Connecting Teens to the World Though Local and Global Service
WE welcome ALL TEENS in the pursuit of a more peaceful world.
Teens Inc connects teens to the world through local and global service. Using mindfulness, we consciously take actions to make a difference and support whatever teens are up to. We create a safe space for them to discover and explore who they are and want to be. We build, strengthen, and grow communities for teenagers by teenagers through love, respect and listening.
Teens @ the center
Service - Helping others is the key to Happiness
Social Entrepreneurship - Solve problems and create opportunities
Mindfulness - Transform your mind and transform everything
Real World Learning - Project based, hands on, applicable
Global Citizenship - Cross Cultural Competency
World Peace - Nuff said
Create the opportunities that direct their future through their special blend of talents. Clearly identify who they truly are and turn their dreams into actions.
Apply a philosophical framework for looking at life in which they take responsibility for where their are in the present and designing methods to resolve cycles of conflict.
Gain an enduring realization that helping others is the path to success.
To help build and improve the self-image of teens
To develop a sense of neighborhood and to inspire our oneness through involving the teens in volunteer work
To celebrate the differences among people outside their identified environment through inter-generational local and international service
To help promote leadership skills through representation on the Teen Board and by sharing local and international experiences in their schools, community & places of worship.
In 1996, Teens Inc was reestablished by two retired Philadelphia public school educators after being non-existent for about 25 years. During this time period there were no formal activities for teens under one organization. Teens Inc filled a void for our young people in the Northwest sector of Philadelphia (including 19114, 19118, 19119, 19128, 19129, 19138, 19140, 19141, 19144, 19150,19151) and surrounding suburban areas. We continue to nuture and champion volunteerism in near and global neighborhoods through service outreach. We also provide safe gathering places for social activities for our teens and pre-teens.
In 2000, the Inc Spot, our Teen Center, was donated by a local Chestnut Hill business person. The Inc Spot is used for recreation, meetings, art classes, movie nights, birthday parties and workshops. Our program welcomes all teens and pre-teens, ages 10-19. Young adults, including former Teens Inc members, are also actively involved in our organization through fundraising, chaperoning or creating and running programs. We have always welcomed these young adults to join the Board. We are non-exclusionary. We welcome all teens.
Teens Inc is a 501c3 non-profit organization
DO GOOD. MEET FRIENDS. BUILD COMMUNITY.
DIRECTOR & OFFICERS
JASON HUBER - Director
ARIANNA NERMELIOTIS - President
GRACE MAHER- Secretary