We welcome all REACH teens (ages 13+) to join the Teen Leadership Council. We’re expanding the opportunities for Middle and High schoolers. We hope to involve all teens (and their parents) in planning and implementing more Teen Meet-ups.
In previous years, we had 2 volunteer advisers who organized a small team of teen volunteers who planned and implemented the majority of teen meet-ups. REACH has outgrown this format–and so it’s time to reformat our teen leadership. Now, all our teens will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, work together as a team, creative problem-solve…and more!
The idea is modeled after the REACH admin team. We have pockets of activities going on in various locations. Admins come together to plan ways to build the REACH community with groupwide activities and welcoming new members.
So, Teen Council will meet monthly via Google Hangouts to plan ways to build the REACH Teen community. Kim Andrysczyk will serve as the advisor/facilitator for the monthly discussion. Hayley K. is the student secretary who will take notes and send out monthly email. Xavier H. is the student treasurer who will manage the bookkeeping.
Note: Middle Schoolers under 13 will be invited to participate in some meet-ups and field trips,
but will not be included on the Leadership Council at this time.
Leadership Council will be involved in planning a variety of meet-ups and activities:
- Meet-ups and hangouts for social fun
- Field trips geared toward your educational studies and personal interests
- Groupwide parties for teens
- Guest speakers
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Social Media promotions
- Gaming Hangouts
- Teen Club (at Irmo Co-op) and other co-op locations, too
Annual Dues of $10/student will go towards teen party planning. Council members will decide how to utilize the available funds to benefit all REACH teens throughout the year.
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