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Teen Council

The Cary Teen Council is a volunteer organization made up of fun and fascinating teens from a variety of schools in Cary and surrounding areas. The mission of the Cary Teen Council is to empower teens with the core values of leadership, accountability, and a heart for service. The Cary Teen Council accomplishes these goals by providing volunteer opportunities, leadership opportunities, establishing high standards for behavior, and promoting teens to effectively communicate while managing their time and volunteer profiles. Teens participating in this organization have the opportunity to get involved in programs and events that focus on social/recreational, community awareness/service, educational, leadership/teamwork and fundraising/recruitment.

The group has been honored with a multitude of awards and strives to be the best in everything they do. Members of the council are active throughout the year, volunteering their time in many diverse opportunities recording over 18,000 hours annually across 1,000+ event shifts.

Membership applications for rising 6th-11th graders are accepted in June of each year. For more information call Doug Peters at (919) 460-4965 or e-mail him at     

Cary Teen Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except June & July)

Location: Herbert C. Young Community Center unless otherwise noted

Time: 6:45-8 p.m.

New Member Meeting required before a member is able to volunteer. Please see application for meeting dates. Applications accepted in JUNE only; the 2016-17 application is now available. In addition to submitting an application and registration fee, all new members must attend one of our three new member meetings offered in the summer of 2016. All meetings are held at 6:00pm at the Herbert C. Young Community Center and the dates are as follows:

- Wednesday, June 15

- Thursday, July 21

- Wednesday, August 10

Don't forget to follow @CaryTeens on Twitter for updates about Cary Teen Council and other programs that the Town of Cary has for teens.