Media & Press

March 2021 Diablo Magazine

Meaningful Teen founders Isabella, Aria, and Carolyn talk about their experiences and inspirations in creating our organization!

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California Volunteers - Summer of Service Young Entrepreneurs

Meaningful Teen founders join other young entrepreneurs to speak about their non-profit volunteering experiences
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Bay Area Parent - Teens Connect English Learners with Teachers

Meaningful Teens, an organization that matches teen volunteers with programs teaching English as a second language to children and adults who are immigrants, refugees, asylum speakers and others.
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Danville San Ramon - Students Launch Meaningful Teens Project for ESL Learners

Diable sisters Isabella and Aria Capelli and Lafayette resident Carolyn Considine have joined forces to start the Meaningful Teens project to help provide virtual English lessons to ESL learners.
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East Bay Times - Around Lafayette

Considine and Capelli co-founded Meaningful Teens, a youth organization designed to connect nonprofits in need of bilingual tutors with a growing number of high school students.
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KCBS Radio - Nonprofit Teaches English Virtually To Immigrants During Pandemic

A Bay Area non-profit organization is working to teach English virtually to DACA teens, asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants and bilingual students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Patch - Local Teens Create Bilingual Education Org.

Carolyn Considine, of Lafayette, and her childhood friend, Isabella Capelli have started a nonprofit volunteer organization called Meaningful Teens
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ELL In-Home Program - Welcome TESOL, TEFL, and Meaningful Teen Volunteers

Meaningful Teens join forces with the English Language Learners In-Home program to tutor ESL students.
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Lafayette Social Magazine

Meaningful Teens was born out of Covid. Fly free from home.
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Mercy Housing Partnership

Meaningful Teens has partnered with Mercy Housing to provide afterschool individual tutoring in reading to the Northern California Family Housing
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Urban High School

Meaningful Teens has partnered with San Francisco's Urban High School to provide a school period of meaningful volunteering teaching letters and reading to Oakland's Achieve Academy.

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The Athenian School

Meaningful Teens has partnered with Danville's Athenian School to provide a lunch period of meaningful volunteering teaching letters and reading to Oakland's Achieve Academy.
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Students in Action

During COVID-19, a number of local students have taken initiative to impact their community in positive ways. From education to advocacy to service, check out some of the efforts they have been part of below.

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Diablo sisters Isabella and Aria Capelli and Lafayette resident Carolyn Considine have joined forces to the Meaningful Teens project to help provide virtual English lessons to ESL learners. Launched in April, Meaningful Teens allows teenagers to volunteer their time to help youth develop their English skills through one-on-one virtual sessions.

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One in a Million - Meaningful Teens

Meaningful Teens is a Multiplying Good One in a Million Award Recipient. They are using service as a solution to the problems we are facing
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The Mirador Online - Isolation Inspires International Friendships

The Meaningful Teens Club mainly focuses on helping to improve the English and reading skills of kids who are underprivileged or do not have English as their first language. These international bonds are important because you get to learn more about someone else whose life is different from ours, especially during the pandemic.