Be a part of the Teen Leadership Corps (TLC)!
Buy your ticket HERE, whether your family is attending the conference or you will be attending without your parents.
TLC participants will be challenged to think deeply, serve others, and make new friends through workshops, service, and team-building activities. TLC is an INCH conference program that includes a component of serving as well as learning. As such, students will be given a T-shirt to wear and will serve as ambassadors as they represent INCH to our conference guests, speakers, & exhibitors– providing plenty of TLC (Tender Loving Care) to all attending our conference. Space is limited.
LEARN/GROW – Exclusive workshops that are tailored just for the teens… These sessions will challenge, motivate, and encourage the young adults in attendance. (This year’s program is “Communicate for a Change” led by the Institute for Cultural Communicators – Teresa Moon.)
LEAD/SERVE – The TLC can look forward to a great time, but it isn’t just fun and games. They will have an opportunity to learn about leadership and responsibility first-hand as they confront challenges and help fill essential roles that are vital to the success of our conference. This time will be led by Nicole Winter and Kase and Alyssa Dystra.
How does it all work?
Teen Leadership Corps participants are trained and enabled to be useful and helpful in behind-the-scenes conference duties. Teens will be placed on teams and will get to know their fellow TLC members as they build leadership and teamwork skills throughout the event. Over the course of the conference, teams will rotate through workshops and service jobs, many of which require interacting with convention attendees. Each team will have a team leader to train, encourage, supervise, and work closely with them. Please note, however, that teens are often spread throughout the Conference Center when serving and they will have short breaks throughout the day. In light of this, we ask that registered teens be mature enough to stay with their group and have the ability to meet back with their team at specified times.
Fees and Registration
All participants are expected to participate fully for the day on Saturday, 5/18. There are optional opportunities to serve on Friday, as well, if teens are willing and available then.
The program costs $20 per attendee. This covers not only the “Communicate for a Change” program, but also lunch will be provided and each participant will receive an TLC T-shirt to wear for the duration for the program. TLC participants must be registered as a part of their family’s conference registration or they can also register separately. Visit our Conference Registration page for all the information on registering… Sign up there whether your whole family is coming or if you’ll be coming without your parents.
We hope to see you there and if you have any questions, please feel free to email us: [email protected]
- Time Commitment: Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm; (Thursday evening, all day Friday, and Saturday evening are optional)
- 13 yrs and older
- $18 (early bird)/$20 (regular) registration includes t-shirt and lunch on Saturday
**NOTE: Teens can attend the Teen Program, “Communicate for a Change” without the service element. Cost is $20 (early bird)/$25 (regular.) Teen will not receive a shirt or lunch on either day.
- Hard Working
- Able to follow instructions
- Team Player
What type of Service Jobs are performed by Teen Leadership Corps?
- Book Check
- Exhibitor Hospitality
- Literature Distribution
- Time Keeping
- Audio Visual Assistance
- Speaker & Exhibitor Assistants
- Media: Photography & Video Interviews
- Children’s “Walk Through the Bible” Program Helper
- and more!
Teen Leadership Corps provides teens and young adults/ homeschool graduates the opportunity to serve INCH and the homeschool community in a positive environment and teamwork setting. Register today!
Friday, May 17th Schedule
8:00-8:45 – Orientation for Vendor Hall Team
9:00-9:45 – JumpStart Your Future Walkthrough
9:45-12:00 – Set Up Vendor Hall
12:00-1:00 – Lunch (Please pack a sack lunch)
12:00-12:45 – Orientation for Children’s Conference
1:00-5:00 – Used Curriculum Sale Resort (Children’s Conference Team to work here)
1:00-7:00 – Vendor Hall Team is Working (Done for the day after it closes)
5:00-6:45 – Dinner and Shopping for Children’s Conference Team (Pizza is provided)
6:45-10:00 pm – Childcare for Living Room Reset (Children’s Conference Team)
ALSO – Friday is Mandatory – Time slots are 8:00am-7:00pm OR 12:00-10:00pm
Saturday, May 18th Schedule
8:00am – Teen Leadership Corps Training
8:30-9:45am – Keynote – Kirk & Chelsea Cameron
9:45am-12:15pm – TLC Group A serving; Group B to Teen Program
12:15-1:15pm – Lunch Break
1:15-3:45pm – TLC Group B serving; Group A to Teen Program
4:30-6:00pm – Closing Keynote (Doorprizes & Graduate Recognition)
6:00pm – Class of 2018 Graduate Reception & Conference Ends
What if my teen can’t commit to the whole time?
This year Teen Leadership Corps is a only a one day commitment on Saturday. As such, teens signing up for TLC are expected to be available for the entire day on Saturday, May 18, from 8am-6pm. Each registrant is expected to accomplish their assigned service jobs as well as to participate in the program “Communicate for a Change.” Please plan accordingly. (In addition, there are optional service opportunities on Thursday evening, Friday all day, and Saturday evening– all of which are extra, but not required.)
Who will be working with my teen?
The Teen Leadership Corps is being supervised and led by INCH staff. INCH staff will be managing the time of the teens and building into them as the conference unfolds.
How closely will my teen be supervised?
Each team has a team leader to guide them through the scheduled program. Teens will interface with their team leader- however, we treat TLC participants 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 responsible, honoring, courteous, and Christ-like manner at all times. Representing both Christ and INCH, we look to the TLC to provide TLC (Tender Loving Care), for our conference attendees, exhibitors, and speakers. For the benefit of the TLC as a whole, teens who are disrespectful and/or uncooperative will be excused from the program without a refund.
All TLC members, please be sure to fill out our TLC Questionnaire once you’ve registered for this year’s TLC: