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Schools

Active Programs:

Velocity:

  • Aaron Cohn Middle School
  • Arnold Middle School
  • Blackmon Road Middle School
  • Calvary Christian School
  • Double Churches Middle School
  • East Columbus Magnet Academy
  • Fort Middle School
  • Harris County Carver Middle School
  • Midland Middle School
  • St. Anne-Pacelli
  • Veterans Memorial Middle School

Teen Advisors:

  • Calvary Christian School
  • Carver High School
  • Columbus High School
  • Hardaway High School
  • Harris County High School
  • Northside High School
  • St. Anne-Pacelli

What does it mean that these schools have an active program?

The schools listed here currently have active programs where student members of Velocity or Teen Advisors go into the classroom of younger students during the school day to present Classroom Sessions.* If your student attends one of the above schools, they can join the age-appropriate program and participate in Classroom Sessions, if they choose. Classroom Sessions are important because they give students a way to be a leader, but Classroom Sessions aren't the only thing that students in Velocity/Teen Advisors do! Students from all schools who join our program - this involves registering and attending a mandatory training event - are invited to participate in events and activities with their peers. Events include themed parties, service days, small group activities, and gender-specific activities - plenty of fun events to build friendship with other Velocity/Teen Advisors at your school and across the community! 

I don't see my student's school listed, what does that mean? 

If your student's school is not listed, he/she can still join Velocity, Elevate, or Teen Advisors! Any teenager grades 7-12 can join one of our programs (including homeschool). Students from all schools who join our program - this involves registering and attending a mandatory training event - are invited to participate in events and activities with their peers. Events include themed parties, service days, small group activities, and gender-specific activities. A student's school does not limit the number of activities he/she is invited to attend. 

How does a school get an active program? 

In order to have an active Velocity or Teen Advisors program, we need three key elements. First, we need administrative support. The school's principal and, typically, counselor must agree to allow Velocity/Teen Adivsor students to hold classroom session and be willing to work with our staff to schedule these sessions. Second, we need a dedicated volunteer, who we call a Team Leader. Teen Advisors/Velocity has a small staff so we rely on volunteers to help organize and coordinate our activities at schools. Often the Team Leader is a parent of a student in the program, but any adult who will uphold our mission and can dedicate the required time is welcome! Third, we need students at the school to register for the program. A successful Classroom Session requires at least 6 students and schools with a larger number of members are able to do more Classroom Sessions and impact more students. If you would like to discuss the possibility of opening an active program at a local school, please CONTACT US.

*During a Classroom Session, a small group of Velocity/Teen Advisor students goes into the classroom of younger students to present lessons on teen-centered topics (e.g. Friends and Peer Pressure, Families, Self-Worth). Our staff trains the students on the topic and equips them to interact with younger students in a way that encourages the younger students. Classroom Sessions may sound like nerve-wracking presentations, but our students love the opportunity to talk with younger peers and encourage them! Elevate (9th grade) students do not present Classroom Sessions at their school, but visit the classrooms of 5th grade students in the spring; if your child joins Elevate, they will receive details about the option of participating in this training.

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