Engaging Youth in Leadership and Community Service

2020-21 Executive Committee Applications

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Listening to the Youth Voice

The Teen Advisory Council (TAC) began in 1988 with 12 students and now has over 100 high school members who meet at 5:55am every other Friday morning during the school year. TAC engages students from area high schools in youth-led leadership development and community service projects. The Council collectively contributes thousands of hours of service annually within our community. As TAC members, students plan and facilitate collaborative projects involving diverse community organizations, encourage civic responsibility among their peers, develop relationships with positive adult mentors, and build a stronger local community through their active leadership

TAC is led by an Executive Committee made up of elected officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Historian) and the co-chairs of TAC’s nine committees. These high school students prepare all business of the Council and foster the success of their member-peers.

Serving on the Teen Advisory Council prepares students for the challenges they will face in the future as college students, employees, employers and volunteers while encouraging them to be a positive force in our community today.

How To Join

Membership is available on a rolling basis.

Apply Here!

Membership Requirements

• Be enrolled in high school or homeschool equivalent
• Lead a drug, alcohol and tobacco-free lifestyle
• Complete 15 hours of community service each semester
• Shadow a city or county government official once per year
• Attend two TAC social events each semester
• Accrue no more than two absences per semester from TAC meetings
• Actively participate in one of TAC’s seven committees

Claire Apuan’s Story


“I absolutely would have considered myself a shy person going into high school. I really wanted to meet new people, but I never knew what to say. I was always the person that would wait around in the background awkwardly. Through TAC, I feel like I had the opportunity to throw myself into positive social situations that helped me push my limits and grow as an individual.

The biggest impact on my life from TAC has been the people that I met. I really found a place in TAC where I could share my excitement about events that we planned and in general about serving the community. I found some really great role models that have broadened my perspective on life and supported me in my ambitions and hobbies alike. I would tell anyone thinking about getting involved in YR to just do it! There’s really nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

Claire was involved in YR’s programs from 2010-2014. She attends Dartmouth College and plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.


Laura Ferguson
Executive Director


TAC Application
TAC Records (2019-20)
Absence Form
Carpool Document
Health, Liability & Contract Forms (Returning Members Only)
2019-20 Meeting Schedule
Recommendation Letter Request Form
Service Form (Printable)
Service Form (Adobe Fill & Sign)
Shadowing Form
TAC Records (2018-19)

Do you represent an organization that would like student volunteers at your next event or program activity? Submit your event here and we’ll put it on the calendar!

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