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Teen Leadership Council

The PowerUp Teen Leadership Council empowers and inspires teens across the St. Croix Valley and East Metro to become champions for healthier lifestyles among their peers and communities.

 Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Be champions for healthier lifestyles among peers and communities
  • Guide innovative youth-led health and wellness projects
  • Recruit, select, and mobilize peers to get involved in PowerUp programs
  • Work with staff to lead the direction of PowerUp programs and initiatives

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 9th-12thgrade (or 14-19 years old) for 2020-2021 school year
  • Live in the East Metro or St. Croix Valley area
  • Interested in health and well-being through eating better, moving more and feeling good!
  • Want to make a difference in your school and community


  • Meetings are typically held once or twice per month on Tuesday evenings during the summer and school year (Aug-May). Regular attendance is expected.
  • Meetings will include a combination of person, remote and longer "retreat style" events over the course of the year.
  • Time commitment ranges from 1.5 hours per week to up to 8 hours per week, depending on projects and special events.
  • Transportation assistance to meetings will be provided if needed.


Benefits of Participation:

  • All selected Teen Leadership Council members will receive a $400 stipend per school year for their time and commitment
  • Members will:
    • Gain leadership skills and enhance youth development competencies
    • Become leaders in creating a culture of health and wellness
    • Feel confident and empowered to make a difference in their communities
    • Practice collaborating with and mobilizing their peers


To Apply:

  • Please complete the online application here.
  • All applications will be reviewed and we will start getting back to applicants and scheduling meet and green interview in July!



  • August 15, 2020 – Student applications due (rolling application). Space is limited so please apply early.
  • Aug 2-Sept, 2020 – One-on-one meet and greet/interviews
  • Aug 2-Sept, 2020 – Students notified on selection decision
  • Sept, 2020 – First kick-off meeting- to be scheduled