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Teen Volunteering

A Fundraiser I Founded Changed Someone's Life -- My Own

Sophie Johnson | Posted 10.04.2014 | Teen
Sophie Johnson

In April, I changed somebody's life. I set out to raise money to help a cleft-affected girl in my former orphanage in China and was successful -- wildly so. But the life I changed was actually my own. In trying to help someone else, I found my community.

My Friends Are Superheroes (Yes, Really)

Jasmine Han | Posted 06.09.2014 | Teen
Jasmine Han

Can you be a hero at 16 or even younger? Yes, and the only superpower you need is passion. As long as you have the passion and love to volunteer, you can be a hero.

The Unforgettable Adventure That Changed My Life

Hannah Strohmeier | Posted 02.17.2014 | Teen
Hannah Strohmeier

This summer, I was part of something that I have carried with me every day since. An experience that I will never forget. An experience that changed my life.

The One Thing You Should Be Doing This Summer

Katy Ma | Posted 09.18.2013 | Teen
Katy Ma

.ith the high stakes college admissions process looming over each high schooler, we are all simply trying to present ourselves in the best light possible. Unfortunately, it's all too easy to get lost in the "Will I get credit for this?" attitude. Bottom line is, we've all been there.

Truth Exposed: Is Volunteering Sexy?

Shane Feldman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Shane Feldman

Not every volunteer experience is sexy. But, when you find a charity or cause or opportunity that you feel really connected to, you'd be surprised how deep your relationship can get.

How One Teen Made 600 Athletes Feel Like Superstars (VIDEO)

Posted 06.12.2013 | Teen

Everyone deserves to feel like a superstar for a day, and thanks to one thoughtful teen, 600 athletes did. This year, all 600 participants at the ...

This Teen's Special Tribute To Oklahoma (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.11.2013 | Teen

When the largest tornado on record hit Oklahoma earlier in May, 15-year-old Rebekah Willoughby wanted to do something to help. According to News OK...

How Teens Were Affected By Hurricane Sandy

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2012 | Teen

Hurricane Sandy left millions on the East Coast without power, damaged homes, and has claimed an estimated 113 lives so far. Businesses and schools we...

Krisanne Alcantara

Brooklyn Teens Bridge Income, Generational Divides Through Community Restoration

HuffingtonPost.com | Krisanne Alcantara | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact

One Bed-Stuy man is responsible for putting over 500 Brooklyn teens out on the streets, but not in the way you might be thinking. Barnabas Shakur, ...