Greenacres-based Talented Teen Club fosters self-confidence in young people

What does Talented Teen Club do?

Talented Teen Club strives to reach, teach, guide, and inspire underserved youths toward healthy ways of living. The organization engages at-risk youth in year-round programming — building skills, nurturing relationships, and providing resources that help youths thrive in challenging circumstances such as living in group homes, foster care, or multi-generational poverty.

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Shawn King, founder and CEO of Talented Teen Club.

Our efforts begin at the most foundational level, providing education and resources for healthy hygiene, good nutrition, and other forms of self-care. From there, we foster the development of skills that build confidence and opportunity, such as physical fitness through our track program, grooming and career skills through hair design workshops, and character development through ongoing mentoring and coaching.

How does your agency benefit the community?

The Talented Teen Club organization offers support to Palm Beach County teenagers to help them gain self-sufficiency through mentorship, leadership and skill development. It provides resume-writing guidance, employment training and gives clothing and hygiene products to needy youth.

What is your agency’s focus for the future?

Continuing to engage additional at-risk youth to develop competence in academic, social, and vocational skills; confidence – positive self-identity for all teens; connections to leaders, entrepreneurs, community, family, and peers; and character – positive values, integrity, and moral commitment.

How can the community help?

Become a mentor, a partner or donor. For more information, go to www.talentedteenclub.org. 

Mission

Talented Teen Club strives to reach, teach, guide, and inspire underserved youths toward healthy ways of living, building teens’ self-esteem through motivation and participation.

Key programs

Push for Girls and Boys Leadership Academy: An in-depth mentoring program targeted for middle- and high-school girls and boys providing help on Saturdays from  entrepreneurs and community leaders. Components include entrepreneurship, school and/or career preparation and work-based learning experiences; youth development and leadership; personal mission statement; and mentor/mentee goal setting and vision-casting.