Social Media Selling Fake Perfection To Teens

By Brooke Tucker, Virtual Youth Ambassador for Berks Teens Matter You’re on social media right now. You’ve probably just scrolled a celebrity posing precariously to hide their insecurities and what society would call flaws. Maybe they even photoshopped their body to...

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Every Teen Leads – Palo Magazine, Oct 2021

Palo – September 2021 Every Teen Leads Berks Teens Matter by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison; translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Báez, HRC and Youth Ambassador Coordinator When I began to think about teen leadership this month, I thought about simply listing...

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I Graduated, Now What? – Palo Magazine, August 2021

Palo – August 2021 I Graduated, Now What? Berks Teens Matter by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison; translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Báez, HRC and Youth Ambassador Coordinator If you are a recent graduate of high school, college or technical school, take time to...

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Art for Teens – Palo Magazine, July 2021

Palo July 2021 Berks Teens Matter “Art for teens” by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison; translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Báez, HRC and Youth Ambassador Coordinator “Art,” writes author Rayne Lacko, “is born of the very human need to express who you are. Art...

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Resources for LGBTQ+ Teens – Palo Magazine, June 2021

El Palo – June 2021 Berks Teens Matter “Resources for Berks LGBTQ+ Teens” by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison; translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Báez, HRC and Youth Ambassador Coordinator Twenty-one years into the 21st century, Berks County has come a very long...

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We Are Living History – Palo Magazine, May 2021

El Palo – May 2021 We are living history by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison; translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Baez, HRC and Youth Ambassador Coordinator We are living history. It is a phrase we have heard often, in one form or another, over the last year. But...

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Walking the talk – Palo Magazine, April 2021

El Palo – April 2021 Walking the Talk by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison; translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Baez, HRC and Youth Ambassador Coordinator What is it that you want your children to learn? What kind of people do you want them to become? How do you...

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A Date With Violence? – Palo Magazine, March 2021

Palo – March 2021 Berks Teens Matter A Date with Violence? By Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison Translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Baez, HRC and Youth Ambassador Coordinator According to the CDC, 26% of women and 15% of men have experienced intimate partner...

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Before the Wedding Bells – Palo Magazine, February 2021

PALO – February 2021 Before the Wedding Bells by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss, Community Liaison   Translated by Johnathan Rodriguez-Baez, HRC/YA Coordinator According to Sara Villanueva, Ph.D., “on average here in the U.S. teens begin dating around the age of thirteen.”...

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