Meaningful Teen Leader Program: Teen Club

We are in need of teenagers to play key roles in our organization. This is an exciting opportunity to gain leadership experience and help make a difference in the world.

Requirements

1. Attract five volunteers from your school to become part of your Teen Club

2. You can have more than one MT Leader at your school (with more than one MT Leader, you become an MT Team)

2. Train your volunteers how to teach the class with provided Meaningful Teen teaching material

3. Post on Meaningful Teens Instagram once a month about your volunteer activity

4. Send us a headshot of you with the name of your school, city, and state to be listed on our website as a leader or a team

5. secure a meaningfulteensyourschool@gmail.com account to communicate with your volunteers.

Additional MT Opportunities

1. Organize one Meaningful Topic discussion during the school year over Zoom. Meaningful Teens can help with this process.

2.  Internship and leadership opportunity next summer

3. Fundraise at your school or local community for one repurposed Chromebook which is sent to an immigrant learning English

4. Contribute writing to the MT Newsletter

Meaningful Teen Leaders

Leia Marshall
Bentley School '22

Oakland

California

"Ever since joining Meaningful Teens earlier this year, I have thoroughly enjoyed my experiences as a tutor and student leader. Meaningful Teens has allowed me to give back to my community and have a lot of fun while doing so; my favorite aspect of tutoring is being a part of the laughs and smiles that each session brings to our students.."

Kate Lafayette
Bentley School '22

Oakland

California

"Meaningful Teens has helped me better myself and taught me so much, even while I was teaching others. It was a great opportunity to help me give back to my community, form relationships, and help these kids grow and flourish."

Haaset Owens
Inderkum High School '22

Sacramento

California

"Meaningful Teens has created an interactive platform which strives to support children with reading comprehension and fluency. It is so interesting and wholesome to connect with the students and learn about their different backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences, as well as see them continue to have a growing interest and love for reading. I believe that it is incredible of Meaningful Teens to provide such a platform as a way to academically support children of different national, cultural and economic backgrounds, especially during the midst of this pandemic."

Laijah Day

Marshall Fundamental School '21

Pasadena

California

"While volunteering as a Meaningful Teens tutor, I have enjoyed building connections with our students while helping them better their reading comprehension skills. Meaningful Teens is an organization that helps students strive, no matter their circumstances, to reach success. That is why, I am honored to be apart of such an amazing program. ​"

Amalie Getz
Head Royce School '21

Oakland

California

"Meaningful Teens has given me the unique opportunity to connect with those in communities outside of my own, and has taught me invaluable and exciting lessons as I take part in the educational journey of young learners."

Isabel Ross
Head Royce School '21

Oakland

California

"Guiding young people as they learn English has proved to be an extraordinarily rewarding experience and has taught me the valuable skill of connecting with others who have experiences and perspectives different from my own." 

Aidan Suyapto

La Salle High School

Pasadena

California

“By joining Meaningful Teens, I am able to give back to my community despite the current challenges of social distancing because we are all in this together and we need to remember to support each other. I was able to help others learn, create new friendships, as well as discover other cultures. Being an MT leader gives me the opportunity to share this experience with my peers and helps me to develop leadership skills.”

Sofia Cavicchia

Central High School '21

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

"My biggest passion is service. I believe the barriers of culture, distance, and language are never barriers at all. The only barrier is our way of thinking. Working with Meaningful Teens, I want to continue breaking down these imaginary barriers by doing meaningful service."

Sajda Adams

Central High School '21

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

"I want to help people find comfort in knowing what is going on in the world around them. I want to help them gain the tools they need. I want to inspire others as they inspire me."

Joann Zehenni

Marymount High School '22

Los Angeles

California

"Education is a fundamental building block for success. Meaningful Teens is a tool for young kids to have the opportunity to succeed. Through my time with the MT community, I have had the best time tutoring young kids and meeting new people every week. ​"

Nicole Mazaheri

Calabasas High School '22

Calabasas

California

"Volunteering with Meaningful Teens is truly an extraordinary experience. I am able to help students learn the fundamental skills of reading and speaking English, make new friends, and learn about so many different cultures. This has influenced me to start an MT Club at my school, and I hope to help make the world a better place one step at a time. ​"

Ashley McDonnell

San Ramon Valley High School '22

Danville

California

"Meaningful Teens provides an incredible opportunity to give back to others while developing friendships and providing kids with lifelong role models. I'm so grateful to be able to connect with kids who have different perspectives than me and so excited to watch them grow. ​"

Isabelle Tseng

Miramonte High School '22

Orinda

California

"Meaningful Teens has allowed me to volunteer even during social distancing and is a really fun way to learn more about other communities. Most importantly, it is teaching me how to form connections with others, no matter what age or background he or she may come from.​"

Ella Dulski

Miramonte High School '22

Orinda

California

"Meaningful Teens has allowed me to not only help others, but to make new friends, learn about other cultures, and grow as a person! ​"

Nikki Lee
Sir Francis Drake High School '22

San Anselmo

California

"Meaningful Teens has proven that a simple smile and cheers of encouragement can go a long way in helping others grow."

Karina Kadia
Bishop School '22

La Jolla

California

"I really enjoyed volunteering with MT because it gave me the opportunity to teach and inspire children to grow their knowledge and love for learning. It was a great opportunity for me to form relationships with my students and not only increase their understanding of the English language but also help me personally to develop and grow as a tutor. "

Natalie Keita

Central High School '21

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

"Meaningful Teens has allowed me to interact with people from different parts of the country, and to hear different perspectives. Through volunteering, I was able to help others with their reading comprehension, all the while learning more about myself and the skills that I possess. Seeing the excitement of reading was truly remarkable, and an experience I will always cherish. ​"