Our Story

It all started a bright spring day in 1993 when TeenPact founder, Tim Echols, was at the Georgia State Capitol participating in an early morning prayer meeting. As the group said “Amen” that day, Tim shared the vision God had been laying on his heart to start bringing young people to the capitol to learn more about the political process. The idea for a dynamic, hands-on leadership experience for Christian students was met with wholehearted agreement and the name TeenPact was suggested.

 

 

Eighteen students met in the Georgia State Capitol for the first class in the spring of 1994. The next year, they brought back the outstanding students to “staff” the following class thus laying the foundation for TeenPact’s iconic peer leadership model.

 

An instant hit, TeenPact began to quickly spread to other states. A South Carolina class was added in 1995 and now twenty-five years later, TeenPact State Classes can be found in forty-five states.

 

Today, 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.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

A Timeline of

TeenPact State Classes

1994

Georgia

 

1995

South Carolina

1996

Alabama, Florida, & Kentucky

 

1997

Mississippi & New Mexico

 

1998

Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, & Virginia

 

1999

New Hampshire, Oregon, & Texas

 

2000

Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, & Wyoming

 

2001

Arizona & Arkansas

 

2002

Idaho*, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, & Washington

 

2003

Missouri

 

2004

Connecticut & Tennessee*

 

2005

Montana

 

2006

Alaska

 

2007

Michigan, Pennsylvania, & South Dakota

 

2009

New Hampshire*

 

2010

Delaware, Kansas, & Wisconsin

 

2013

Nebraska

 

2014

Tennessee*

 

2015

New York

 

2018

Nevada

 

2019

California, Minnesota, & Vermont

 

 

*Classes were discontinued for a short time and then reopened this year.