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Career Corner: How to Be a Marketing Coordinator

Toni Jackson interviews Morgan Elwell, a local marketing coordinator who has also worked in TV and publishing

Teen Changemaker: Maya Grebowsky

A local teen is working to provide free toiletries to women experiencing homelessness

Every month, Michal Tucker will be doing a feature story on a teen changemaker - a person seeking to bring about change to the world through activism, leadership, and creativity. Check out her first article in this series, an interview with Zikora of GenZ HER. In this article, Michal interviews Maya Grebowsky, founder of a startup nonprofit called Giving to Silver Spring. 

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Movie Review: The Witch

Toni recommends watching this nontraditional witch story as we head into Halloween season

Written by Toni Jackson, Teen Aide at Georgetown and Teen Council Member since 2019. 

Career Corner: How to be a Children's Book Editor

Ginger interviews Kathryn Williams, an associate editor at National Geographic Kids Books

This fall, the Teen Council will be interviewing local professionals for a series called "Career Corner". The goal of this series is to give teens the inside scoop on what it takes to get different jobs. Check out Ginger Holmer's interview with Kathryn Williams, Associate Editor at National Geographic Books. 

Teen Plant Parents

The love for growing and tips and tricks for happy plants

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Teen Book Review: Between the World and Me

Selam Weimer, Teen Council member, reflects on race relations and historical context while reading Ta-Nehisi Coates' book

Book review written by Selam Weimer, Teen Aide at Tenley-Friendship and Teen Council member since 2018. 

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Get Counted: In Conversation with Youth Count DC

Toni Jackson, Teen Council member, talks with Molly Vetter about the importance of D.C.'s youth-specific homeless census

Article written by Toni Jackson, Teen Aide at Georgetown and Teen Council member since 2019. 

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Teen Book Review: Zombie Baseball Beatdown

Kortney Little, 2020 MBSYEP employee, highly recommends this zany read that touches on serious issues for younger readers

Review written by Kourtney Little, 2020 MBSYEP Employee

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A Court of Thorns and Roses

What to read next

The A Court of Thorns and Roses series (often referred to by the online book community as ACOTAR) cu

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College Applications: What I Wish I Knew Then

Maggie Hankins, now college-bound, shares what she wishes she knew during her high school years

written by Maggie Hankins, Teen Aide at Petworth and Teen Council member from 2018 - 2020.  There’s a lot of uncertainty right now about what college will look like (all zoom classes? On campus or remote? Will the university have a testing program for COVID-19? How many tests?) but one thing’s for certain: I’m going to college!