Developing Civic Service with a Teen Corps
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Middle and high school students are searching for ways to contribute to their communities and their nation. The Teen Freedom Corps (TFC) provides a means for teens to channel their civic energies. This can be a good opportunity for schools that already have a successful peer leadership group to integrate these under one TFC chapter for greater coherence, strength and success, or to initiate new programs. Also, the TFC website is an online location where a school's fundraising events can be shared with other community service oriented teens, who can view the posting and be able to respond and join in the activity in whatever way they can help.
Goal / Mission
The goal is to encourage middle and high school students to increase their civic involvement.
Results / Accomplishments
As of January 2003, The Teen Freedom Corps has chapters in nine states. Their projects have given teenagers a vehicle to increase their civic involvement. Other positive outcomes have included fostering intergenerational community ties as adults and teens serve together on important community issues.
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Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
Social Environment / Volunteerism & Charitable Donations
- Northern Highlands Regional High School
- Corporation for National and Community Service
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