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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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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 …

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Meet the Beautiful Mind Behind Natural Goddess Hair Pudding Who Used her Pain to Fuel her Passion

Joi Zakiyyiah Taylor, 19, has been through a lot of pain in her young life. Since she was 12, she’s suffered from several chronic pain conditions that require hospitalization for weeks at a time and two years ago, she lost her best friend and brother when he suffered a fatal aneurysm. But Joi, who says she …

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Summer Writing Workshop 4 Teens! Tell Your Stories! Grow as a Writer! Get Published!

NY Homegirls who love to write, do you already have plans for the summer? If not, apply for Youth Communication’s Summer Workshop! Who: Youth ages 15 -20 When:  July 6 – August 13, 2015. Monday – Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Where: The Youth Communications Offices in Manhattan, 224 W. 29th St., 2nd fl …

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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 …