How To Engage Local Students: League of Extraordinary Teens Initiative & Templates

According to the Corporation for National & Community Service, an estimated 55% of youth ages 12-18 participate in volunteer activities in their communities. Want to tap into this resource to support Imagination Library enrollment and fundraising in your county? In 2005, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation established the League of Extraordinary Teens as a statewide initiative to engage Tennesseans ages 13 – 19 in the financial and logistical support of Imagination Library programs in their counties. League Membership requires teens to personally register children and/or raise funds to cover the cost of including those children in their county’s Imagination Library for one full year. As a reward for their efforts, Extraordinary Teens receive a Certificate of Appreciation signed by the Governor and are recognized on the website and in newsletters. Requirements and recognition can be customized to meet the needs of your county. For more information, please email

League of Extraordinary Teens Toolkit