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 an Executive Council, and comprised of general board members. 

Applications will open for Fall 2021 this summer!

Download the Junior Board Info Sheet

Questions? Contact Emily McDermott or Audrey Najjar

  • Mission and Pillars

    Missionmission and pillars

    The mission of the Junior Board is to advocate for children with special needs 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


    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. 
    • Junior Board members serve on one of three committees: Community, Involvement, or Impact. 


    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 2020 Executive Council

    2020 Executive Council


    Shruthi Ravichandran, Carmel High School

    Community Committee Chairs

    The Community Committee focuses on external outreach and advocating for Children's TherAplay in the community. 

    Mary Munson, Brebeuf Jesuit High School

    Morgan Shine, Brebeuf Jesuit High School

    Involvement Committee Chairs

    The Involvement Committee focuses on internal Junior Board member experience, including member recruitment and collaborating with families and staff at Children's TherAplay. 

    Gus Reinsch, Carmel High School


    Impact Committee Chairs

    The Impact Committee focuses on fundraising and events to raise much needed dollars for the mission of Children's TherAplay.

    Maggie Serger, Carmel High School

    Curran Brown, Zionsville Community High School

Events Calendar

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Giddy up, y'all! Hoe-Down is a fabulous opportunity to don your favorite cowboy boots and give back at this Western-style event! Enjoy our legendary live and silent auction, live entertainment, delicious BBQ, top-shelf drinks, and more! 

Events Calendar

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