As members of the Olathe Teen Council, students have the opportunity to attend annual National League of Cities conferences, build relationships with City leaders, and serve the community.
National League of Cities
Teen Councilmembers visited the Texas State Capitol, the White House, and spoke with Senator Moran in his office during National League of Cities conferences.
Mayor's Advisory Board & Committee Service
Teen Council decorated the Mayor's Old Settlers' Parade Float, received recognition from the City Council, and worked on a display case during a regular biweekly meeting.
Students on Teen Council can also serve on other City advisory boards, such as the Human Relations Commission, Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board, Citizen's Police Advisory Board, and others.
Students went "trick or treating" for non-perishable food donations, served dinner at Ronald McDonald House, and participated in a Student Forum at the Fire Administration building.
Students designed a holiday display case to show off their award from the Human Relations Commission and filmed an anti-bullying PSA.
Other projects have included working with the Communities That Care (CTC) Coalition on "sticker shock" and "it matters: you make life fun" alcohol awareness campaigns, advocating for an anti-smoking ordinance, creating a series of "City Spotlight" videos demonstrating City services, and volunteering at various resource fairs and other City events.
The 2012 Teen Council created a series of anti-bullying posters for all schools in Olathe:
See the 2013-2014 Teen Council in a promotional video for the award-winning Trash Day App.