Walking In Authority
''We Aspire To Inspire!''
Walking In Authority Teen Council (WIATC) empowers teens (13-19) and their parents in Metro Atlanta to advocate for themselves, gain exposure to civic duty, and develop leadership skills in preparation to address community issues and become agents of change.
What We Do
Looking Into The Future
History of the Walking In Authority Teen Council
In 2008, WIATC was first established as the Forest Park Teen Council. In June 2016, we officially changed our name to Walking in Authority Teen Council.
From 2008 till now, we continue to carry a legacy that emphasizes the engagement of youth towards all matters involving their communities. Rain or shine, we WALK IN AUTHORITY!
We have strong retention rates for our members who represent nearly all the high schools and middle schools within Clayton County. We continue to WALK IN AUTHORITY, taking great steps towards further expansion within every high school as we set up satellite chapters.
GA CITIES REPRESENTED:
Leadership training and education supported by life skills training rooted in social and emotional learning competencies creates a more informed student and young adult.
Our leadership efforts are framed within the context of social responsibility and civic engagement developing concrete social and emotional skills to support a life of community advocacy.
Youth empowerment is aimed at civic engagement, access to resources and opportunities for education and employment. When youth participate in established empowerment programs they see a variety of benefits.
Using a bold and innovative approach to social improvement, we hold our youth, parents, committed stakeholders, and community accountable to address the most inescapable multifaceted issues.
Civic engagement and networking expose youth and parents to local, regional, and national government operations, and actively engages the community around social and civic issues helping to navigate career choices.