Teen Advisory Council


The YWCA LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, and Development) Teen Advisory Council is a program designed to challenge, lead and educate high school girls towards leadership and future development. The Teen Advisory Council will consist of teen girls, grades 9 through 12, and will provide the opportunity to learn about nonprofit operations, develop leadership skills and empower teen girls to learn more about themselves and make good decisions. Other areas of focus will also include good communication, positive goals setting, cultural competency and college transition. 
As a member of the LEAD Teen Advisory Council, a teen girl will have an active role in advising and improving the LEAD leadership program for middle school pre-teens. They will have the opportunity to be a part of discussions, activities, videos, skits and more to help develop their younger peers into positive leaders, while addressing topics that include self-respect, healthy relationships, goal setting, cyber safety, college preparation, financial literacy and more
Members are encouraged to attend meetings, education and social activities hosted by the LEAD Program. The requirements to be an advisory council member include:

  • Attend 75% of the LEAD Teen Advisory Council general meetings
  • Participate in the LEAD community leadership program for middle school girls
  • Participate in at least 1 service project (up to 15 hours)
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate a servant leader attitude at school and in your community

Participation is required with the overall goal to move you towards leadership and excellence while you impact younger lives around you.
If you are interested in learning more about the LEAD Teen Advisory Council, contact Deborah Reed at 318-550-4417 or ywcanwlaTeenCoordinator@gmail.com.