About

The Garden Grove Teen Action Collaborative (GGTAC) is a teen leadership program that empowers teens to become future mentors and leaders in the community through teamwork, community partnerships, and community service---all within a fun and friendly atmosphere! GGTAC will serve as a teen hub for resources from a collaboration of local agencies that is designed by and for Garden Grove teens. With guidance from City staff, teens will have a better understanding of career development and mentorship, while also meeting new people, creating new friendships, and making a difference!

Teens can participate in:

  • Special Events
  • Service Projects
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Career and Leadership Trainings/Workshops
  • Having Fun and Meeting New Friends!

Please RSVP for first meeting here.

GGTAC Mission Statement
“In an ever-evolving environment, the Garden Grove Teen Action Collaborative will work to empower youth to be leaders, through inclusive and engaging programs and services, offered in a safe space that respects all voices.”

Meeting Schedule

The GGTAC will meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Community Meeting Center (11300 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove, 92840). Meeting dates for the 2022/2023 school year are as follows:

  • September 15, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
  • November 17, 2022
  • December 15, 2022
  • January 19, 2023
  • February 16, 2023
  • March 16, 2023
  • April 20, 2023
  • May 18, 2023

Upcoming Activities

2022

  • Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree
    Saturday, October 22, 2022 | Atlantis Play Center, 13630 Atlantis Way, Garden Grove, 92844
    Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree is a popular annual event hosted by the City of Garden Grove. This event will have obstacle courses, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, glitter tattoos, and much more. GGTAC members will have the opportunity to help run carnival games, collect tickets, assist vendors, and more. Dinner is included.
  • Food Distribution at Bracken’s Kitchen
    Monday, November 21, 2022 | Bracken’s Kitchen, 13941 Nautilus Dr, Garden Grove, 92843
    GGTAC members will learn about the importance of food recovery, community feeding programs, and culinary training, by assisting in the food preparation and packaging at Bracken's Kitchen. Some food allergies can be accommodated.
  • Winter in the Grove
    Saturday, December 3, 2022 | Village Green Park, 12732 Main Street, Garden Grove 92840
    This fun, holiday event will feature live performances, inflatable activities for children, a holiday craft boutique, 50 tons of snow to create snow slides, a spectacular tree-lighting, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

2023

  • Updates to come…

Quick Links

  • GGTAC Requirements & Opportunities
  • 2022/2023 Calendar
  • GGTAC Application - Email completed application to cynthiaa@ggcity.org, or drop off a printed copy to the Community Services Department at Garden Grove City Hall, 11222 Acacia Parkway (or the building adjacent to City Hall during temporary closure), or bring a copy to the next general meeting!


Questions or more information? Please call the Community Services Department at (714) 741-5200 or Cynthia Alvarez at (714) 741-5357.