Teens R Making A Difference (M.A.D)

Teens R M.A.D is an initiative set up by 15 Year Old Grace Henderson. The purpose behind this initiative is to ‘Work Hard’ by taking part in charity volunteer events and ‘Play Hard’ by enjoying physical fun and challenging outdoor activities.

How it Works

Teenagers between the age of 14-17 years old are invited to join the Teens R MAD Charity Club. One Saturday a Month members will spend time with the club. The first part of the day will be volunteering at a chosen charity organisation and the second part of the day will be spent doing a fun outdoor physical activity.

Example of Itinerary

Month 1
Date: Saturday 25th Jan 2020
Visit SANCCOB- Learn about seabirds, endangered african penguins and the challenges they face with plastic pollution, oil spills and overfishing.
Take part in a group beach clean up.
12-1pm: Lunch
1-4pm: Sand-boarding in the dunes.

Month 2
Date: Saturday 29th Feb 2020
Attend a presentation about deforestation and partake in an interactive debate about the effects of climate change and what we can do to restore the earth.
Plant 100 trees with team members
Treetops Obstacle Course and Race.

Month 3
Date: Saturday 28th March
Visit Namaste horses. Spend time interacting with autistic and disabled children and learn how they heal through the power of Equine Assisted Therapy.

Other Examples of outdoor activities may include:
Abseiling, River Rafting, Kayaking, Paint-balling, Hiking up Lions Head and Paragliding, Mountain Biking, Go- Karting Etc.

The activity part of the program will aim to physically challenge the member in an outdoor environment whilst having fun at the same.
There will be a diverse range of charity organisations that we work with. We strive to encourage the members to find an affinity with at least one charity they can relate to most. By choosing such a diverse range of charity organisations there is more of a chance the teen will identify with a specific organisation. Once we have established which charity they are most drawn to we will form a bridge to connect them and the charity and encourage ongoing volunteer work after the program has concluded.

Benefits of Joining Teens R M.A.D

Experience unforgettable adventures.
Learning to care about the environment and all its living creatures.
Being part of a team, experiencing comradeship and exploring new friendships outside of school.
Receive a certificate of participation.
Receive a personal letter of recommendation from G.I.L which can be added to a CV or University Application.
Gain points for the President Awards


To find out more you can request a full info pack which will include more information about the project, the fee structure, payment plans, monthly event calendar and the rules and regulations. Our next program starts in Jan 2020, we have limited spaces available. If you are interested in joining the club and making a difference please email:

Grace Henderson
(Founder of Teens R M.A.D)

Jessica Henderson
(Parental Supervisor)