What does Talented Teen Club do?
Talented Teen Club strives to reach, teach, guide, and inspire underserved youths toward healthy ways of living. The organization engages at-risk youth in year-round programming — building skills, nurturing relationships, and providing resources that help youths thrive in challenging circumstances such as living in group homes, foster care, or multi-generational poverty.
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Our efforts begin at the most foundational level, providing education and resources for healthy hygiene, good nutrition, and other forms of self-care. From there, we foster the development of skills that build confidence and opportunity, such as physical fitness through our track program, grooming and career skills through hair design workshops, and character development through ongoing mentoring and coaching.
How does your agency benefit the community?
The Talented Teen Club organization offers support to Palm Beach County teenagers to help them gain self-sufficiency through mentorship, leadership and skill development. It provides resume-writing guidance, employment training and gives clothing and hygiene products to needy youth.
What is your agency’s focus for the future?
Continuing to engage additional at-risk youth to develop competence in academic, social, and vocational skills; confidence – positive self-identity for all teens; connections to leaders, entrepreneurs, community, family, and peers; and character – positive values, integrity, and moral commitment.
How can the community help?
Become a mentor, a partner or donor. For more information, go to www.talentedteenclub.org.
Talented Teen Club strives to reach, teach, guide, and inspire underserved youths toward healthy ways of living, building teens’ self-esteem through motivation and participation.
Push for Girls and Boys Leadership Academy: An in-depth mentoring program targeted for middle- and high-school girls and boys providing help on Saturdays from entrepreneurs and community leaders. Components include entrepreneurship, school and/or career preparation and work-based learning experiences; youth development and leadership; personal mission statement; and mentor/mentee goal-setting and vision-casting.
Talented Teen Club Tutoring: This K-12 program is an educational support service that assists students who need help to gain/achieve critical grade level skills. The small group atmosphere provides the attention needed for students to master the grade level essentials and gain the self-confidence needed to strive for and accomplish other goals.
Youth Apprenticeship Program: An in-depth mentoring program targeting middle- and high-school girls and boys in Title I schools. These apprenticeships empower young entrepreneurs as well as create positive experiences for them, celebrating their uniqueness, talents and giving them skillsets that will help them be in high demand in their community and in the world.
TTC Run for Life Track Program: This program is designed to improve strength and endurance through progressive running and provide training in a variety of events including, sprints, hurdles and jumps. The instruction is geared to help participants of all ability levels improve their skills. Students have the chance to visit and train in a world-class facility and gain access to scholarships.
TTC Free Hygiene Store: Distributes personal hygiene products, COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE), underwear, nutritional food, shoes and provides related education and mentoring workshops to promote self-care to increased sense of safety, self-esteem, and the motivation to sustain healthy personal clothes.
Gifts for Teens: The club collects and distributes new gifts to less fortunate teenagers so they can experience the joy of Christmas.
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