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
- 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.
- 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
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.