Association Seeks Teens Interested in Making a Difference
Did you know that the Association has a very active, core group of teens who are essential to creating many of the traditions that the community has come to enjoy? Each year the Board of Directors appoints up to two local teens to serve as Student Members. The Student Members regularly attend Board meetings and serve as a consistent liaison for the youth of the community. Jennifer Gao and Arthur Wang, both Seniors at River Hill High School (RHHS), are the current Student Members. As the Student Members they serve as chairpersons of the Association’s Teen Advisory Committee (TAC). This committee plans and implements a variety of events which provide additional opportunities for local teens to volunteer and connect with the community, develop leadership skills, and build on individual interests and strengths while having fun. Applications are now available for youth (rising 9th-12th grade) interested in serving on the TAC for the September 1, 2023–August 31, 2024 term. Visit www.villageofriverhill.org for more information and Student Member/TAC applications.
The following students are currently serving on the 2022-2023 TAC: Andy Davis (RHHS), Emily Dong (RHHS), Hallie Goldstein (RHHS), Rahul Goyal (RHHS), Eric Key (Loyola Blakefield), Grace Li (RHHS), Sydney Lynott (RHHS), Alexandra Ni (Bryn Mawr), Elinor Tu (RHHS), and Amanda Wang (RHHS). You may recall seeing many of these teens, and the teen volunteers they recruited, decorating floats and riding in the Association’s Independence Day Parade, staffing the crafts, games, and haunted house at the Annual Haunted Hallow’s Eve event, serving as elves at Dunkin’ with Santa and hosting BINGO at Claret Hall. Through these activities, the TAC members are learning organizational and leadership skills, serving as role models for the younger members of our community, and having a good time too!
We are so grateful to have these teens, who are very committed to serving others, active with the Association. In addition to bringing fulfillment to their own lives, they are bringing joy and assistance to many.