In 1988, the Community College of Beaver County Prevention Project established the Teen Leadership Corps (TLC) in hopes of making a difference in the battle against alcohol and other drug use in youth. Today The Prevention Network has reestablished this organization as the Beaver County Teen Leadership Council (BCTLC). The BCTLC will become involved in county-wide preventative programs (i.e. Prom Promise and Positive Peer Mentoring).
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Goals of BCTLC
Using the motivation and spirit of teenage determination and positive peer relationships, the BCTLC will:
- Enhance student leadership skills.
- Help others to make responsible decisions and reach full potential.
- Promote healthy lifestyles.
- Instill a sense of responsibility to the community and to the environment.
BCTLC members will return to his or her school with information and resources that can be utilized within the district and community. These will include the following:
- Membership to community task forces.
- Resources for drug and alcohol education.
- County-wide drug free alternative programs and activities
All BCTLC representatives must have a faculty or staff sponsored to discuss school/county-wide events and programs. It is encouraged that the sponsors attend the monthly BCTLC meetings with the teen leaders.
Examples of possible sponsors:
- Guidance Counselors
- Former TLC members
Students who participate in the Beaver County Teen Leadership Council will be eligible for a scholarship awarded from The Prevention Network. Annually, a student will be awarded the Teen Leader of Beaver County Award based on community activism, commitment to extracurricular activities, and leadership presence. The recipient of this scholarship will be decided by the employees of The Prevention Network.
Interested in joining BCTLC?
Junior and Senior high school students who are interested in becoming their school's BCTLC representative need to submit a resume, cover letter and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.