Opportunity to gain important skills and experience such as leadership, marketing, recruitment, event planning, team building, and volunteering with a non-profit. 
    • Junior Board members have a front row seat to the transformational outcomes kiddos experience every day at Children's TherAplay through hippotherapy! 
  • Meet the 2023-2024 Board

    2023-2024 Junior Board Members


    Sahas Mallela, Park Tudor School

    Vice President 

    Avi Maun, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

    Marketing Officer

    Lani Samms, Carmel High School

    Fundraising Officer

    Shreya Mallela, Park Tudor School

    Board Members

    Drew Brumet, Carmel High School

    Hannah Calvin, Westfield High School

    Mackenzie McCollum, Brownsburg High School

    Hannah Sevening, Carmel High School

    Vidhatri Iyer, University Highschool of Indiana 

    Sophie Reed, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

    Emily Switzer, Carmel Highschool 

    Jack Walthall, Zionsville Community Highschool

    Max Abell, Guerin Catholic Highschool

    Catherine Walz, University Highschool of Indiana 

    Leah Sousa, Zionsville Community Highschool 



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