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Teens Leading Change: Teens Recycling for Change

June 12, 2024

Throughout my childhood, I have always been invested in trying to find a way to help the earth and renourish our universal home. When I found out about the Teens Leading Change program, I was able to connect with other amazing young people with the same aspirations and goals.

teen girl hands clasped looking up in thought

Teens Leading Change: Empowering Teens

May 29, 2024

The teenagers of the Westwood Teens Leading Change (TLC) are a passionate group of middle and high school students dedicated to making a difference by empowering teenagers to take the lead in creating positive changes, fostering resilience, and supporting mental well-being among peers.

Platt Branch teen volunteers

Teens Leading Change: Platt’s Paw Protectors: Raise Awareness

April 03, 2024

Platt’s Paw Protectors aims to raise awareness about shelter animals and the proper ways to care for them, therefore helping to prevent the mistreatment of shelter animals.

The east lawn and the eastern exterior of Central Library

The Library in America

March 29, 2024

Sometimes it feels as though public libraries—free, government-supported, circulating libraries—have always been part of American life, but public libraries were rare before the last quarter of the nineteenth century.

chainlink fence with a sign that reads drug free gun free school zone

Teens Leading Change: School Safety Survey

March 06, 2024

The Teen Council at the Los Feliz Branch Library chose to explore violence in schools for our Teens Leading Change (TLC) project. While brainstorming a topic, members of our group spoke about an incident that occurred on campus at school.

three teens at the library

Teens Leading Change: Unity in Bloom - Beautifying Our Block

February 21, 2024

In this year's TLC project, our focus is on library beautification. As teens, our motivation for undertaking this project lies in recognizing that libraries are vital community spaces.

handmade dog puppets

Teens Leading Change: Platt’s Paw Protectors: Making a Paws-itive Change

February 14, 2024

Our project aims to help raise awareness for shelter animals in our city. We will host multiple events this season that involve creativity and learning for patrons to get inspired and help our cause.

teens watching a gardner looking at native plants

Teens Leading Change: Palisades Pollinators: A Palisades Teens Leading Change Project

February 28, 2024

Hi! We are Zoey, Piper, and Isabella from Palisades Charter High School and the Palisades Library Teen Council Board. We all enjoy learning about biology and the world around us.

a smiling teen in a garden

Teens Leading Change: Introducing Teens Recycling for Change

February 07, 2024

Hello from Memorial Branch Library, where we are working on a TLC project we've dubbed Teens Recycling for Change! We picked this topic because we noticed that Earth was being neglected.

Victoria M. and her cute poodle

Teens Leading Change: Introducing Platt's Paw Protectors

January 16, 2024

The topic that our group chose for this year's project is raising awareness about shelter animals and protecting animals of all shapes and sizes. The teens in our group felt this topic was very important because of the number of pets and animals people own daily.