of Greater Santa Barbara


Teen Center Creates Advocacy Campaign with TVSB


This spring, girls from the Teen Center colaborated with TVSB to create a video with the  Student Voices campaign. The video was a part of an ongoing project in which the teens learned how to create an advocacy campaign around something they cared about. They chose to create a campaign to advocate for changes they wanted to see at the center to represent their independence as teens, including desiging their own t-shirts to look different from the traditional Girls Inc. red shirts.

The video, “Teen Girls Advocating for their Rights,” was written and created by the girls with production support from TVSB.

As a result of their video, the girls are designing and producing the first “Teen Center” T-shirt in partnership with Graphic Ink. in Goleta. We are proud of the teens for using their voice and their influence to create the change they want to see.

The Teen Center provides after-school and summer camp programs for girls in grades 7-12, with a focus on leadership development through project-based learning, community service, and advocacy and action.

(note: video link will take you to TVSB’s website.)