For Teens By Teens
Inspiring confidence to solve today’s challenges together.
Now enrolling ages 11- 16 and hiring outstanding 17-21 year old mentors.
Tuesdays With Teen Innovators
How to Create a Summer Job and Be Your Own Boss
April 20th: 7p.m. CDT
Our mentors will share ideas on how they became entrepreneurs while still in high school.
A CONNECTED COMMUNITY THAT FOSTERS THE DRIVE AND DESIRE TO THRIVE.
We provide a platform for ideas from teens to be heard, acknowledged and validated. We believe that YOUR voice matters and YOU can make a difference. We do this through flexible and fluid 30-minute mentoring sessions that leave you feeling empowered and purposeful. We do this through Leadership Classes that are fun and useful.
Write your own playbook.
Peer Mentors are older teens who recently walked in your shoes. Expert Mentors are accomplished business professionals.
"The peer mentor listened to me and validated my ideas."
Student in 6th grade
"The program is easy to follow because the peer mentor explained it so well."
Student in 7th grade
"It felt very on topic and very professional."
Student in 9th grade
"I felt supported and the mentor really understood where I was coming from."
Elena, 8th grade
"I feel like adults need to listen to Teens. We have a lot of big ideas and this is a great platform for them to be heard."
Matthew, 8th grade
"I connect with youth to help them create their pitch."
"I can see the young teen's confidence grow throughout one 30-minute Zoom call."
"Every conversation I have with both the students and the expert mentors is so genuine."
Kate, Manager of Curriculum at Teen Innovators
"My son's confidence in talking to adults increased after the session. He ran to his grandpa and wanted to share his ideas."
Beth K, Parent
One-on-one virtual mentor sessions
Peer-presented, interactive live and streaming
“THE WORLD HAS PROBLEMS; WE HAVEN’T FIXED THEM ALL AND THIS IS THE GENERATION TO DO IT.”
– Teen Innovator Expert Mentor
We are passionate about instilling the drive, determination, and desire for tomorrow’s leaders to thrive. Teen Innovators was founded with the understanding that the leaders of tomorrow are writing their own playbook. It all starts with demonstrating the ability to ideate, owning the opportunity to fail, knowing how to get back up, and having the drive to get back in the game.
Learn from older peers how to self-advocate and gain new life skills
- Download a prerecorded leadership sample
- Sign up for a live class and participate in a discussion with the presenter
- Network with your peers, meet new friends and bring yours to join the discussion
How to Self-Advocate
So often, young people feel uncomfortable speaking up for themselves and ensuring understanding and success within the classroom and beyond. This class will define self-advocacy, acknowledge the obstacles within it, and provide tools to become a lifelong self-advocate.
So, You Want to Travel to Another Country?
Whether you want to take on a world language, immerse yourself into a diverse culture, enjoy delectable food, or see beauty, travelling abroad will provide all of these opportunities. Don?t let the obstacles of cost or the unknown prevent you from seizing that experience.
So, You Want to Work a Part Time Job?
Young people delve into their first work experience during their teen years, and while this might take on the form of a summer job, it is possible to manage the weight of work hours and school obligations. Take this class to find out how to succeed in both.
What are you waiting for?