Empowering Columbia’s Youth

Our youth and teens deserve to have their voices heard in the community, and the Teen and Middle School Advisory Committee is here to empower young people to get involved and plan youth-led programs. 

This committee is looking for new members! Anyone interested should email Rene Buckmon (rene.buckmon@columbiaassociation.org) for the application. The only requirement to serve on the committee is being a middle or high school student in Howard County (including homeschooled students).


Chair: TBD

Vice Chair: TBD

CA liaison: Rene Buckmon 

CA Board of Directors liaison: Chris Fuchs

The Teen and Middle School Advisory Committee is made up of two groups: high school (ages 13-19) and middle school (ages 11-13). These groups serve as a resource to the CA staff and the Board of Directors to ensure that the needs and interests of teenagers in Columbia are met. Members organize and implement programs and activities for their peers, gaining self-confidence, leadership experience and new friends along the way. 

Click here to read the Teen and Middle School Advisory Committee Charter.

Meetings / Sessions

Middle schoolers on the Teen and Middle School Advisory Committee meet at 6pm on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. High schoolers meet monthly, typically on the third Tuesday at 5pm.

Request a File

If you are looking for a file and you cannot locate it, please fill out the file request form below and we will send it to you as soon as we can.

Request Form - Committee Files