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What Is Leadership? Part 2

  TeenPact Founder Tim Echols wrote in his book, Real Citizenship, “We live in a culture that expects very little from young people. In fact, our culture presumes that teens will be disrespectful, disinterested, and irresponsible. Thus it follows that our culture generally ‘under-challenges’ youth.” TeenPact is counter-cultural in this way; we believe in the capacity… Read more »

Student Stories Needed!

This morning marks the official start of our third week of classes! Delaware, Tennessee, Indiana I, and Texas I have already hit annals of TeenPact history. This week, families are gathering at their state Capitols for Virginia I, Indiana II, Texas II, and South Dakota. We are so excited to hear stories of life change… Read more »

Core Values

Behind every ministry is a vision and mission. If you’ve been a TeenPacter for any length of time, you’re likely familiar with our vision statement, “Changing Lives to Change the World” as well as our mission to “Train youth to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith, and engage the culture at a… Read more »

Staff Training Recap 2016

It is hard to believe that we have come here, to the start of our 2016 season! With the Delaware class kicking it all off this week, we hope you share our excitement for the months ahead as students in 41 states head to their State Capitols. We intend to train students to understand state government,… Read more »

That’s What Christmas Is All About

Have you watched A Charlie Brown Christmas? It’s a personal favorite to enjoy every holiday season. All throughout the episode, Charlie Brown and his friends consistently misunderstand Christmas. At one point, Charlie Brown looks over at his friend Linus and says, “I guess I really don’t know what Christmas is all about.” Then in desperation he shouts,… Read more »

Why do we have homework?

It is safe to say that all TeenPact students have their own…shall we say, style?…when it comes to conquering the pre-class homework. Some download the packet with glee as soon as they are registered in September, others find themselves scrambling to wrap it up early in the morning…in the car..on the ride to the Capitol…. Read more »

The Preseason Kickoff is Here!

As we approach the end of 2015, there is much to be grateful for. Last week, Quinton recounted many of these in his letter. We are thankful for the ways in which God continues to use this ministry for His glory and our good and we’re ready to look ahead and dive into another powerful… Read more »

Get to Know the Office Staff

Two weeks ago, we had our annual Office Retreat in which all operational staff of TeenPact converged in Richmond to review the 2015 season and, more importantly, to cast a vision for the upcoming 2016 season. The retreat was spent with a lot of prayer, updates, laughter and discussion about where TeenPact is and where… Read more »

Back to DC Testimonies

In our last post  we recapped our Back to DC event. As we were writing the post, we got many testimonies from students who felt specifically met by the Lord throughout the week. We quoted a few of them but didn’t have the space to share them all. So, we wanted to dedicate a special post… Read more »

Endeavor West Recap

A while back I shared with you about one of my favorite Alumni Events, TeenPact Endeavor. Last month, I traveled with a team to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to host the first of two camps, Endeavor West. As usual, God met each of one of the young woman present in unique and meaningful ways…. Read more »