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Teen Staff Program2022-05-02T16:06:49-05:00

Teen Staff Program

Teens and young adults are invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind experience!

Every year a fabulous group of teens gather together to form the Teen Staff. The workshops and volunteer service are enjoyable and meaningful but the true significance of the Teen Staff experience lies in the community and friendships forged along the way.

Teen Staff is a unique program that combines

  • Service jobs around the convention
  • Educational workshops geared toward young people
  • Team building activities
  • Fun group games

A highlight on THEIR journey!

Teen Staff Program - Exhibit Hall Helpers

Now there are three ways to take part!

Teen Staff 2 Day Program

  • Time Commitment: Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • 13 yrs and older
  • $30 Registration includes staff t-shirt

Teen Staff 3 Day Program (Limited space available!)

  • Time Commitment: Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.,  Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • 13 yrs and older
  • $30 Registration includes staff t-shirt

Gold Shirt Leadership Program

  • Time Commitment: Thursday 4 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • 16 yrs and older alumni only
Register for The Woodlands

How does it all work?

Teen Staff are trained to help with many behind-the-scenes conference duties. Teens will be placed on teams and will get to know their fellow staffers as they build leadership and teamwork skills throughout the event. Over the course of the convention, teams will rotate through a series of workshops, activities, and service jobs, many of which require interacting with convention attendees. Each team has a “Gold Shirt” team leader to train and encourage them.

Parents should understand that while Gold Shirts work closely with their team, teens are often spread throughout the Convention Center when serving and have small breaks throughout the day. In light of this, we ask that registered teens be mature enough to stay with the group and have the ability to meet back with their team at specified times.

Teen Staff Program

Who should join Teen Staff?

Teen Staff is a group of mature, energetic young people who are willing to work hard and be team players. Each is an important piece of the puzzle that helps make the Called to Teach Convention possible every year. We are looking for teens who have or want to develop the following characteristics:

  • Responsible
  • Mature
  • Energetic
  • Friendly
  • Hard Working
  • Flexible
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Team Player

What type of Service Jobs are performed by Teen Staff?

  • Greeting
  • Book Check
  • Vendor Hospitality
  • Stroller Parking
  • Kids Convention Craft Help
  • Special Buddies Help
  • Literature Distribution
  • Time Keeping
  • Packet Assembly
  • and more!

Teen Staff provides teens and graduates the opportunity to serve THSC and the home school community in a positive environment and teamwork setting. Register today!

See what former staffers have to say!

Teen staff was an awesome way to spend my time not only serving others but making some of the greatest friends I’ve ever had! I look forward to it every summer. It’s not summer without Teen Staff!
~ Kelsey, age 16

The most enjoyable thing about Teen Staff was meeting awesome people and accomplishing tasks with them. Also, hearing the awesome Bible studies in workshop and answering the questions. Yeah, I love everything about it.
~ Aliyah, age 13

FAQ

What if I want my teen to attend a workshop with me or shop with me in the exhibit hall?2022-02-16T09:02:54-06:00

Parents are welcome to excuse their teen for a period of time. They simply need to notify the team leader.

What if my teen can only attend one day?2022-02-16T09:02:27-06:00

Teen Staff is a two or three-day commitment. Each registrant is needed to accomplish their assigned service jobs as well as the planned activities. Please plan accordingly.

I have a mature 12 year old. Do you make age exceptions?2022-02-16T09:03:18-06:00

Due to the popularity of Teen Staff (we usually fill up!), we cannot make any age exceptions.

Who will be working with my teen?2022-02-16T09:03:41-06:00

The Teen Staff leadership are comprised of home school graduates and parents. Additionally, each team has a “Gold Shirt” team leader. Gold Shirts are generally homeschooled students or graduates and must complete an application process to be approved to serve. All adult volunteers working in the program have undergone a background check and completed Child Protection Training.

How closely will my teen be supervised?2022-02-16T09:01:06-06:00

Each team has a “Gold Shirt” team leader to guide them through the scheduled program. Teens will interface with their team leader hourly, however, we treat Teen Staff as young adults. They will not be “checked in” or “checked out” by parents. Teens will move about the facility freely during service jobs, breaks, or other scheduled activities.

Teens are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous manner. For the benefit of the TSP as a whole, teens who are disrespectful and/or uncooperative will be excused from the program without a refund.

Still have questions? Email teenstaff@thsc.org

Teen Staff Program

Thank You to Our Teen Staff Sponsor!

Dallas Baptist University
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