Through dynamic experiences, TeenPact seeks to inspire youth in their relationship with Christ and train them to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith, and engage the culture around them. “Changing lives to change the world” is more than a vision statement to us. It’s what we do every day.
At TeenPact, we believe students learn best by doing. That’s why our State Classes are comprised of focused hands-on leadership training. With classes offered across the nation and for students ages 8-19, young people will quickly discover how to embrace their call as the next generation of leaders through the unique tools, teaching, and opportunities TeenPact provides.
Our Alumni Events take students deeper in their relationship with Christ as they build lasting community and grow through intentional leadership training. While events activities range from meeting legislators on Capitol Hill to team building in South Dakota, the focus is the same – training students to be influential and servant-hearted leaders.
The Four Day State Class is a dynamic, hands-on leadership experience where students learn about state government from a Christian worldview. Students gather at their local State Capitol to run for office, participate in a mock legislature, and learn about how they can be effective leaders in their community back home. For students ages 13-19.
At the Four Day class, we seek to foster servant leaders who realize their potential to make an impact here and now. We start each day with a time of worship and a devotional, followed by a Prayer Walk around the Capitol where they have an opportunity to pray for the leaders of their state. The heart of TeenPact is larger than just government, and we seek to start every day focusing on what is most important.
During the Four Day class, students learn how a bill becomes a law, hold committee meetings to discuss the bills they wrote, and participate in a class election where they are able to run campaigns in various capacities. This provides a behind-the-scenes knowledge of the election process, as well as an opportunity to step up in leadership among their peers. First Time Students gain an in-depth knowledge about the three branches of government, how they interact with one another, and the role of lobbyists and citizens in the legislative process. Students who have previously attended the Four Day Class discuss current events and develop their own opinions on how the government should react and how we as Christians should respond.
The Four Day Class provides a broad scope of state government in a hands-on way that will challenge and engage each student. We believe in the capacity of young people to make an impact, and as such our goal is to educate, encourage, and motivate each student who attends the Four Day Class.