Youth led, adult supported. That’s the Teen Council motto. It has roots in the Youth as a Resource model, which encourages the idea of young people as valuable members of their community whose energy, intelligence, and commitment are vital to creating positive change. Teens who take part in the DREAMS Teen Council gain lifelong development skills that lead them down the path toward becoming productive, successful adults. In Teen Council, DREAMers:
- Gain valuable leadership skills
- Plan their academic futures
- Build strong relationships with mentors and peers
- Give back to their community with Public Art Projects
Most importantly, Teen Council members have fun! They participate in a variety of activities such as outdoor adventure retreats, field trips, visits from speakers and established artists, volunteer projects, and arts workshops. Help keep this program alive and influence tomorrow’s leaders today by donating to DREAMS.