Teen Advisory Council
What is TAC?
Our TAC, or Teen Advisory Council, is a group made up of local teens that make a 6-month commitment serving Thrive Clermont while gaining real-world leadership experience, valuable life skills, socialization, and anywhere from 20-50 volunteer hours. Registration for new TAC members opens twice a year (January & June), so keep an eye out for new application periods!
TAC members serve on subcommittees of their choice and support community engagement.
Some of these committees include:
> Newsletter Committee
> Social Media Team
> Event Planning Teams
> Outreach and Funding Committee
> Video Development Team
Through TAC teens cultivate presentation skills, shadow community leaders, gain valuable leadership experience, and so much more.
More about TAC
Our 2020 Teen Advisory Council currently has 17 members. Ranging from 9th-12th grade, our TAC members represent area public and private high schools as well homeshoolers in South Lake County. Each TAC member serves the organization by informing our program development, assisting with execution of the plans and acting as an ambassador for Thrive Clermont at community events. All while earning community service hours! Our 2020 TAC is busy with the following initiatives:
Summer PopUps – Working alongside our Adult Volunteers to produce our fourth summer of our most popular program. Volunteer responsibilities include all aspects of coordination required to manage the many activity leaders, venues and in-kind donations needed to make this program possible.
Alive ‘n Thriving / Teen Talk - Members interested in communication and publishing get to enhance their writing skills by contributing to Thrive Clermont's monthly newsletter which aims to connect both teens and adults to the local community. Students are afforded the opportunity to provide input and write articles for Teen Talk, a special section within the Alive 'n Thriving monthly newsletter designed by teens for teens.
Community Outreach – TAC members get public speaking experience by participating in presentations on our innovative teen programs to groups such as Kiwanis Club, City of Groveland City Council, Clermont City Council, South Lake Business Leaders, Lake Rising Podcast, and more.
Social Media Team - Did you know our social media is ran and operated by our teens? Our social media team works with our directors and our staff to create new and exciting campaigns and media for our social platforms including Facebook and Instagram!