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Teen Council

Our mission is to inspire teens from all backgrounds to become active members of their community and make a difference. 

Our goal show teens new perspectives on their role in the community and youth-related issues through research, peer discussions, and community interactions. The current deadline to apply is Sept.18, 2019.
 
Application Requirements:

  • Ages 13-18 years old and/or grades 8-12 during the 2018-2019 school year
  • Open to students residing in the City of Denton and/or in the DISD
  • Must be able to attend meetings from October 2018 to May 2019; second and fourth Tuesday of each month, excluding DISD holidays
Benefits of Teen Council
  • Represent your community
  • Obtain insight on how community issues and concerns are addressed
  • Gain opportunities and experience leading different projects
  • Leave a footprint for others to follow
Application and Parental Consent
  • Application can be submitted online or via hardcopy
  • Includes and requires consent via an annual participation waiver
  • Includes parent consent for occasional event transportation, as needed
  • Include marketing/outreach photo and social media release
Annual Schedule and Expectations
  • Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month
  • Executive meeting, 5-6 p.m. and regular meeting, 6-7 p.m.
  • Meeting dates: Oct. 9 and 23, Nov. 13 and 27, Dec. 11, Jan. 8 and 22,
    Feb. 12 and 26, March 26, April 9 and 23, and May 14
  • Tentative dates for community service, fundraising, and event opportunities will be discussed in the first the month
Teen Council Structure
  • Teen Council will be led by Jennifer Eusse, Rec Supervisor
  • Teen Council will be comprised of middle School and high school teens
  • Teen Council will include an opportunity for members to volunteer to serve in an executive role, including but not limited to president, vice-president, secretary, photo journalists, social media editors and contributors