The Teen Leadership Council (TLC) program is designed to introduce youth ages 13-18 to the basic skills and information necessary to empower them to become leaders in their community. It is our belief that teens can become an integrated part of the process of positive change in any community. TLC is an 8-week curriculum that combines the best aspects of leadership training and includes such topics as: Communication Skills, Group Dynamics, Leadership Roles, Negotiation Skills, Building Coalitions, and Mind Mapping. Teens focus on teamwork and cooperation to complete a community project of their choice. Community mentors will volunteer their time and skills to help the participants achieve their goals. Individuals will be mentored beyond the project time as appropriate.
Community Projects that the TLC have developed and completed include: Family Fun Night; Anti-Bullying Presentation in Elementary Schools; Hygiene Education Project for Pre-K & Kindergarten
Norwich Youth and Family Services has an ongoing partnership with the Norwich Police Department, entitled Joining Forces. This leadership program focuses on the development and improvement of relationships between Norwich Youth & Police Officers. Recruitment for this program is ongoing and you can contact Erin Haggan to learn more, or to register a middle school or high school student.