“One thing I love about Teen Leadership Corps is making a difference in someone’s life. It makes me feel so good and motivates me to do more for others everyday."
Catherine – High School Senior
"Through the Teen Leadership Corps class I have learned so much more about the young and elderly, and I have learned not to “judge a book by its cover” because one never knows what issues a person is dealing with at home."
Caitlin – High School Senior
"Because of my TLC class I have learned how to sacrifice for others, the meaning of sincere generosity and about the importance of organizations like Goodwill."
Catherine – High School Senior
"What I love most about Teen Leadership Corps is the satisfied feeling that I get after helping out in whatever way I can. I like it when the simple things I do brighten people’s days and make them smile and laugh."
Sarah – High School Junior
"One thing I love about TLC is that you learn so much about other people and the ‘stuff’ they go through – people just like me but they have their unique stories to share and this has taught me how to better myself and others as well."
Katlynn – High School Senior
"Teen Leadership Corps has impacted my life more than I could ever describe. It has not just impacted my life but changed it completely. Because of this class I have found a sense of responsibility, I make my decisions based on being in the class and knowing that I am a leader, and I need to make the right decision. I have learned about different organizations by being a part of something much bigger than myself. This class has opened my eyes to so many things and I can honestly say it has been the most influential thing ever in my life."
Shaye – High School Senior
Lauren – High School Junior
“When we go to the elementary school, the kids really look up to us. We all love the feeling that we’re their hero’s and we really understand the importance of being a leader and good role model for them."
Alexa – High School Senior
“The Teen Leadership Corps class has made me a better person. I strive to help people daily – this makes me feel really good and I also understand the importance of being a good leader."
Caleigh – High School Senior
“Teen Leadership Corps allows students to reach out to both young and older members of our community and lend a hand when needed, even if it’s not asked for. What I enjoy the most is knowing that we have touched so many hearts."
Caroline – High School Senior
“Service – based learning gives students skills and abilities no other class in school does, such as learning how to cope with difficult situations, learning how far one small deed can go, the importance of really listening to others, figuring out appropriate ways to help other people and realizing what a real leader is capable of."
John – High School Junior
“It’s just the best feeling in the world to know that you have impacted other’s lives significantly just by doing small things for them like reading of just being there for them if they need to talk to someone."
Sierra – High School Senior
“Through the Teen Leadership Corps class we have learned to reach out to our city and community to help those less fortunate, it has been such a rewarding opportunity and I know we have changed lives for the better."
Jaclynn – High School Senior
“I love the Teen Leadership Corps class because one day I get to help the elderly and the next day I am helping younger students. It really makes me feel good knowing that I am helping all generations."
Armelle – High School Junior
"We are very excited to have the Teen Leadership Corps program here at Ginn Academy, its something that’s needed in all high schools. We tend to overlook these areas of leadership – The Teen Leadership Corps class gives us the opportunity to be a game changer and do our part to change the world."
Ted Ginn Senior, founder of Ginn Academy (Cleveland, OH.)
“It is my belief that the leadership course that I have sought for many years has been found with Teen Leadership Corps when you couple the service learning requirement with leadership curriculum. We have finally found that elusive ‘vehicle for creating a culture of leadership in our schools. What a great opportunity for our youth!”
Dennis Doughty - school superintendent
“The Teen Leadership Corps class creates a special energy among our students and provides opportunities and experiences for a level of service incorporating higher level thinking skills. Through the TLC class the students learn that they are an integral part of our community through their interaction and support of several community agencies. I highly recommend this program for all schools.”
Dr. Judy Monaghan, Superintendent of SCCS
"Teen Leadership Corps has been outstanding in supporting our mission to provide employment services for the disabled and disadvantaged. TLC conducts a major clothing drive on our behalf among its member high schools. This group organized and managed the entire activity, from beginning to end. The effort was so successful that next year’s drive already is being planned. We are deeply grateful for such support and look forward to maintaining our relationship with Teen Leadership Corps in the years to come."
Jeff Reed Director, Development and Marketing Goodwill Industries
“We are excited to partner with Teen Leadership Corps to offer mentorship opportunities to these high school student leaders while simultaneously increasing the number of youth being mentored to enhance their future."
Amy Roldan, Executive Director – Big Brothers/Big Sisters
“The Cleveland Indians are proud to partner with Teen Leadership Corps as ambassadors of our High Achievers Kids Club. TLC is cultivating leaders in our high schools and assisting the implementation of our education program in elementary schools to help lay the foundation for future leaders. We are excited to continue this partnership of developing well-rounded, positive, and productive youth in Northeast Ohio.”
Steven Frowerk, Director of Community Outreach and Charities, Cleveland Indians
"What impresses me the most about the curriculum and emphasis of Teen Leadership Corps is the focus on servant leadership, 'How do I make my school and community a better place?' When the students discover this by actually doing it, they take that approach with them beyond Teen Leadership to make their world a better place."
Donald Tomaszewski, Plant Manager, Pepperidge Farm, Willard, OH
Lou Holtz, ESPN commentator and former football coach – University of Notre Dame