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August 22, 2018

The Impact of TeenPact


“I’m not sure I can do this,” I thought, my red pen aimed at the crisp, white pages. Summer was winding down; the semester loomed ahead. I knew I couldn’t finish this project with college classes and work. I considered postponing the project until Christmas, but the more I thought and prayed about it, the […]

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July 30, 2018

Built on the Rock


The date is April 21st, 2014 and a shy, insecure 15-year-old boy is riding in the backseat of a minivan as it pulls into the parking lot. Turning around from the driver’s seat, his dad gives some final encouragement. “Make the most of your week here. You guys might make some lifelong friendships,” he says. […]

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May 10, 2018

When Losing Hurts


TeenPact National Elections are right around the corner. This has given me nearly a year to reflect on my own experience with the election process.   Wow. What a journey. Over a year ago, I had decided that running for President would be an adventure and a challenge that God wanted me to boldly embrace. […]

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April 19, 2018

The Stories of National Convention


There’s nothing quite like arriving at National Convention.   After surviving those last few minutes of driving (which are the longest part of the trip), you swing your car door open, and you’re greeted by a hot Tennessee breeze and hundreds of excited strangers. Even for the most extroverted of us, this sea of faces […]

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November 15, 2017

One Step at a Time


This was me. A 9-year-old going to my first TeenPact One Day Class. Wrinkled shirt, clip-on tie, and a nervous smile.     Adorable… I know….   Like many, I was so, so nervous as I approached the lectern to start reading my funny bill (pretty sure it was about ice cream). My hands were shaking as I […]

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September 27, 2017

Inspiring the Next Generation


This year I was introduced to TeenPact for the first time.   When I arrived at the New York State Capitol for my first Four Day Class, I really had no idea what to think. Would these be a bunch of strict people who only use thee’s and thou’s? Was I going to listen to stodgy […]

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September 13, 2017

Life Between Classes


Welcome to the life of a TeenPact Traveling Intern.   From January through May, these young people enjoy serving as the leaders of the TeenPact State Classes in 42 states and counting. It makes for an exciting adventure and also a significant responsibility. This past spring, I had the privilege to serve on this team.   […]

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September 06, 2017

Don’t Follow Me


It’s been a crazy few months for me, serving as a Traveling Intern with TeenPact, and getting to see the nation as part of the experience. I visited seventeen states, met hundreds of people and traveled thousands of miles. Numerous people have asked me what the best part of my season was. There’s so many […]

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July 10, 2017

Entering a New Season


I’m struck with a loss for words. How do you describe the blessing and the impact something like TeenPact has been and has made? I entered this organization at thirteen, and now five years later, the time has come to enter a new stage of life. I honestly cannot even express how thankful I am […]

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April 10, 2017

Undone in the Presence


I have never been able to say this truthfully until tonight. I am undone in the presence of Christ. The other two TeenPact classes I staffed left me changed because of things God did to me and in me. This class left me changed because of things I watched God do in others. I saw […]

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April 03, 2017

What’s Your TeenPact Story?


All of us have TeenPact stories. From the silly memories with new & old friends to the deep moments of realization & growth, we’ve seen God use TeenPact to change our lives in little ways and big ways.         So whether you just found TeenPact or can’t remember life before it, we know you have a TeenPact story to tell. […]

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March 01, 2017

Share the TeenPact Love


Why do we “love” TeenPact? What is it about TeenPact that fills our faces with smiles?   Over the last few weeks, we’ve been asking the people who love TeenPact most – our students – to share why they love TeenPact at #sharetheteenpactlove.   Here are some of the reasons TeenPacters shared:            

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February 23, 2017

Hey there! My name is Noah.


Hello. My name is Noah, and TeenPact is my life. You think I speak in jest, or maybe that I just really love this ministry? No. TeenPact is my life. I want to talk about what I’ve learned from this ministry over the last decade or so.   I first met a TeenPact staffer when I was […]

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December 26, 2016

Amazed and Humbled


Alumni Stories – Bryce Melvin Over 17 years ago, I attended my first TeenPact State Class at the Florida Capitol. As a 12-year-old student, I was not of age for the Four Day Class so, with the help of my mom, I wrote a letter requesting a waiver to attend the class. A few weeks […]

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July 25, 2016

My Last TeenPact Event


I was doing something I never thought I would have to do. I was on my way to my last TeenPact event.   As I flew into Richmond I grew slightly discouraged. I started questioning myself about the classes that I had attended and even staffed. “Did I actually “change” anyone’s lives? Had I seriously just spent […]

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May 09, 2016

A True Leader is Humble


For the first time in fifteen weeks, we aren’t preparing for a week of state classes. Last Friday night marked the end of our 2016 season as the Alaska class officially adjourned Sine Die. The end of the class season brings a downhill run toward our biggest event of the year: National Convention. However, as […]

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