ABOUT TEENS IN ACTION - "TIA"
Teens in Action is a club dedicated to teens, helping them explore what matters to them and creating a plan to improve their communities. Here, teens challenge themselves and take on leadership to achieve their goals and become a positive force for their community.
Teens in Action is more than just community service. This program is built on Camp Fire’s long-standing belief that youth are part of the solution to, and not the problem with, today’s social and environmental challenges. The ultimate goal of these programs is to bring together like-minded teens who want to make a difference in their communities and the world.
Teens in Action Clubs are open to participants in the 6th grade and above. We currently have two clubs:
- A new TIA club whose focus will be determined by its members, and
- Our CELEBRATE! Club: Started by members several years ago, this club raises funds to help families in need get supplies like birthday cakes and party favors to throw their kids a birthday party! Join and help local kids celebrate this year!
You should join a Teens in Action program if you want to:
- Light The Fire Within
- Develop confidence and leadership skills
- Challenge yourself to master new skills
- Set goals and direct your own plan to achieve them
- Make a significant Impact in your community now
Members meet every other week to explore their interests, identify community needs, generate ideas, and create and implement solutions. The "TIA" program uses a set curriculum to guide teens as they identify the issues that are unique to their community, plan appropriate service learning activities that will address the needs of their community, and then reflect upon the process, what they were able to accomplish, how successful their efforts were, and what they may change about their approach if they were to do it all over again in the future.
During the course of this program, young people are able to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, learn how to work in a team setting, become aware of the world around them and the different issues that their community faces, make new friends, and have a lot of fun in the process.
First Meeting: Wednesday, January 10th, 5:30-7, in the Hutchinson Room at the downtown public library. (Meet in the lobby)
After the first meeting, as a group, we will decide the best time and place for our regular meetings. This club will also meet on other days that are planned and set by the group. We will meet at various locations, generally in the downtown area, from January through May.
If you are interested in applying to be in Teens In Action, please contact us today!