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Teens Helping Teens: Tips for Sorting and...
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We all have stuff. Lots and lots of stuff!  Sometimes it feels like our shelves, closets, drawers, playrooms and pantries are overflowing with stuff! Do we need some of it? Sure. Do we need all of it? Probably not. Sometimes having all of... (more »)
My Otter-ly Amazing Day
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I stood in the hot afternoon sun on Sunday at 12. The zoo was crowded due to the pleasant weather, sunny with a cool, refreshing breeze. I was standing next to the otter exhibit in The Stream section of Local Wilderness area holding an otter... (more »)
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The Starfish Philosophy This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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                       The Starfish Philosophy                             By Carly Kabot          An old legend speaks of a boy waking up as the sun rises each morning, going to a beach where thousands of... (more »)
Project Connect This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Jeanette, Olivia, Netty, Clarice, Alice, Stella, Marty, Theodore, Don, Joe, and Spencer—the names of my eleven grandparents. We are not blood-related, but they are my role models nonetheless who frequently give me dating advice,... (more »)
12 Months and 12 Cans of Paint
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“I was wondering, would you like to paint a mural for the elementary school?” Before I knew it, those words would change my life for a whole year. My art teacher had watched me for the majority of a school year before... (more »)
Bind Together: Transgender help
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To make the world a better place, you have to take it one step at a time. To begin, I am going to make baby steps, yet make a large leap for a minority. My project is to help out Transgenders around new york, and hopefully, sooner or later, the... (more »)
Wiping Out Boredom
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I live in Ireland. Just in case you don't know where that is it's very close to England and has a population of four million. Everyone that lives anywhere else would probably say how lucky I am. And generally I am. It is beautiful, the wild... (more »)
Committing to the Community
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Having many opportunities to volunteer in middle school has been, one of the most amazing experiences in my life. Volunteering has taught me so much about myself. My biggest volunteer opportunity is at Portico Community Church. I have... (more »)
Fashion Show Fund-Raiser This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Yves Saint Laurent once said, “I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” This quote came to life for me when I organized a community service... (more »)
The Fight Against Childhood Cancer
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Today many teenagers all over the world, including myself, participate in Community Service as a way to give back to their community. For the past seven years, my family and I have played a major role in the St. Baldricks Foundation. St.... (more »)
How Volunteering Changed Me
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I began volunteering at a hospital in August 2014, and I can honestly say it has had more of an influence on me than I would have ever thought. When I first filled out the forms to begin volunteering, I only thought I would be applying to do a... (more »)
Camp Lookout
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I am a member of the Morrisville LEO'S club, a volunteer organization for high school students. We do things such as can and bottle drives, helping old ladies move heavy objects around her house, ringing bells for the salvation army, and helping... (more »)
Building Up New Orleans
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The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering” The people of New Orleans know this saying quite well. On August 29th, 2005, Hurricane... (more »)
Traumatic Injustices
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We all have that one happy memory that sticks  out to us from our childhood that we hold onto and never let go of. But what happens if it is a bad memory? A traumatizing one? Those are the ones we don’t not want to remember, and no... (more »)
Shelter Dogs to Therapy Dogs
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Undermanned, underfunded, and overcrowded. No, I am not talking about the shoddy California prison system; I am referring to the embarrassing state that animal shelters across the country are facing these days. Shelters are hammered into the... (more »)
Romania’s Orphans This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
“Poverty alleviation is about reconciling people’s relationships, not about putting bandages over particular manifestations of underlying brokenness,” write Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert in their book When Helping Hurts. I... (more »)
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