Note: As a TAC members, you will be committing to a 6-month period of serving your community with Thrive Clermont.
Teen Advisory Council
Applications are Open December 15, 2021 - January 2022!
Help shape Thrive Clermont as a member of our Teen Advisory Council and have a real impact on your community | Learn about Thrive's Impact >
Choose areas that interest you like event planning committees or social media and communications teams | See Areas of Interest >
Gain real-world leadership and networking experience and build invaluable life skills while earning volunteer hours | Read More >
What is TAC?
Thrive Clermont Teen Advisory Council (TAC) offers opportunities for up to 40 students annually, to be directly involved in the creation, planning and execution of programs offered to area teens. Each TAC member receives individual mentoring to identify and build the students’ skills. This diverse council offers a unique opportunity for students who serve to experience volunteer/leadership roles that enrich learning.
Students are guided and motivated at monthly meetings. Using an approach inspired by the Harkness Method, the student receives advance information and resources on the monthly self-leadership topic. The meeting creates the opportunity for participation from all members facilitated by our founder, Sheri Lewin. The student’s development in communicating ideas in a group setting while practicing active listening, grows noticeably over the six-month period of service. This program has raised confidence and self-awareness in participating students.
As a result, TAC members regularly interact in the community with local government officials, business owners, and community leaders to promote Thrive’s mission, Empowering Teens to Succeed. These students are giving an authentic voice to an underserved demographic. Additionally, members of the TAC have had high levels of success in acquiring jobs, internships, and scholarships.
Areas of Interest
TAC members choose their area of service for our organization. Opportunities include:
Video Production Team
TAC members on the Video Team support sharing Thrive’s mission with the community through various formats. Students receive opportunities to gain experience with visual storytelling, digital content creation, and distribution. Skills gained: scriptwriting, filming, editing, music, and production of promotional videos.
Social Media Team
TAC members on the Social Media Team promote Thrive’s events, activities and shares about teen interests with our local community. Students work in platforms like Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook to engage with various stakeholders. Skills gained: brainstorming in a group, developing a strategic process, graphic development, copywriting, time management, data analysis. And safe, online engagement.
Event Planning Team
TAC members on the Event Planning Team shadow adult volunteers on all aspects of Thrive’s Adulting Workshops, Summer PopUps, and Annual Event. Supporting the many tasks required to develop, fund, and implement the dynamic programs that Thrive offers. Skills gained: creative problem solving, multitasking, budgeting, establishing SOPs and FAQs, written and oral communication.
TAC members gain public speaking experience by presenting our dynamic teen program successes to local groups such as the Kiwanis Club, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, City of Groveland City Council, Clermont City Council, South Lake Business Leaders, Lake Rising Podcast, Thriving Conversations show, and more.