Youth from every middle school and high school in Columbia are invited to help make the community even more fun by becoming members of Columbia Association’s (CA) Teen Advisory Committee and CA’s Middle School Advisory Committee.
The purpose of the each committee is to develop, plan and then implement positive youth programs and activities for youth in Columbia. The Teen Advisory Committee is for youth between the ages of 13 and 19, while the Middle School Advisory Committee is for those between the ages of 11 and 13.
Youth can let their voices be heard and have their ideas come to life. Some of the committees’ past signature events and activities include the Battle of the Bands, Teen Idol, a Summer Pool Party, the Middle School Takeover of Supreme Sports Club, and the Xbox Challenge. Students also can earn community service hours for serving on the committees.
Committee meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Barn, which is located at 5853 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center. For more information, please contact Safire Windley by emailing Safire.Windley@ColumbiaAssociation.org or calling 410-992-3726.
About Columbia Association
Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit service corporation that manages Columbia, MD, a master planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at ColumbiaAssociation.org.
About CA’s Youth and Teen Center at The Barn
The Youth and Teen Center (YTC) at The Barn is a fun, safe way for teens and pre-teens to socialize and participate in recreational and educational programs. Columbia and Howard County kids ages 9 to 18 are welcomed year round with after-school, summer time and some weekend activities and programs that are designed to promote self-esteem and to develop life skills. For more information on the YTC, go to ColumbiaAssociation.org/YTCatTheBarn or call 410-992-3726.