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Teen Advisory Council

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Teen Advisory Council

The Teen Advisory Council (TAC) is a group of determined high school juniors and seniors with the collective goal to empower the mission of the House through service and mission promotion to the local community. The pillars of the group are Leadership, Advocacy, Fundraising, and Community Awareness. Members are selected to serve as stewards and advancers of Roald McDonald House Charities Bay Area. Members will gain leadership, fundraising, professional, and personal development experience. Additionally, members will serve as ambassadors in area schools and the community.

The Teen Advisory Council shall be comprised of junior and senior students (16 years old or older) from local high schools, including home schools. Students will be chosen based on their character and prior leadership and service experience by RMHC Bay Area staff leaders. Application materials and interviews will be used to select TAC members. Returning members are not guaranteed membership on future boards.

Why Apply for TAC?  

First, TAC is fun! TAC’s events and meetings are designed to bring together Bay Area high schoolers in an uplifting community, and we often have snacks and games along the way.  

Second, joining TAC is a perfect opportunity to gain insight into the lives of pediatric patients and their families. If you are interested in medicine, healthcare, psychology, child development, or you are generally interested in giving back to your community, TAC is a wonderful way to learn about the unique struggles families with sick kids face while making a positive impact in their lives.  

Lastly, as a TAC member, you get to build your personal skills. Whether it be planning an event for RMHC families or promoting your community fundraiser, you get the chance to grow in confidence and leadership. These are perfect opportunities to prepare you for college and beyond.  

Overview of Member Duties

– Complete readings and reading responses by the monthly meeting due date, and come ready to meetings to discuss readings

– Host one personal-network fundraiser and present to fellow TAC members and RMHC staff about the fundraiser you completed (due at the end of the TAC term)

– Serve as community ambassadors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area in local schools and community

– Volunteer your time at RMHC Stanford (one shift per month)

Member Requirements

– Membership Dues of $45.00 are due at orientation.

– Junior or senior high school standing (16 years old or older) during the TAC term.

– Maintain respectable reputation in school and community.

– Members will be committed to active participation within the program and complete all responsibilities to the best of their ability.

– Members will come appropriately dressed and prepared for meetings with all required materials.

– Members will come with their assigned reading completed and ready for discussion to monthly meetings.

– Members will not rely on their parent/guardian to communicate with RMHC staff leaders, and members will assume all responsibility for their participation.

– No drug or alcohol use and no profanity or inappropriate behavior.

– Attend all meetings and events with safe, reliable, and on-time transportation to and from meetings.

Ready to apply? Applications for the 2024-2025 term will open on July 1st.

Questions? Email Kamryn at kamryn.newport@rmhcbayarea.org.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: For the safety of all guest families, volunteers, and staff members, all volunteers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate.

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