Town Hall for Teens
NTARUPT’s Youth Advisory Board and the Dallas Youth Commission are proud to host the 2022 Town Hall for Teens. NTARUPT is an adolescent pregnancy prevention awareness campaign hosted in Dallas, and we are very excited to be partnering with them to host this event. We are looking to serve up to 100 teens in the Dallas area that are high school students through Uplift charter schools, DISD, and youth-serving community organizations. The event is FREE for participants, and we are providing snacks, dinner, and a $30 Amazon gift card.
The focus of the town hall is teen health and social injustice. The Town Hall for Teens will give the YAB and YC members a platform to voice their grievances to elected officials and make a change in their communities. The teens that attend the Town Hall for Teens will also be allowed to speak with the elected officials and voice their concerns. Vendors that serve teens in the Dallas area will also be in attendance. NTARUPT will also provide chaperones for the youth at the event.
Date and Time
The Town Hall for Teens will be on October 19th, 2022 from
5 pm-7 pm.
This event will be hosted at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library - 1515 Young St, Dallas, TX.
DART buses will be rerouted to a central high school (listed below) in every district to pick up teens.
Yes, there will be food provided at the event. All food accommodations will be handled by NTARUPT.
What will we be discussing?
Texas Sex Ed TEKS ( state standards for Texas public schools)
Adding consent and inclusivity into the curriculum and making it mandatory
Equity regarding access to health care.
Additional topics and concerns can be submitted in the form below. Anything you think is relevant to teens and their communities is something worth discussing.
Who will be attending?
As of the moment, we are aiming for around a hundred people to attend. If necessary, there will be a Zoom option provided (yes, you will still receive the gift card and have the opportunity to speak) for those who are not able to attend in person. These are the organizations that are planned to be present:
Dallas Youth Commission
DFW teens (9th-12th)
Elected officials and other professionals who will be attending are also shown below.