Presentation on theme: "Prepared by Lady Elaine Singh"— Presentation transcript:
1Prepared by Lady Elaine Singh The Role of the TTA AdvisorPrepared by Lady Elaine Singh
2The definition of a Top Teens of America Advisor per our governance states: “The Top Teens of America Advisor should be able to-”
3Keep confidential information and varying viewpoints of teenagers TALKLISTENKeep confidential information and varying viewpoints of teenagersand…
4She should be able to recognize the chronological and educational maturity of young people and facilitate age appropriate activities.
5Our documents also state that the role of the TTA Advisor is to:
6Supervise the Top Teens of America Program of Work.
7Coordinate the Top Teens of America Program activities.
8Work cooperatively with the Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated Service to Youth Committee in order to facilitate the execution of the Top Teens of America Program, as approved by TLOD.
9Plan chapter attendance and participation forArea and National meetings.
10Conduct National Program of Work leadership training workshops for Top Teens of America as approved by Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.
11Report to the Local TLOD Chapter monthly concerning TTA activities, projects and financial status.
12Prepare annual chapter reports and forward to the designated Area and National officers by the predetermined deadline dates.
13Provide written financial reports for the TTA Chapter to the TLOD chapter.
14The Assistant TTA Advisor(s) shall: Receive directives from theTTA Advisor.b. Assist the TTA Advisor with her duties and responsibilities.
15The Assistant Top Teens of America Advisor shall have knowledge of the Chapter's operations and be capable of continuing the duties of theTop Teens of America Advisor.Attend Area and National meetings.
16Meet with the TTA Advisor prior to the beginning of the calendar year to receive duties and/or assignments and discuss the Program of Work.
20She is the CEO FOR TEENS Chair the Service to Youth Committee. Train Teen Executive Board/Committee.Report to her TLOD Chapter.
21ADMINISTRATOR Prepare Annual chapter reports and forward on time. Prepare meeting items.
22SECRETARYAnswer telephone calls, s and correspondence from teens, parents and ladies.Schedule activities timely.Prepare Newsletter or other correspondence.Prepare agendas.
23MENTOR Good listening habits. Encourage and help to nurture relationships.Teen to TeenLadies to TeensTeens to Ladies
24TACTFUL Watch for sensitive spots. Respect Teens views Be a team builder
25CHEERLEADERFor teens, parents and TLOD to participate in Program of Work activities.
26A Top Teens Advisor has many talents -- CredibilityMotivatorPeople SkillsTeam PlayerKnowledge of TTA/TLODManagement skillsNetworking SkillsFlexibleMotivatorProblem-solving skillsTechnical SkillsOrganizerLIKES YOUTH
27“What is a Top Teens Advisor” She is a LadyTHAT SHOWS TRAITS THAT SHE CARESSome of those traits are:
44STRATEGYThe TTA Advisor helps the teens to plan ongoing workshops, trainings and other activities.
45M MISSION TOP TEENS’ MANTRA To be positive and assured teens The Teen Advisor through the TLOD helps to plan programs to execute and help teens develop a more positive and assured outlook
46Hold workshops and sponsor seminars on: Self-esteemRespectDecision-makingTeens’ life skills
47O OWNERSHIP Take ownership of making healthy choices TOP TEENS’ MANTRA :Take ownership of making healthy choicesPrograms to enhance teens’ problem solving skills.
48Sponsor the TTA Healthy Choices program and encourage total TTA participation
49M MENTAL TOUGHNESS TOP TEENS’ MANTRA To have mental toughness for problem solving.Plan programs to enhance teens’ problem solving skills.
50Plan sessions and forums on positive decision making. Collaborate with local organizations that sponsor similar initiatives.
51E EMPOWERMENT Empowered to lead in the 21st Century TOP TEENS’ MANTRAEmpowered to lead in the21st CenturyDevelop workshops to train teens to be effective leaders.
52Implement a ‘Chapter’Leadership AcademyINCLUDE IT IN YOURPROGRAM OF WORKSRequire TTA officers to focus on office responsibilityFocus on TTA and Non-TTA Leadership essentials
53N NETWORKING Network with each other and others TOP TEENS’ MANTRANetwork with each other and othersAssist teens in reaching obtainable education and life goals.
54Offer tutorial and other academic assistance to Teens. Provide an internal referral network of resources for scholarships, technical schools and other post-high school options.
55“Top Teens of America and TLOD” T TEAMWORKTOP TEENS’ MANTRAPart of a team—“Top Teens of America and TLOD”The TTA Advisor serves as the liaison to plan programs and projects that allow TTA and TLOD to interact as a team.
56Plan activities that teens and ladies can do together. Hold joint meetings where teens preside.Ladies attend at least one joint meeting as guests of the teensTeens attend at least one meeting as guest of the TLOD chapterUse this as a workshop to practice chapter operations.
57U UNITY A unit of one…. TOP TEENS’ MANTRA Plan workshops and programs to promote the appreciation of ethnic and cultural heritage.Sponsor programs and workshops around cultural events such as Kwanzaa, King’s Birthday and Black History Month.
58M MENTORING TEEN MANTRA Come together for mentorship Plan projects and workshops that will establish a responsible and empowered relationship between Ladies and Teens.
59Encourage each Lady and Teen to engage in the Me and My Mentor program. Plan mentor/mentee related activities.
60WORKSHOP SUGGESTIONS FINANCIAL AID Particularly helpful to graduating seniors and the 16 year olds that are entering the ‘work force’.Encourages wise choices in spendingEncourages saving.
61PUBLIC SPEAKINGConsider establishing a mini Youth Leadership Program through Toastmasters.Overcome the nervousness everyone feels when asked to speak before an audience.Organize and present their ideas logically and convincingly.Learn how to listen carefully to others' ideas.
62SELF-ESTEEMDevelops confidenceDevelops pride in ‘self’
63Chapter Operations and Officers Training Teaches ongoing leadership skills both in TTA and in Non TTA situations and activities including:School – high school and collegeWorkRoutine interaction
64ETIQUETTEPlan Mentor/Mentee lunch or dinner event within a formal setting.Conferences are an excellent place to practice their skills.
65TEAMWORKPlan a workshop on role playing involving teamwork.
66HEALTHY CHOICES Can cover a variety of topics. Topics should depend on level of membership.Can include nutrition, AIDs Awareness, Mental Health, etc.Get topics of interest from teens.
67CAREER DAY Include members of your TLOD chapter. Can be a mini-workshop or a larger event.
68RESOURCES Look to your internal resources Top Ladies and parents Members of other organizations –Ladies’ & Men’s groupsThe INTERNET is also an excellent resource.
69Include mini-workshops in the TTA Program of Works.Schedule each month.Hold before or at the end of Chapter meetings.Evaluate the progress of your teens’ attitude, skills and awareness.
70Teen Advisors – Include the other Top Ladies Teen Advisors - Ask for help!Ladies – Get involved with the TTA activities.Develop a relationship with your mentee.Teens – Contact your mentor – it works both ways
71We need you to make it all happen. SHOW YOUR TOP TEENS ADVISOR THAT YOU CAREWe’re in this together.Ladies and Teens –Work with usWe need you.We need you to make it all happen.