Teens Engaged in Learning and Leadership (TELL) develops specific skills for teens ages 14-19. Teens gain skills needed to apply meaningful service to their community. Program components include leadership development, internships, career development, mentoring, community service, guest speakers, classroom training, personal assessments, and goal planning. With these enhanced skills teens will conduct Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) related activities while leading a classroom of younger children ages 11-13. Teens will:

  • Gain guidance to fuel their ambitions
  • Strengthen social skills that expand their comfort zones
  • Gain valuable workplace experience
  • Obtain required community service hours
  • Become leaders in their community by developing critical leadership skills
  • Meet like-minded teens who are on similar paths toward success
  • Learn about the dangers and prevention of negative influences
  • Learn how to dominate the workforce by creating strong resumes
  • Become mentors to younger children


Building Resiliency in Kids (BRIK) uses training and leadership development to build resiliency in teens, ages 14-19. BRIK enables the teens to design and implement educational activities that help younger children ages 7 to 10 build resiliency, which leads to the prevention of unwanted behavior such as gang involvement, drug use, violence, and bullying. BRIK will also teach teens about protective factors and how they can become positive influences for their peers, family, and communities. Teens will:

  • Make a positive difference in your community
  • Learn about the best decisions for a successful future.
  • Learn how to be a positive role model
  • Grow as a person and become the best version of yourself
  • Teach younger children during non-school day camps
  • Become knowledgeable about bullying prevention.
  • Learn to identify and help others being bullied


Adventures in Nature with Teens (ANT) aims to train teens ages 14-19 to increase awareness of and access to outdoor resources in a way that will prepare teens to participate in the planning, decision-making, facilitation, and evaluation of programs designed to increase access to the outdoors for children ages 6-13. Numerous fun activities revolving around nature will occur that progressively teach outdoor skills and knowledge to children conclude in large-scale camping excursions. Teens will:

  • Participate in hiking trips and excursions
  • Experience new adventures outdoors.
  • Participate in Camping excursions
  • Develop a lifestyle of fitness while having fun
  • Get out of their comfort zone and connect with nature
  • Make lifelong memories with peers
  • Become mentors to younger children by teaching numerous
    science activities