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.

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 (September – December). 

“Being able to communicate with other teen leaders and adults made me more confident in public speaking. Having to execute a project without outside help allowed me to learn to plan and set goals.” – Spring 2017 TLC Member

Applications for the 2019 Spring Session are now available. If you are new to the TLC program, please click here to submit and application.

If you are a returning TLC participant, please submit your application here.

Have more questions about the program? Send us an email at dmcvay@cradlestocrayons.org.