Homeless Teen’s Life Isn’t Perfect but her 4.0 GPA Is

Student. Homeless. Cheerleader. Prom Queen. Graduate. At 16, Destyni Tyree has gone through a lot. Living with her family at the DC homeless shelter, she hasn’t had what some may think of as a typical high school experience but she made the most of her experience. Sister. Daughter. Friend. Classmate. Hard-worker. Inspiration. Instead of letting […]

DC Teen Draws Winning Afrocentric Google Doodle

This is today’s Google Doodle – a colorful, powerful illustration called “My Afrocentric Life,” drawn by teen Akilah Johnson, a sophomore at DC’s Eastern (Public) Senior High School. She won a national contest, with her illustration chosen out of 100,00 entries from students around the U.S. This doodle, her answer to this year’s question “what […]

Teen DJ Spins & Inspires

Teen DJ Beauty and the Beatz poses in her Beats headphones

This teen DJ has brains, beatz and is business-minded.  At 14, she’s living out her dreams and inspiring other teens in the process. She’s got now & next. What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s the question we all get asked before we even know what it means to “grow up.” But for […]

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, […]

DC Teen Designs Eco-Friendly Earrings: Accesorize Your Look with Retro Rumorz

Last summer, 17 year old Cierra Roberts started a business combining two of her passions – recycling and fashion. Growing up in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C. allowed Cierra to see all the opportunities and excellent things that young people can do in the community, so when she had the idea to start her […]