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What is Teen Council?

Teen Council is a peer education program that equips young people to be effective sexual health educators and social justice advocates in their community.

Who We Are

Teen Council is made up of a diverse voluntary student body from local schools. Members come to the group with different beliefs and viewpoints. We strive to create a Council that is strong and varied in its membership and work actively to build a group that is anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-homophobic.

There is a Teen Council in Whatcom County, and one in Skagit County.

What Teen Council Members Do

  • We facilitate healthy, open community about sexuality with our peers, family, and in our community.
  • We educate by providing sex ed presentations in schools and training healthcare professionals on how to provide inclusive and teen friendly services.
  • We advocate by meeting with elected officials to voice our needs and concerns about public policy issues.
  • We participate in weekly meetings and trainings to increase knowledge and skills.
  • We are part of the solution, while connecting others to this important work.

How to Become a Member of Teen Council

Applicants must be:

  • Entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade (during their participation year) 
  • Able to attend an annual mandatory overnight retreat in late summer
  • Able to commit to weekly meetings and occasionally miss school for presentations (about one day/month)

Applications accepted year round and interviews are conducted in May for the following school year. Apply here!


Contact: [email protected]