Who is eligible to join Teens Give Back (TGB)?

Any high school student and at least one parent who are seeking to promote charitable endeavors to the underserved and underprivileged in our local community. TGB hopes to foster strong relationships between teens, parents, peers, and classmates while providing leadership opportunities.

 

How do I participate in TGB?

Registration period is held August 1st - September 30th. Go to our website by clicking on Teens Give Back to download the registration forms and either mail them in as directed online or bring them to the August or September meetings. Once enrolled in TGB, each teen and parent member will have access to the member website to sign up for philanthropy events. Members can also work independently at TGB partner philanthropies at will. 

What are the annual requirements for membership?

Teen Requirements                                        Parent Requirements

3 - Meeting Hour                                                    1 - Meeting Hours

15 - Community Service Hours*                            6 - Community Service Hours

*Minimum of 10 with TGB philanthropy partners, up to 5 may be non-TGB philanthropies


When are the meetings?

Typically we hold 8 meetings per school year.  Usually falling in the following months, but may vary depending on the calendar and events.

August

September

October

November 

January

February 

April

May

How do I keep track of my activity with TGB?

Once registered and given online access to the TGB website Teens Give Back, each member is responsible to track and record their community service hours and meeting attendance in their own account. Each member should complete record keeping within 30 days of the event.

 

What recognition does TGB provide?

All members who remain active and in good standing can apply for a letter of recommendation from the TGB Board.

Teens Give Back is a certifying organization (sponsor) for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Those with volunteer hours meeting the criteria for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award or PVSA, can apply for official recognition. 

For more information or to register for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, click on their website Presidential Service Awards 

Please note: Before you can complete your PVSA registration, you must obtain the Teens Give Back number called the "ROS Key". For more information and to obtain that number, please email Joe Imber.

Which philanthropies does TGB work with?

Alamo Heights Dog Park, Animal Defense League, August Heart Foundation, Boysville, Brookdale Senior Living Facility, Camp/Camp, CASA, Challenger Buddy League, Children's Bereavement Center, Green Door Thrift Shop, Habitat for Humanity, Headwaters Coalition at Incarnate Word, Hemisfair Coalition, Humane Society, Loaves and Fishes, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, Mission Road Ministries, No Graffiti SA, SA Reads, San Antonio Food Bank, SnackPak4KidsSA, Special Olympics, St. PJ's, Street2Feet, and Under the Bridge

How can TGB work with a new philanthropy?

Any parent or teen with a new philanthropy idea or connection can approach the group to initiate a connection. We must have a parent volunteer to be an ambassador or point of contact between TGB and the philanthropy. All ideas are welcome and highly encouraged, but we do need to establish a parent as an ambassador for each one.

Board Officers 2019 - 2020

Chair:  Noelle Manasco
Chair-Elect: 
Cristen Peterson
Treasurer:  Stephanie Duella
Secretary:  Open
Vice Chair Ambassador:  Gina Stevens
Vice Chair Administration:  Cristen Peterson
Vice Chair Communications:  Jacquie Fagan

Teen Officers 2019-2020

TGB teen officers are selected at the final meeting of the year (typically in May). Teens may add his/her own name to a drawing for each desired position for the lottery style selection. 


President - Andrew Truss
Vice President - Ryan Dullea

Public Relations/ Historian - Elise Murguia
8th Grade Liaison/ Recruitment - Ty Manasco