LiveDAYBREAK Teen Leadership Council

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Giving back: LiveDAYBREAK awards scholarships to two teens who make a difference.

The Teen Council Program and Events are intended for those 13 to 18 years old.

Ongoing & Upcoming Teen Events

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LiveDAYBREAK Teen Scholarship Program

We are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2024-25 academic school year! This program is for students currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be a High School Junior or Senior, or concluding their term of deferment if the student deferred for military, humanitarian, or religious service. 

  • Note on deferment: In cases where a student has deferred, please apply when returning from deferment and NOT before. Those who have been accepted to a post-secondary institution but are going to defer should not submit an application but will have an opportunity to submit an application after the deferment period. 

All applications will be reviewed by LiveDAYBREAK staff and scholarships will be awarded by the LiveDAYBREAK Board of Directors. Two (2) $2,000 LiveDAYBREAK Teen Leadership Scholarships will be awarded. 

2024 Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Must be an active Junior or Senior in High School OR be a High School graduate with proof of deferment due to military, humanitarian, or religious service.
  • Must be a current Daybreak Resident. 
  • Though not required, preferably is a member of the LiveDAYBREAK Teen Leadership Council.
  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution (university, four-year college, community college, or vocational school) for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Must submit an application with the required personal statement on or before May 28, 2024
  • Must not have received another LiveDAYBREAK Teen Leadership Council Scholarship in the past.

A Complete Application Must Include: 

  • A correctly filled out Application Form (linked below)
  • A personal statement on how you have positively impacted the Daybreak Community through leadership
  • Statements must be centered around one of the five LiveDAYBREAK pillars (Lifelong Learning, Healthy Living, Giving Back, Connecting, Arts & Diversity)
  • The personal statement can be submitted in either a video or written essay (no more than 500 words) format.
  • Please include any pictures of documents in support of your statement.

Apply Here

The LiveDAYBREAK Teen Leadership Scholarship will be awarded in July 2024. Applications must be submitted to LiveDAYBREAK on or before May 28, 2024. Applicants will be notified no later than July 31, 2024 if they have been awarded the scholarship. 

Please email Madeline Shaffer at if you have any questions regarding the scholarship program or submittal. 

LiveDAYBREAK Teen Leadership Council Application

Join our Teen Leadership Council! Submit your applications here: 

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What is the Teen Council?

Foster and advance the mission of LiveDAYBREAK to create more fulfilling lives for teens in Daybreak through social events, educational opportunities, service to the community, healthy living, and embracing arts and diversity.

The council focuses on developing leadership and professional skills for teens, group comradery, and mentorship by creating/executing service projects and events for fellow Daybreak teens to enjoy. This is an excellent opportunity for teens to get more involved with their community, gain valuable skills, and even use it as a resume builder for college and jobs.

LiveDAYBREAK is committed to advancing teens professionally and personally and will set up, create, and provide opportunities for the council to learn life skills through presentations, job/college fairs, workshops, etc.

  1. Daybreak Teen Leadership Council consists of 10-20 teens between the ages of 13-18 years old.
  2. Members are required to attend bi-monthly meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month (excluding holidays) from 6-7 pm.
  3. All members are required to be present at 80% of all council meetings, activities, and events unless previously excused.
    1. Failure to do so will result in council membership being revoked.
    2. Appointment to the Teen Council will last until member graduates from high school or until otherwise ceases being an active member of the council.
  4. Council members will participate in quarterly projects and events.
    1. Social events will be held twice per year, and service/philanthropic events will be held twice per year.
      1. Must be based around at least one LiveDAYBREAK pillar.
      2. The council is responsible for conceptualizing and executing the event.
      3. Council members will participate and create two service projects each year.
      4. LiveDAYBREAK will act as an advisor for overall programming.
      5. All programming shall be approved through LiveDAYBREAK before any confirmations or commitments have taken place.
  5. Members are required to volunteer at three LiveDAYBREAK events per year.
  6. Members must complete 30 service hours over the course of a year.
    1. NOTE: the Teen Council year runs August through July
  7. Members that do not meet council requirements will be put on probation for the following council year. If requirements have not been met by the end of the second council year, membership on the council will be revoked.
  8. The Leadership Board is broken down into four positions (President, VP, and Secretary).
    1. Each position is termed for one year.
    2. Members of the teen council will vote and decide who will maintain each position. If a member is unable to fulfill that position, an interim council member will be elected for the remainder of the year.

Teen Council Positions


  • Holds a position of responsibility in council affairs, and must be an enthusiast and an optimist on council matters, must be dedicated and determined to plan and carry through an ambitious program of regular council activities.
  • Provides leadership and direction to the council organization
  • Presides at meetings of the council and oversees the executive committee
  • Represents Teen council at LiveDAYBREAK events/programs
  • Maintains regular contact with designated LiveDAYBREAK staff on council activities and plans
  • Ensures the completion of the club monthly report and submits it to LiveDAYBREAK by the stated deadline
  • Directly oversees all Event Committees and Chairs


  • Presides at meetings and events in the absence of the president
  • Assists in the plans, coordination, and recruitment of new members
  • Provides timely and interesting advance information for newsletters, social media, and mailings;
    1. Directly oversees Marketing Chair and Historian
  • Provides mentorship to new officers
  • Will assist LiveDAYBREAK representative in the planning and execution of the New Member social at the beginning of new a council year


  • Handles the correspondence of the club and keeps records of it;
  • Maintains official records of meetings;
  • Informs members of deadlines, future commitments, etc.
  • Maintains a roster of officers and other board members with current address, including email, and phone information
  • Distributes this roster to board members, council members, and LiveDAYBREAK
  • Maintains complete and up-to-date copies of the club’s organizational documents including volunteer hours and attendance

Marketing Chair

  • Year-round, overseen by VP, cannot be on Executive Board
  • Post on the Teen Council Instagram page with upcoming events, news, activities, and/or any other relevant items that Daybreak teens might be interested in
  • Assist in the promotion of events; putting up flyers, posting on social media, etc.
  • Can have a committee beneath to assist in promotional work and activity
  • Work directly with the Council historian

Event-specific chairs and committees

  • There are different event chairs and committees specifically related to the upcoming service project or event
  • These chairs and committees are not voted on by council members but are volunteer-based

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