Now Accepting Applications for TALL Class 12

Deadline is Dec. 6, 2019

If you want to be actively engaged in improving the community, apply now to Tallahassee Active LifeLong Leaders (TALL), a community leadership program for people age 50+. The TALL program, offered in partnership with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Tallahassee Program, provides an excellent opportunity to explore the history, challenges, and future of our community.

As a TALL participant, you will experience “snapshots” of the cultural, political, safety, legal and justice, educational, and health and human services climate of our community through site visits with community leaders and interactive activities.

“I learned how to become a citizen instead of just a taxpayer,” said Joan Tolliver, a TALL Class 8 grad. “Tallahassee may be a community you just moved to or a community you have always lived in. With TALL you learn to look at things from a different point of view. The people you meet in this program become an important part of your life. It helped me grow and create a sense of pride for Tallahassee.”

TALL Class 11 grad Shauna Smith said, “I’m from Tallahassee, and yet I learned and did so much. Everything was taken care of, flexible, and accommodating of everyone’s needs. I am here (at the Tallahassee Senior Center) almost every day. I got connected and got to know people better. I look forward to meetups every couple of months.”

Apply today. Be inspired and better equipped to enhance positive change and growth in the community while continuing to enhance your own life and develop new friendships.

Requirements: Must be 50 or older and have a desire to explore new ways to become involved.

Schedule: TALL meets every Tuesday for eight weeks from mid-January to mid- March. Program days start at approximately 8/8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5/5:30 p.m. (except graduation, the final day, which will start mid-day and end with a graduation reception). Please note that the days are long and, although we take breaks, we stay relatively busy and engaged throughout the entire day.

Participation: To fully benefit from the program, participation in all program days is encouraged.

Cost: If selected, you will be billed. This fee covers all costs for the eight-week program, which includes all supplies, snacks throughout the program days, lunch every program day, and any other program day costs. (Note: scholarships are available; please contact Hella Spellman). Fee will be $150 or less.

Selection: Applicants are selected based their demonstrated interest in meeting the program’s goal of equipping active older adults with insights and knowledge to enhance positive change in the community through advocacy and volunteerism.


• Program dates: Jan. 21 – March 10, 2020 (every Tuesday).

For more information and/or to be added to the email list, contact Hella Spellman 850-891-4007 or