Posted on September 28, 2022 at 6:00 am
The Teen Leadership Council is made up of teens who are passionate about making their community better!
The Council is a self-directed group who can decide how they want to make a difference. For example, they can help shape library services for teens and kids by planning programs and putting them into effect, by working on projects that benefit others, and by advocating for youth services both at the library and in the community.
Teens in grades 7–12 are eligible to join. Currently, the Council is located at Spokane Valley Library.
The benefits of joining are many. Here are some examples:
What you do as part of Teen Leadership Council is based on your interests, skills, and enthusiasms and those of the other teens involved. So, you get to decide what the Council will do!
Some project ideas include:
These are just some of the possibilities. Ultimately, what the Council accomplishes will be determined by the members themselves.
Teen Leadership Council meets once a month for an hour. Attending and participating in the monthly meetings is an important part of being a member. In addition to the meeting, Council projects might need up to 4 hours of additional time per council member per month.
You can attend a Teen Leadership Council meeting to check it out and pick up a Participation Agreement to fill out. Or you can pick up a Teen Leadership Participation Agreement at the first-floor reference desk at Spokane Valley Library.
You can also download the agreement: Teen Leadership Council Participation Agreement
Then, fill out the participation agreement and returned it to Spokane Valley Library during open hours or at a Teen Leadership Council meeting.
Interested participants will be contacted by the librarian who is supporting the Council.