Teen Advisory Council

…Our Hope for Tomorrow

Important Registration Update

Please register with a personal email address and NOT a HCPSS email address, as we cannot access anything sent from behind the school system’s firewall. If you have previously registered with a HCPSS email address please reach out to us at admin@hcdrugfree.org so we can process your information.

How do I Become a TAC Member?

  1. Read the Teen Advisory Council Description.
  2. Fill out the NEW 2022-23 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.

If you cannot attend the meetings but would like to be informed about other volunteer opportunities, complete the registration form so you will be added to the email list to hear about service opportunities first.

Our 2022-2023 Meeting/Event Dates

  • Monday, September 19, 2022
  • Monday, October 17, 2022
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022 (Medication and Sharps “Take Back Day” collection)
  • Monday, November 14, 2022
  • Monday, December 5, 2022
  • Monday, January 9, 2023
  • Monday, February 6, 2023
  • Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Monday, April 17, 2023 Register to receive Zoom link
  • Saturday, April 22, 2023 (Medication and Sharps “Take Back Day” collection) Register to Volunteer
  • May TBD
  • June TBD

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 students in grades 8 through 12 (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.