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3 teens looking at their phones in a park
Guest Blogger, May 03, 2023

My name is Angelina Chow, and as a Public Health Ambassador for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), I have received specialized training on timely COVID-19 health and safety information, as well as access to important public health information and resources to share as a community


close up of a bee with large sac of pollin on a flower and colorful painted rocks
Guest Blogger, April 05, 2023

As part of the Los Angeles Public Library’s Teens Leading Change initiative at the Platt Library, a group of devoted volunteers has brought awareness to the dwindling species of pollinators that are vital to our ecosystem.


Polluted Beach with a piece of driftwood that reads, Save the Earth
Guest Blogger, March 15, 2023

The triple planetary crisis, consisting of climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss, are rapidly developing issues that are proving detrimental to our environment. Across the globe, biodiversity has been declining at an alarming rate, largely due to human activities that impact our surroundings.


comic image of teen looking into a mirror and smiling
Guest Blogger, February 22, 2023

The Palms and Playa Vista teens have decided to focus on social media’s effects on mental health and body image for their Teens Leading Change project.


6 Palisades Branch Library teens
Guest Blogger, February 15, 2023

Whether it is paper discarded after one use, bananas we are afraid have gone bad, or old clothing we can’t bring ourselves to wear, waste is entrenched in our daily lives.


close up of a bee with large sac of pollin on a flower
Guest Blogger, January 26, 2023

Pollinators play a key role in maintaining healthy ecosystems by contributing to plant reproduction. Through their symbiotic relationships with plants, pollinators spread pollen from one organism to another, while receiving nectar as a result.


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.


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