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TeenLife Media

TeenLife Media

Fall 2011 Website
Ages: 13 - 18 yrs.
Publisher: TeenLife Media

Parents of teens can relate to that all-too-frequent phenomena where important papers just disappear—or worse never make it home from school. After the close, hand-holding environment of elementary school comes the Bermuda Triangle of information--middle and high school. Often times, it is up to the parents to hunt down information about extracurricular programs, college information, resume writing and volunteer opportunities, often to no avail. That’s where Teen Life comes to the rescue. It’s a great resource for teens and parents looking beyond PTA meetings and the usual sports camps. It’s a multi-media clearing house approach to thousands of great opportunities available to teens, from summer abroad to internships and national scholarship programs and contests. Still growing after four years, Teen Life doesn’t serve everybody equally since a lot of programs and camps are geographically limited to bigger urban areas. Still, it is a great starting point to find information, make friends and learn about different cultures--benefiting teachers, advisors, kids and parents alike. It’s also the site that will only get bigger and better as more information is shared. Most importantly, it allows teens to take charge of their activities and make informed decisions in a familiar, stress free and empowering environment.

Laura Fries   ©2011 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and 20 year member of the Television Critics Association Laura has been writing about television and film entertainment for more years than she cares to admit. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alexandria, Virginia.

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