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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TEEN COUNCIL:
Contact: [email protected]