The Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) presented initial insights from their mental wellness survey to Step Forward’s Leadership Council. The first survey of its kind for Northwest Louisiana, over 5,000 students responded to questions regarding stress, mental health, and community engagement.

Conversations around the data will continue during the TAC’s first Summit on Mental Wellness which will take place during mid March. Summit participants will work together to come to a consensus on root causes for issues that were discovered through the TAC’s research into their survey data.

 THE TEEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC) is a regional youth-led group that will help improve local policy decision-making and programming that impacts teens and young adults in North Louisiana. Membership provides a valuable opportunity for teens to participate in the democratic process, interact with city leaders and impact important decisions.