Sponsor or Volunteer with TLC

“When you consider their friends and family members, that’s a lot of people being touched by this program.” – TLC volunteer

There are two ways of supporting the Teen Life Counts program.

Contributions allow JFS to continue to offer the program to thousands of area high school students free of charge. Your charitable donation can be made anytime by clicking here or by calling 504-831-8475.

Volunteer Educators are also welcome. The TLC program relies on dozens of Volunteer Educators to teach an established suicide prevention and awareness program to students in the Greater New Orleans area.

Volunteer Educators complete an in-depth training program including:

  • Curriculum Orientation (4 hours)
  • Observe full TLC course (2 or 3 days, 3 hours total)
  • Debrief with TLC Coordinator (1 day, 15-30 minutes)
  • Teach full TLC course observed by TLC Coordinator

After completing their initial training, TLC volunteer educators are required to teach the TLC program in at least two area schools per semester and attend approximately two additional TLC educator support meetings over the course of the year.

General Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Availability on weekdays during school hours
  • Experience working with teens preferably as a teacher, counselor, or clinician
  • Experience with multi-media (PowerPoint, LCD/laptop/SmartBoard)
  • Internet access and an email account
  • Willingness to work with diverse populations
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality per HIPPA requirements where applicable

If you would like to help save lives through education, please complete a Volunteer Educator Application and our Program Coordinator will get back with you.