New year for the N-Teens


Mrs. Kelsey Becich answering students’ questions. Becich, the sponsor of the club, organized the first meeting.

Nadja Kostadinovic, Author

Lake Central’s impactful community service-based club, N-Teens, started off its year on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The club meetings take place in the LGI Room and are organized by Mrs. Kelsey Becich, English, and Ms. Gabby Rapin, Science. The first meeting was an introduction for the club and an opportunity for new members to sign up and join it.

“N-Teens is a community service and social-based club [where members] volunteer around the community and plan events at the school,” Mrs. Becich said.

The club participates in a variety of different activities throughout the year. These activities vary from organizing and preparing school activities to volunteering in the community.

“We’re responsible for planning Winter Formal. The kids also volunteer all throughout the community. We do Habitat for Humanity, local animal shelters and craft shows,” Becich said.

Mrs. Becich, who has been leading the club for the last four year, plays an organizational role as its sponsor.  

“I communicate with different people in the community to see what volunteer opportunities are available, and I organize these events,” Mrs. Becich said.

The social and service based structure of the club connects students with the community. The members must complete 30 volunteer hours this year and try to volunteer in as many different places as possible.

“I like the fact that it brings everyone together to help out in the community. It should be a good opportunity to make some new friends. I love to help out and volunteer. I’m making sure I get involved for college applications,” Kayla Carlson (10) said.

The club also has a various social aspects. Students plan and execute the Winter Formal, go on a Chicago shopping trip and go to Six Flags at the end of the year.

“I’m looking forward to decorating for Winter Formal because I love decorating, and it should be a lot of fun,” Carlson said.