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The Price of Generosity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The sun was setting and the tiny shops were starting to close their wooden doors. But elsewhere, everything was just getting started; Madrid, the capital city of Spain, was coming to life. On the large historic plaza, performers and skaters... (more »)
Nonprofit Entrepreneurs This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I didn’t set out to build my friends’ confidence when I asked them to get involved in community service, but that has been the result. My cousin Tyler Trujillo and I cofounded Reach the Sky, a nonprofit organization created by kids... (more »)
Holiday Festival
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Imagine the feeling of giving someone a holiday miracle. Someone that does not know who Santa is, or who does not get eight nights filled with presents. Imagine lighting up this person’s face, and maybe even changing their life a little... (more »)
Happiness for the Holidays
On December 5th, 2014 my high school held its annual Holiday Festival. This years’ theme was Frozen, which is a notable children’s movie about an Ice princess’s ability to express her inner powers. The halls were draped with... (more »)
Africa: The Richest Continent
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My legs ached and my fingers trembled as the latter clutched a small stick of chalk. I couldn’t see them, but behind me I knew the eyes of 30 children lay upon me waiting on tenterhooks for my next action. The room was silent, rousing a... (more »)
Helping Out Your Community
  People usually don't tend to like to do community service. Some people are just selfish and do not like to go out of their way to help out their community. Others do a lot community work. I'm not saying that I go out and do tons... (more »)
My Second Home
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I sit on the floor and throw the tennis ball across the room. The cream-colored Labrador Beagle mix darts across the room, reaching it right before the ball hits the water bowl. He then hops back to me panting, his tongue sticking out from the... (more »)
I Have You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Hey, Josh, it’s okay. We’ll see each other next summer.” I pushed my friend’s wheelchair toward his van, trying to act like I wasn’t upset. He turned and stared at me, clutching Moosie, his stuffed moose.... (more »)
The Children’s Center This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Umm … “ Rafael bites the tip of his pencil as he stares at the math problem in front of him: 11 x 7. In my head I’m screaming 77, but don’t say a word. I simply glance at him, smile, and ask, “You want some... (more »)
Take the Challenge?
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Teens everywhere are always stuck in their phones. Social media has taken over our generation. Kids these days are getting less sleep and less excersize due to our electronics. This month is the month of giving. Try giving to people around you... (more »)
Witnessing Miracles at Double H Ranch This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Imagine never being able to go horse riding at camp or doing arts & crafts with friends your own age because you are too sick to leave the hospital. At Double H Ranch, there is a feeling of love that is hard to find anywhere else in the world.... (more »)
PJ’s for Patients This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Cancer is among nature’s greatest equalizers, touching one in every two men and one in every three women during their lifetime. While the current state of cancer research is progressing at unprecedented levels, treatments are nevertheless... (more »)
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Spreading Holiday Joy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When I was about nine years old, I discovered just how financially insecure my family was. It wasn’t that hard to figure out; some weeks our fridge was full of food, and others it was empty. I knew raising four kids as a single parent was... (more »)
Tennis, Anyone? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I remember that fall morning two years ago as if it were yesterday. When I woke up, I had an inexplicable feeling of ambition, as if I needed to do something that day. I had been playing tennis for three years and considered myself pretty good. So... (more »)
Living History This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Back in freshman year, I found myself wondering whether it should really be called “volunteering” if students only do it because they have to. I vividly remember the sighs and exasperation of my fellow National Honor Society members as we were... (more »)
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Scouting for Food This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Once a year, in November, the Boy Scouts hold the Scouting for Food drive. I've tended to use it as an excuse to run through town and hang out with my friends. We hang flyers on doors to advertise, then ride in the back of pickup trucks a week... (more »)
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