NWLA TEEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE

What is the TAC?

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.

TAC will serve as a youth advisory board to the Leadership Council at Step Forward.

Applications are due December 9th.

RESPONSIBILITES & ELIGIBILITY

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The TAC is comprised of fifteen to twenty youth appointed to serve a one-year term. Members meet monthly throughout the year. Meetings are held virtually and in-person at rotating locations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend monthly meetings. The Committee may occasionally meet in the summer and weekends;
  • Actively participate in meetings and projects towards completion of committee objectives;
  • Act in an advisory capacity to the Leadership Council on matters pertaining to teenagers;
  • Recommend community programs and activities for teens

ELIGIBILITY: TAC membership is subject to GPA, residency, and age requirements.

  • Candidates must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA for membership with the TAC.
  • Members must reside within LEAPS service area- Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Desoto, & Red River parishes.
  • For the duration of their term, selected members must be between the ages of 14 to 18 or in the 9th through 12th grades.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 YEAR ARE CLOSED. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Complete and submit an application by the deadline on Monday, December 9th
  • Attend the kickoff meeting date TBD.
  • Membership Acceptance is determined by a selection committee of community leaders and Step Forward partners.

 

TIPS & SUGGESTIONS

  • When attending the kickoff meeting, show enthusiasm and demonstrate how the opportunity will help you develop future goals, and conduct yourself in a professional manner.

Don’t Miss the TAC Kick Off Party!

SAVE THE DATE! The TAC Kick Off party will be held on January 11th at LSUS. The Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) at Step Forward is hosting a FREE Kickoff Party for all youth, ages 14 to 18 or 9th through 12th grades, who are interested in joining the TAC for the 2020 season. Follow Step Forward on Facebook to see more details.