Teen Advisory Council

…Our Hope for Tomorrow

How do I Become a TAC Member?

  1. Read the Teen Advisory Council Description.
  2. Fill out the NEW 2021-22 school year registration form and email to admin@hcdrugfree.org or mail it to:
    HC DrugFree
    5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 206
    Wilde Lake Village Center
    Columbia, MD 21044

If meetings/events are held in person, the Howard County Public School System’s weather, etc. cancellation policies apply. However, at this time, meetings/events will be online unless specified.

Our 2021-2022 Meeting/Event Dates

Unless otherwise advertised, TAC meets online from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Must register for each meeting/event to receive access links. Contact Admin@hcdrugfree.org with questions.

  • Monday, September 27
  • Monday, October 11
  • Saturday, October 23 (Medication and Sharps “Take Back Day” collection)
  • Monday, November 15 (View HAZE, a documentary film telling Gordie’s story and connecting the dots between alcohol on campus and hazing. Discussion to follow.)
  • Monday, December 20 (Safe Driving Program for Howard County Teens and their Parents.)
  • Monday, January 31 (Teens Engage in Fun Competition to Test Their Knowledge. Plan Middle School Life Skills Classes.)
  • Monday, February 21 (Teens Discuss What’s Happening in Howard County – Mental Health, Substance Use/Misuse, Finding New Normal, etc.)
  • Monday, March 21 (NIDA’s Drug and Alcohol Facts Week)
  • Saturday, April 30 (Medication and Sharps “Take Back Day” collection)
  • No May meeting

What does the Teen Advisory Council Do and Who Is On It?

HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council provides the youth perspective to the staff and Board of Directors of HC DrugFree to increase the effectiveness of HC DrugFree’s programs, newsletters, website and other services.

The Teen Advisory Council is composed of Howard County high school students (public, private and home school) who meet monthly during the school year to discuss teen use of alcohol and other drugs, and to develop educational messages that promote HC DrugFree’s vision of a county where teens are drug-free by choice.

Faces of Prevention in Howard County Today

Benefits of Joining the Teen Advisory Council:

  • Meet new people from other schools
  • Gain knowledge of what’s happening in Howard County
  • Feel empowered to make a difference
  • Community service hours available

Why Should You Join the Teen Advisory Council? Check out this video.

For more information, please contact Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director at 443-325-0040 or email admin@hcdrugfree.org.