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The mission of the CONTACT Teen Board is to better the schools and communities within the Dallas area by increasing awareness of problems experienced in both schools and communities, providing information about community resources and services, establishing and strengthening collaborative networks in the community, and through service to other teens.

Made up of high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors from throughout the Dallas area, the Teen Board members work together to reach out to their peers through community projects and events.

How to Become Involved

The Teen Board is currently looking for new members, specifically high school sophomores and juniors. Following are some of the responsibilities of being a Teen Board member:

  • Members must be able to attend one meeting that will take
    place every month. Meetings will be one to two hours in length, the third Sunday of every month. We will discuss current issues in the schools, strategies for addressing needs in the schools, and plan and execute a community project. Meeting locations will be on-site at the CONTACT office.
  • Members must be willing to work with student representatives from other Dallas-area school districts.
  • Volunteers will plan and participate in short-term community projects, to be determined by board members and Teen CONTACT director.
  • Members must be willing to help raise awareness of Teen CONTACT’s services in their schools. Board members may work with PAL organizations and peer mediators to distribute information and will inform teachers, counselors, and PTAs of Teen CONTACT services. Board members will also be responsible for supplying school counseling and administrative offices with Teen CONTACT materials, such as calling cards and posters.
  • Participants will help represent Teen CONTACT during special issues weeks in the schools.
  • Members will plan other activities as the need arises.

Benefits include:

  • Board members will gain both leadership and volunteer experience within their communities and schools by participating as members of a board similar to those that govern non-profit agencies.
  • Members will receive training in peer assistance and mediation if they choose to do so.
  • Community service hours will be provided.

If you are interested in learning more about the Teen Board or becoming a member, please call Missy Wall at 972.233.0866, ext. 313 or e-mail her at mwall@contactcrisisline.org.

Click here to download Teen Board application.

Click here to read the November Teen Board News Article.

Click here to read the Sepetember Teen CONTACT Newsletter in PDF Format.

 

Daniel
President
Ashton
Vice-President
Kenney
Special Events Co-officer
Yazzy
Special Events Co-Officer
Ben
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