Join our new Teen Advisory Board!
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teen volunteers from the community. Activities may include:
- Suggesting books, movies, and other materials for the library add to its collection
- Giving feedback on programs and services for teens
- Working on new programs and services for teens
- Volunteering at library events
Who can join?
Teens (13-18) living in Eagle County
- Have a voice in the programs and materials we offer and be an advocate for your peers
- Participation counts for volunteer/community service hours
- Enhance your college applications and resumes
- Gain leadership and teamwork skills
Board members should attend our monthly meetings regularly, with the possibility for other volunteer opportunities.
To join, please email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for an opportunity for leadership?
Mountain Youth’s work ensures Eagle County youth remains a priority; striving to be a community where young people are equipped with skills that support healthy bodies, healthy minds and improved decision making and leadership skills to guide their lives. We are a nimble organization focused on creating a better Eagle County for all — giving youth a voice in our community.
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