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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 Nina (Bachrach) Larson 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 learn the importance of networking, financial literacy, conflict resolution and stress management strategies, and so much more. Guest speakers share their leadership journeys. Previous guest speakers include Nonprofit Directors, high school principals, small business owners, and others.


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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