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Teen Leadership Corps


Gather your friends to give a boost to your community

Leadership skills are an advantage you’ll have for a lifetime. Cradles to Crayons’ Giving Corps offers inspiring programs for teens and college students who are passionate about making a difference in their communities.

Applications for the 2023 spring session of our Teen Leadership Corps are closed. Applicants will receive an email response regarding their application by no later than Friday, March 3. If you have any questions, please email Courtney Young at cyoung@cradlestocrayons.org.

2023 Spring Session Schedule
Orientation (virtual): Thursday, March 9 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Leadership Workshop (virtual): Thursday, April 6 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
TLC Celebration Volunteer Shift (in-person): Thursday, April 29 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wrap Up (virtual): Thursday, May 11 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


About the Teen Leadership Corps (TLC)

Middle and High school students serve as ambassadors for Cradles to Crayons, while developing leadership skills in the areas of community organizing and volunteer service. Participating students commit to approximately 15-25 hours per session. Responsibilities include: 
  • Supporting The Giving Factory staff during two volunteer shifts.
  • Increasing awareness of our mission by hosting a product collection drive or fundraiser in your own community.
  • Participating in an orientation, leadership development workshop, and giving a wrap-up presentation of their project outcomes. 
  • Becoming an effective leader while developing new skills.

The TLC program is run three times per year, in the Spring (March–May), Summer (June–August), and Fall (October–December).

“I realized how much I like helping people and spending my time doing that when I could be doing other things. I started wanting to help out at the Giving Factory more. Being a TLC member helped me see that people needed certain items and being able to give it to the children was really rewarding.” – Spring 2018 TLC Member

If you have any questions about the program or would like to fill out an application, please contact Courtney Young at cyoung@cradlestocrayons.org.