Wednesday, December 5, 2012
At a lively presentation Monday, teens talked to parents about their lives, then young adults who followed less traditional paths told their stories.
The lucky people who attended Monday night's joint presentation by Bob Houghtaling's TLC group and volunteers from the Teen Center got the yin and yang of the teen experience. It was impressive. The Teen Leadership Consortium (otherwise known as the TLC) got the evening rolling by breaking into three different groups, with TLC members sitting in with each group directing the discussion in three areas: school stress, social media, and communication. The idea came out of a TLC meeting earlier in the fall, when several students talked about the expectations they feel from school, their parents, and even themselves. Monday night's event was a chance to do just that – to try to talk to parents as a group directly and let them know how it …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Member Gabby Granatiero says the TLC looks to improve East Greenwich High School.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The alarm on my phone goes off as soon as the clock strikes 6 p.m., I scurry out the door in hopes of being early. I walk through the double glass door entrance of the police station and turn left. The smell of pizza wafts through the air and loud voices bounces from the bright white walls. The meeting commences at 6:30 and the sound of a single voice fills the room. Bob Houghtaling – Mr. Houghtaling – starts to talk mostly about what we discussed last week, giving us a brief overview. This is the TLC, standing for Teen Leadership Consortium. The TLC could be an alter ego of the student government. It encourages leaders to come to together to discuss issues the school system doesn’t focus on. The TLC welcomes leaders from all different …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
If you're looking to read a story about how the youth of today is going to hell in a handbasket ... this isn't it.
At a Citizens Who Care meeting a couple of weeks ago at the police Community Room, a line of teenage boys stood quietly against a wall waiting for their time to speak. This was TLC - the Teen Leadership Consortium. After a few agenda items were taken care of, the boys moved to the front and one by one, they talked to the group about what they wanted for EG: more school spirit, a friendly atmosphere, benches on the green in front of the high school. More than that, they talked about how they would accomplish those goals, with the help of parents and others in the community. The seven teenagers - Ethan Zink, Jeff Zeldin, Scott Cullinane, Kyle Carasotto, Chris Millman, Kevin Mason, and Andrew Gehlmeyer - have proved as good as their word so …