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Teen LEADS is the ultimate platform for empowering the next generation of leaders and fostering community engagement! It's not your ordinary leadership workshop; it's a transformative journey that equips high school students with the skills, confidence, and vision to make a lasting impact in their communities. Teen LEADS nurtures the spirit of social responsibility, ensuring that our young leaders become catalysts for change in their communities. We go beyond the classroom to encourage young people to actively participate in collaborative projects and learn from real local leaders. Sign up today and start your leadership journey today!


August 12 - 16

9:30 - 2:30 PM 

  • Action-packed workshops led by relatable mentors who understand the challenges and aspirations of high school students

  • Engaging activities that ignite creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills

  • Inspirational guest speakers from diverse fields

  • Interactive sessions on effective communication and building self-confidence


August 19 - 23

9:30 - 2:30 PM

  • Workshops and discussions on advocacy and community empowerment

  • Meaningful community service projects that address issues that resonate with teens, such as mental health awareness and environmental sustainability

  • Case studies that allow teens to apply leadership skills in practical contexts

This year, we're excited to announce a special collaboration with Veolia! One day of each session will be spent at Veolia's facilities in Haworth, New Jersey. Teens will learn about the environment, participate in STEM activities, and explore nature. Veolia will provide breakfast and lunch during the field trips. Teen LEADS will take place at our office on all other days. Our address is 64 Passaic Street Hackensack, NJ 07601.

What is Teen LEADS?

Teen LEADS is a unique initiative aimed at empowering young individuals to become engaged and responsible members of their community. Adolescents learn strategies and skills that will prepare them to address issues in their schools, neighborhoods, and beyond. 

How do I get Teen LEADS programming at my school?

High School LEADS is based off our Bergen LEADS professional development training. Adapted for high school students, LEADS can be administered at high school through a school club or as a supplement to a civics class. To request access to Teen LEADS programming material, contact Rachel Feinmark at

Is Teen LEADS offered outside of school?

Thanks to support from our presenting sponsor Veolia, we offer Teen LEADS at Bergen Volunteers' office twice each year. Our summer intensive and teacher's week sessions are designed to equip youth with practical real-world skills. Students will practice communication skills, learn about conflict resolution, and explore what it means to be a leader in their school and their community.  Each day includes hands-on activities, guest speakers, and meaningful project work.


Contact Rachel Feinmark at 201.489.5176 or

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Anti-Discrimination and Confidentiality Policies

Bergen Volunteers respect the confidentiality and individual rights of privacy of all Teen LEADS applicants. 

Bergen Volunteers' Teen LEADS does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, affectional or sexual orientation, marital or familial status, income, disability or liability for service in the armed forces of the United States.

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