TLC stands for Teens Who Listen And Care. (Source: WOIO)
The teens even helped with the 19 Action News Share Your Holidays donation drive. (Source: WOIO)
BEDFORD, OH (WOIO) -
A local high school has a very successful program to teach students how to help others.
Students at Bedford High understand that to lead is to serve. Many take part in the TLC program, which stands for "Teens Who Listen And Care." They hold food drives all year long for needy school families, rake leaves for the elderly and even helped with the 19 Action News Share Your Holidays donation drive. They also do peer-to-peer mediation.
"We'll sit down and listen to what the conflict is and not solve their problems, but try to help them solve them on their own," explained Chase McCullough, TLC president.
They invited Romona Robinson to a meeting this week. The topic was what to tell seniors to encourage them to graduate on time.
"Turn your work in, talk to your teachers, always check your grades, and see what work you're missing," said McCullough.
Students credit their advisor, Brenda Reece and principal Samuel Vawters, with teaching them to be leaders.