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.
Two of our key initiatives in supporting TeenPact’s vision of changing lives to change the world are discipleship and political understanding/involvement.
Several years ago, we implemented the Jimmy Brazell Community Impact Scholarship Award essay contest, which focuses on the discipleship aspect of sharing the love of Jesus Christ in our communities. Since its introduction, we have received over 200 essays from students making an impact in their communities, highlighting the top essays at National Convention.
In honor of our 25th anniversary, the TeenPact Board of Directors introduced a new scholarship recognizing the political involvement component of our ministry. The Tim Echols Political Involvement Award will be awarded to three recipients who have displayed an exemplary application of the skills learned through TeenPact as they’ve been involved politically in their communities – either locally or across the country. Three deserving recipients will be announced at National Convention 2023 and will receive a scholarship to the Alumni event of their choosing in 2023.
Tim Echols and and his wife, Windy, proudly call the bustling metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, home. It was here that they raised their seven children. Tim currently serves as a Public Service Commissioner for the State of Georgia. With boundless energy and passion, Tim has worked tirelessly in the pro-life movement with Care Net, the Justice Foundation, and Georgia Right to Life.
Tim founded TeenPact with a vision to help Christian families build within their kids practical knowledge about leadership, politics, and citizenship. Some of his favorite memories were made during the early days of TeenPact as he and Windy watched God open doors to move TeenPact from new state to new state and provide a network of families committed to keep the ministry growing.
You can read more of Tim’s story on our blog.
“Describe a situation where you have been involved in a political campaign, either on a local or national basis.” After participating in a TeenPact State Class we are encouraged to be involved in the political. Please tell about a specific time when you engaged the culture through your involvement.
Submissions may be emailed to Peter Martin, President of TeenPact, at [email protected]. Submissions must be received by Monday, May 8, 2023 to be eligible. All entrants will be notified of the outcome by Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
Scholarships will be awarded to the top three essays. Each winner will receive a full tuition scholarship to be used towards a 2023 Alumni Event of their choice.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and notified prior to receiving their award.
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