Teen Action Council

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We are now accepting applications for Teen Action Council (TAC) 2023-24 Year! 

► Application to serve on the Teen Action Council - Paper or Online
Application Deadline: August 28th, 2023, 5pm

Submit Applications and supplemental materials to - 
► Watsonville Parks & Community Services C/O Nick Merolla
OR
► Watsonville Public Library C/O Celeste Carrillo

The Watsonville Library and Watsonville Parks and Community Services facilitate the Teen Action Council. 

Questions about the TAC?


Learn more about the TAC at an informational meeting for youth and parents at the Main Library on Tuesday, August 22nd at 6pm and get answers to any questions you may have. 

TAC Mission Statement


The mission of Watsonville Teen Action Council (TAC) is to inspire the diverse local youth to advocate for change in their community. By organizing events and programs, and participating in local government, TAC aims to increase social and emotional wellness and develop youth leaders. 

Volunteering for the TAC


If you are a teen between the ages of 13-18, we invite you to apply. TAC provides teens in the Watsonville community the opportunity to build valuable leadership skills, earn community service hours, receive a $1,200 stipend, and get hands-on job skills and college-readiness training. 

TAC allows youth to get experience that reflect those similar in local government and participate in real committees by filling one of the following roles on the council. 

Chair (two members will be co-chairs) 
• Develop the agenda for and preside over the Teen Action Council Meetings. 
• Motivates board members to attend meetings and actively participate 
• Represent the Teen Action Council at events and other meetings as needed. 
• Measure R and Measure Y Committee Representatives.

Treasurer 
• Assist with maintain financial records of the Teen Action Council. 
• Prepare financial reports for meetings of Teen Action Council. 
• Assist with sales as necessary. 
• Represent the Teen Action Council at events and other meetings as needed. 

Secretary 
• Prepare agendas for meetings. 
• Take and distribute minutes of meetings. 
• Represent the Teen Action Council at events and other meetings as needed. 

Activities Chair 
• Lead the planning process for Teen Action Council events.  
• Appoint and/or encourages volunteers to take responsibility of certain event components.  
• Provide ongoing motivation for committee members, ensuring that work is progressing, and enthusiasm is high. 
• Represent the Teen Action Council at events and other meetings as needed. 

Marketing Chair 
• Work with City of Watsonville Staff to create and publish Teen Action Council marketing materials. 
• Work with City of Watsonville Staff to update the Teen Action Council webpage 
• Assist with City of Watsonville marketing as needed. 
• Represent the Teen Action Council at events and other meetings as needed. 

Library Board Representative 
• Serve as a liaison between the Teen Action Council and Library Board of Trustees. 
• Attend Monthly Library Board of Trustees meetings. 
• Represent the Teen Action Council at events and other meetings as needed. 

Parks & Community Services Commission Representative 
• Serve as a liaison between the Teen Action Council and Parks and Recreation Commission 
• Attend Monthly Parks and Recreation Commission meetings. 
• Represent the Teen Action Council at events and other meetings as needed. 


Learn more about Parks & Community Services in Watsonville and the services and programs they provide. 

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