One group that stands out at the Boys & Girls Club of Brooks County is The Teen Advisory Group (TAG). TAG is made up of Boys & Girls Club members who want to plan and lead events for students at the Teen Center. TAGs mission statement is to represent and support the diverse voices of the Brooks County community. The TAG group focuses on further enhancing the community by serving as links between Teens and the community by developing ideas, implementing Teen programs and encouraging Teen involvement.
The ‘TAG, You’re It!’ program will be implemented by our TAG members. We believe that using our TAG group to promote this new program, it will not only expand the Club’s outreach in the community, but also increase awareness through memberships, donations, and collaborations with other organizations. Our TAG program will act as a liaison for teen issues to other governmental, non-profit and private organizations, as well as serving as a resource and advocate to the community on teen issues.
As a member of the Teen Advisory Group, our youth are expected to make recommendations to the staff at the Brooks County Center about the execution of teen programs, facilities, activities and services. They receive and evaluate input from the community, especially other teens and organizations on issues relevant to teen programming.
Recent events that our TAG groups have participated in are community clean-up days and a car-wash fundraiser to help a local family that lost everything to a fire. Funding for this program will allow our youth to participate, develop, and implement more community events. ‘TAG, You’re It!’ will focus on sharing the vision and commitment to building a safer, stronger, and better educated Brooks County.