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teens holding art supplies in front of the Silverlake Branch Library
Guest Blogger, May 04, 2022

Hello! We are the Teens Leading Change (TLC) group of the Silver Lake and Echo Park Branch Libraries. Our project has a general goal of learning about the housing crisis in Los Angeles, and more specifically in our neighborhoods of Silver Lake and Echo Park.


kids and parents clean up a beach
Guest Blogger, April 06, 2022

Everyone should have the right to a healthy environment. Yet, air pollution is a common occurrence in many communities where Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) live, work, and go to school.


teens planting and cleaning wearing safety vests
Guest Blogger, March 16, 2022

Our Pio Pico Koreatown’s Teens Leading Change participants chose to focus on making their Hollywood neighborhood cleaner and safer for all to enjoy.


open stack of books on a table in prison
Guest Blogger, March 02, 2022

Since Fall 2020, the teen volunteers of the Robertson Branch have been participating in the Teens Leading Change (TLC) program by exploring inequalities in schools, particularly around the school-to-prison pipeline.


comic of 3 teens in front of the library
Guest Blogger, January 05, 2022

The SoCal Readers are the Teens Leading Change participants at the Chatsworth library. They are creating programming around the issue of reading engagement among those with learning disabilities.


Drawing of a girl with her head in her hands at her desk
Guest Blogger, December 13, 2021

Teen girls are constantly having to prove their ability to others by doing well on assignments and tests. This causes stress and pressure to always score high. According to Henry Schwan, "61% of girls...


Big Ben on a cloudy day in London
Guest Blogger, November 17, 2021

In the summer of 2019, before Covid came and our lives changed, my family and I went to England for a vacation. Our first stop on the tiny island across the sea was London. When most people think of London, they think of the red buses, Big Ben, London Bridge, tea, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye.


notes and a pencil in a teal colored box
Guest Blogger, June 17, 2021

Hi! My name is Jason Xie. I’m currently completing my freshman year at Oak Park High School. We just finished reading The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.


a very sleepy bugs bunny getting out of bed
Guest Blogger, June 01, 2021

We all know that sleep is important. Without sleep we would not be able to function properly, thus creating many health issues.


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