The Adolescent Leadership Council

of Hasbro Children’s Hospital




The Adolescent Leadership Council (TALC) of Hasbro Children’s Hospital is a group composed of teens (13-18) and college student mentors who live with chronic medical illnesses.  Participants in TALC live throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.  Our college mentors attend local universities, including Brown University, Providence College, Rhode Island School of Design and Community Colleges of Rhode Island.  Founded in September 2005, the group meets on a monthly basis throughout the school year.  Discussion and activities focus on topics such as friends, families, transition, relationships and how they relate to chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, sickle cell disease and many others.  In addition to the teen/mentor group, TALC has a concordant parent council comprised of parents of TALC teens. TALC Jr. follows a similar format but is for kids age 8-12, with TALC teens acting as mentors.

TALC: The Adolescent Leadership Council

POB 122, 593 Eddy Street

Providence, RI 02903


To contact us:

Phone: 401-444-7563

Fax: 401-444-7018



What is TALC?

What is TALC Jr.?

Please support TALC by attending our 4th annual Art Gallery Opening and Fundraiser, or by purchasing raffle tickets.  For more information on the event, or to purchase tickets, please go to our event page now! All funds will be used to programming in the 2017/2015 TALC year.