Teen Advisory Council

What is the Teen Advisory Council?

Old Town School's Teen Advisory Council supports the School's teen programs, works to grow a creative, open-minded youth community, and enriches the greater arts culture of Chicago.

The Council started in the fall of 2015 with six members and is now in its third year. This term, the Council has grown to support 17 members. All Council members attend a three-hour-long monthly meeting, where they collect, organize, and process all of their ideas and then give structure to the ideas. The Council also helps run a variety of events, from regularly scheduled happenings like Teen Open Mic to special occasions, like the Square Roots Festival and teen-focused community projects. Everyone on Council generates ideas for projects and activities, takes volunteer roles at Teen Council events, curates biannual Teen Town Hall meetings, and is responsible for building a communication system with each other and holding each other accountable for their work in the Council. Teen Council members earn volunteer points for the hours they serve the School.

Who is Teen Advisory Council?

The 2017/18 OTS Teen Council members are: Audrey, Ava, Cora, Daniel, Esther, Guin, Gwyneth, Isabella, John, Kalman, Keeley, Leila, Ria, Rory, Tatiana, Violet, and Zelda. The members of the Teen Council have participated in many classes, lessons, programs, events, and camps at Old Town School, and some members even started here as Wiggleworms!

Stay tuned for more information about Teen Advisory Council's next projects and events!

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