empowering teens


to take action in their own lives and communities

community events

All In Casino Night

We can’t wait for you to join us for a fun night out supporting teens in NWA. The night will include casino style games such as poker, black jack, craps and roulette, along with heavy appetizers to eat and drinks to enjoy. You don’t want to miss it!

program events

TAG Fall Workshops (2022)

Join us for a series of workshops to teach a few fundamentals to creating a music album!

We’d love for you to join!
Program is for teens 15-19.

featured blog

Staff Insights: Suicide Risk Factors

Staff Insights: Suicide Risk Factors

Suicide among teens within the United States were at a record high level in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control. There are many hypotheses for why this is, some of which I've discussed in earlier essays, but in honor of National Suicide Prevention week...

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Staff Insights: Be Kind

Staff Insights: Be Kind

Suicide prevention week is the week of September 6th this year, and what a year (or two) it has been. Mental health issues are more prevalent due to the pandemic. But one positive outcome from it is, now more than ever before, it is talked about and people feel like...

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what we do

Our priority at TASC throughout all of our programs and community partnerships is to enrich and empower the whole teen. From creative thinking to life skills to mental health, teens can find something that resonates with them.

community connection

connecting teens to the community

mental health services

low to no cost counseling services

life skills & new experiences

connecting teens to mentorship, learning, fun experiences, and support services

physical resources

connecting teens and young parents to resources to remove barriers

after school activities

giving teens a safe place with creative and fun activites for enrichment


our impact in 2020

2020 was a year filled with unprecedented hardships and new experiences that nobody knew how to properly navigate. During this time, TASC was still open and continuously being creative in ways to help teens manage through the pandemic.

hours of individual counseling in 2020 through Restore

art packs were distributed through our Arts & Culture Programming

teens were in need of life skills mentorship and clothing & housing resources through Thrive

babies were provided with physical resources through First Steps

hours of community service projects were completed

Volunteers & Contributors

our partners & sponsors

  • Arvest Bank
  • Campbell’s
  • Cardinals Care/St. Louis Cardinals
  • Jones Trust
  • Pharmavite
  • Sunderland Foundation
  • United Way
  • Indoff Interiors
  • Tracy Hillis

our mission

to empower teens to take action in their own lives and communities.

we believe

Young people are strong, intelligent, and talented in unique and powerful ways.

Young people can and do make valuable contributions to their communities and schools.

Young people have the ability to take control of their future.


our vision

TASC is a safe and inviting environment where youth, parents, community members and staff work together to provide support and opportunity for teens and their families.

We ENCOURAGE teens to reach their full potential through practical learning experiences.

We EMPOWER teens to take control of their futures through counseling and mentoring.

We CONNECT teens to their communities through resources and service opportunities.

We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.

-- Mary Mcleod Bethune

American educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist

get involved with

    • Call our office at 479-636-TASC (8272).
    • Get connected online!
    • Already connected? Check out the calendar for in-person events and RSVP through the link.
    • You can refer a teen online too.