Teen Advisory Council
The Teen Advisory Council is a group of Knox County youth, ages 14-18, who actively work to end teen dating and sexual violence. TAC members are “Ambassadors” of healthy, safe, equal, and non-violent relationships among their peers and in the community.
How often does the TAC meet?
Youth meet once a month to learn about teen dating and sexual violence and plan activities to promote healthy relationships in the community. In addition to monthly meetings with the entire Council, members will meet once a month separately with the subcommittee of their choice to focus on specific activities.
What do TAC members do?
TAC members decide which activities and events they want to plan and implement as a group each year, so the specific responsibilities and activities will vary annually. However, some recurring events that past TAC members have been involved in are the Color For A Cause 5K Color Run, “What is Love?” high school education program, and Healthy Relationships Quiz Wheel demonstrations.
How will the TAC benefit me?
- Free TAC Leadership Training. This training will take place in late summer/early fall and will include an overview of teen dating violence and sexual assault, bystander intervention role plays, uncovering gender stereotypes activities, healthy relationship expectations discussion, and public speaking/presentation skills enhancements and development.
- Knowledge about TAC issues. Every month you will meet with other TAC members to discuss the issues that concern you regarding teen dating and sexual violence. Additionally, your TAC team will transform your ideas into action by hosting events throughout Knox County.
- Impress Colleges. The TAC is an organization that shows colleges your drive and dedication to your community! Having the TAC on your college application will certainly be a benefit for college applications and scholarships.