TeenLife Event Connects Teenagers to Community Service Opportunities in New York

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TeenLife to Host 2nd Annual TeenLife LIVE! Community Service Fair & Expo Featuring 50 New York Area Non-Profits that Engage Teen Volunteers on February 24th.

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Marie Schwartz, president of TeenLife comments, “By engaging in volunteer work, teenagers learn experientially. They discover their passions while undertaking meaningful work. These experiences can also help them make decisions about college and career."

Studies show that teens who volunteer gain benefits ranging from increased self-esteem to acquiring critical job skills. Taking action in their community is also an important component for a successful college application. Many middle and high school students are even required to complete up to 40 hours of service work to graduate. However, students, parents, and educators often struggle to find opportunities for volunteers under 18—and that match students’ schedules and interests.

For this reason, TeenLife is hosting its 2nd annual TeenLife LIVE! Community Service Fair & Expo on February     24th from 12 to 4 p.m. at Loyola School (entrance on East 83rd Park and Madison, New York, NY). This event helps connect more than 800+ students, parents, and teachers with 50 local non-profits in and around New York that specifically engage teen volunteers. Attendees will also learn about programs and services offered by Sponsors and other Supporting Exhibitors catering to college-bound teens.

Students, parents and educators can pre-register at
https://www.teenlife.com/pages/teenlife-live-new-york to receive advance information and expedited check in. Attendees will also receive a digital 2013 Guide to Community Service in New York, which features 100+ more organizations.

Marie Schwartz, president and founder of TeenLife comments, “By engaging in volunteer work, teens have an opportunity to learn experientially. They discover where their passions lie while undertaking meaningful work. These experiences allow them to make more informed choices about college and career options as well as instill a lifelong interest in giving back.”

Non-profits exhibitors include: DoSomething.org, Habitat for Humanity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Paws NY, Pencils of Promise, Project Sunshine, Smile Train, American Camp Association, Sweet Readers, World Cares Center, and more.

Sponsors and Supporting Exhibitors include: College Board, The Experiment in International Living, Intelligentsia Tutoring Co., 4 Star Camps, The Bridge at The Family Foundation, Hobsons Education Advances, College Confidential, and Wildlife Ecology Research.

About TeenLife Media, LLC:
TeenLife Media is a comprehensive source for parents, educators, advisor, and teenagers nationwide who are seeking programs and services for college-bound students in grades 7 - 12. Our award-winning website, e-newsletters, publications, and signature events feature thousands of enrichment opportunities that "bring out the best” in teenagers. Access to all of our resources is free at http://www.teenlife.com.

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