The TAC shall be made up of no less than 6 members and no more than 9 members.
Members will be interviewed and selected by the current TAC members, in conjunction with the NSA Executive Director each year.
Must be at least 14 years of age (at the time of their first conference serving on the TAC) and no older than 18 years of age to serve on the council.
Must have attended at least two conferences (may include current) to serve on TAC.
Members serve at the discretion of the Family Programs Committee.
Members that do not fulfill their active role may be asked by the Executive Director to resign from the Teen Advisory Council.
TAC members must agree to be members of the NSA Teen Facebook page. It is the responsibility of the TAC members to regularly post to and respond to their peers’ posts on the Facebook page in a supportive and timely manner.
TAC members must agree to be diligent in reading and responding to correspondence (email and social media, e.g. NSA Teen Facebook page) from the Family Programs Chair, Executive Director, TAC Chair, other TAC members, Board Members and NSA staff in a timely manner (no more than 3 days). If the member regularly fails to respond in a timely manner, the TAC Chair will issue the TAC member a warning. If the TAC member continues to ignore emails, the member will be put on probation or asked for his or her resignation.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Take the lead with teen submissions for Letting Go. Contact other NSA teens to solicit articles for the newsletter, in addition to submitting articles of their own.
Serve as liaison for NSA internet groups (e.g.: report to NSA groups the events related to the TAC).
Serve as liaison with NSAKids and Teen group activities.
Remain active on the NSA Teen Facebook page/group.
Participate in and host NSA Google Hangouts.
Liaison with Executive Director, Family Programs Chair, and TAC chair as needed.
Make themselves available as mentors to NSAkids, ‘tweens, and teens.
Be a visible presence to the general NSA and NSA Family membership. Stress the strong leadership and mentorship aspects of the TAC; supportive contacts and positive advice.
Attend all Annual Conferences during your term.
Act as a role model for other NSA members. Appropriate dress and conduct are essential while at the Annual Conference or while attending any NSA event.
Attend activities during the conference as specified by the Family Programs Committee.
Provide ideas and leadership for more small-group interactive activities during workshops throughout the conference schedule.
Liaison with the Executive Director, Family Programs Chair, and TAC Chair regarding these scheduling and activities.
Provide input regarding more clinically based activities and workshops that would be helpful for teens who stutter.
Organize and participate in the Teen Panel workshops for the youth and the parents.
Attend scheduled workshops and arrive on time and ready to participate.
One or more TAC members will attend each teen, ‘tween, kids and sibling workshop unless discussed previously with Executive Director and TAC Chair.
Help to organize the teaming event, and attend the event as applicable.
Encourage teens and kids to attend workshops.
TAC Chair is elected annually by TAC members for a 3 (three) year term after selection of new members.
Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for TAC Chair position.
Must have served as a TAC member for at least one full year before becoming eligible for the chair position.
CHAIN OF COMMAND
Executive Director/NSA Staff
Family Programs Chair
National Stuttering Association
New York, NY 10036