Teen Advisory Council

The Advisory Council (TAC) acts as the teen “Board of Driectors” for WEB. The members develop leadership skills as they oversee the development of WEB and make direct-decisions regarding the direction of programming, fundraising, and overall vision of WEB.  TAC and its WEB facilitators are responsible for organizing the on-going workshop series, and put a strong emphasis on promoting WEB programs, events, and participant recruitment.

Say Hello to TAC Peer Leaders!  

Paige Anderson:  “Hey there! My name is Paige. I’ve lived here in Prescott my whole life, and I can’t think of a better place to have grown up. I do quite a bit of volunteer work, but it wasn’t until last September that I became involved with WEB. I went to the WEB Conference for the first time in September, and I can’t fully explain what an amazing experience the conference was; it was one of the best weekends I’ve had. After leaving the conference, I felt so empowered, confident in myself, and optimistic about things to come. I became really excited when Rachael [Pace] told me that they needed some more members in TAC, so I the group joined in December, and am so glad that I did. Being in TAC has also empowered me, because I know that what we’re doing is helping other girls in the community, as well as helping myself to become a more cultured, thoughtful, and driven individual.”

Rachael Pace: “My name is Rachael. I have been a member of the Prescott community all of my 18 years, and I have been a participant in WEB for the past three years and then got involved as a volunteer a year ago, including becoming a member of TAC. My involvement with WEB, as both a participant and volunteer, has helped me to find a new and unique voice and motivation. I have become more comfortable with myself and as a member of this community. Currently, along with spending a lot of time with TAC and WEB, I have the AMAZING opportunity to go to Kenya with WEB’s Kenya Dig It? Project. Through these experiences I have gained a lot of knowledge in women’s studies and cultural issues, which I have a growing passion for and hope to continue to learn about for a long, long time.”

Savannah Martin: “I’ve lived in Prescott for about fourteen years, and I recently graduated from Prescott High School. My passion for women’s issues has developed gradually throughout high school, and now I plan to pursue women’s studies and activism as a career. I became involved with WEB at the beginning of my junior year when I first attended the WEB conference. The conference really made an impression on me, and I joined TAC soon after. WEB and TAC have become very important to me. Not only because I love what we do, but I love the people who surround me. I’ve never felt so empowered, and I hope we can share that energy with the rest of the community.  Aside from the exciting world of feminism, I’m very involved with the arts and school. I am a devoted drama dork of Prescott High School, and an active member of Book Club, Math Club, and “S” Club. I love music! I sing competitively, write my own acoustic music, and I am the lead singer in a band I formed with a group of my friends. I also enjoy art, film, and literature. Someday, I hope to use the arts to bring awareness of women’s issues to the rest of the world. In the end, I’m excited about the future and I can’t wait to see where life takes me!”

Jeannie Wood:  “Hi there! Jeannie speaking. I’ve lived in Prescott for all but 4 years of my life and I couldn’t be more grateful to have grown up in this town. Prescott’s atmosphere has influenced the continual growth of the Jeannie writing this today. One aspect of Prescott I have admired is the teenage involvement and community awareness. This is why I joined the Teen Advisory Council – that and Rachael’s [Pace] ever helpful nudging. Rachael had asked me for years to come to one of WEB’s conferences, and it wasn’t until last year I finally went. It was undoubtedly one of the most relaxing experiences I have had. The make-up washed off, and so did the judging, inhibitions and worries. I have always considered myself a confident person, but I realized I could be much more – a happy, successful, educated and cultured woman. As a teenage girl I have encountered a myriad of suggestions of what I should be, look like, act like; a life mainstream society expects of me. But I won’t accept that, why should I? I have seen too many women slowly destroy themselves for this invisible undertaker. It isn’t just the women either, no individual should be told who they are; it is for ourselves to find.”

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