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Teens Take to the Streets with a Purpose – Take Back the Community

Every Monday, these “Teens with a Purpose” hit to the streets in Norfolk, VA & go door-to-door to make their community safer. “We want to let people know that we are here, we’re present. Young people aren’t just here with idle time, but we’re actually putting our passions to work.”

“Everything helps. This is what really makes a difference.”

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Magazine Magic ~ 4 Covers. 1#MaySlay. #BlackGirls on the Front Page

It’s May ~ spring hasn’t quite sprung ~ but these May magazine covers stun! Willow Smith, Zendaya, Chloe & Halle Bailey & First Lady Michelle Obama share advice on how to be yourself & create a life that you love. Willow Smith  Teen Vogue magazine calls  cover girl Willow Smith the “coolest girl in the galaxy” & …

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Teens Tackle “Blackgirlhood”

On last Sunday, a group of teen girls spoke about #blackgirlhood, during the Uniquely You Summit‘s #WhatIKnowNow Brunch for women and girls. Meet the panelists: Moderator Khanya Brann (EIC of #fortheloveofblackgirls, Victoria Pannell (16) Known for her work fighting child sex trafficking, Leah Boyd (19) Leukemia survivor, Jazlyn Crawford (16) activist and world traveler, Noor …

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DC Youth Speak Out at Teen Summit

On Saturday, DC Councimember Kenyan R. McDuffie, held a Non-Violence Youth Summit in SE DC. The Ward 5 representative designed the summit to be Youth LED and a place where the city’s young people could speak on topics that affect them and their communities openly and honestly. While there were several adults in the audience, …

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Teen Prom Dress Design Star Continues to Shine

Prom is always a big deal – the final night of high school where you can get dressed way up, go out to a huge party, and just enjoy being young, beautiful and happy while your friends and family celebrate your moment. But I don’t ever remember prom being as big of a deal as it was …

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There’s A “Got Beauty” Movement Underway. Are You Ready to Start #MirrorMackin’?

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Can you appreciate what you see or do you start to critique what’s there? For most teens, it’s probably a little bit of both and that’s where the “Got Beauty” movement comes into play. Got Beauty is “a movement that helps young women (and men) to realize …

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TEENS, Be Seen & Heard at 2015 Youth Summit 2015!

Homegirls in NY, the 2015 “Our Voices, Our Movement” Youth Summit is coming your way! Hosted by: Girls for Gender Equity, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, the Center for Anti-Violence Education & the Ya-Ya Network, this summit is all about you and being led by teens like you! Come and enjoy fun workshops, activities & learn …

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Homegirls Learn to #BeGreat at the 8th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit

On Saturday, almost 200 middle school and high school aged girls met up at St. Francis College in Brooklyn for the 8th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit, where they danced, laughed, learned, and made new friends. If you weren’t there, here’s what you missed! Sista-2-Sista (S2S) is a FREE two-day youth summit held every year during …

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10 Things Every Teen Should Know About Dating Abuse

When talking about teen dating violence, sometimes a lot of the conversation comes from people who are much older than teens and from people who aren’t affected by it and haven’t been affected by it in a long time. So here are 10 things that teen community activists working on this issue through Love is Respect want …