Teens, Empowered

Leadership, Accountability and a Heart for Service
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The Cary Teen Council is a volunteer service 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 the council have the opportunity to get involved in programs and events that focus on social/recreational, community awareness and service, educational, leadership/teamwork and fundraising. 

The group has been honored with a multitude of awards including:

  • 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

The council will host virtual monthly meetings in 2020-21 from 6:45-7:30pm for members. For more information regarding the council and new member registration, please contact Doug Peters at doug.peters@townofcary.org


If you are looking for some outstanding teen volunteers to assist with your event, please contact Doug Peters at doug.peters@townofcary.org. We volunteer at events all around Cary and Wake County all year long and are always looking for new opportunities to get involved!

New member registration for 2021-22 will be offered September 1-18 for current 8-10th grade Cary resident teens as of the 2021-22 school year!