Cary Teen Council 2016

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 many awards such as:

  • Voluntary Service Award by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in 2010
  • Jefferson Award for Public Service in 2013
  • North Carolina's Most Outstanding Council in 2009, 2013 and 2017
  • North Carolina's largest and most diverse council since 2006

Members of the council are active throughout the year, volunteering their time in many diverse opportunities. For the 201617 year, members recorded 21,361 hours annually across 1,300+ different event shifts!


Cary Teen Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except June & July)
Location: Herbert C. Young Community Center unless otherwise noted
Time: 6:45-8 p.m.

Social Media

Follow @CaryTeens on Twitter for updates about Cary Teen Council and other programs that the Town of Cary has for teens.