Mentors4Teens

“Mentors4Teens” highlights positive influence to our teens thru mentors beyond mom and dad. Channel is sponsored by Ford en Español, and their #AbrochatePorAmor campaign for safe teen driving.

4 Ways to Find Mentors to Positively Influence your Teen

This article is part of the special editorial section called “Mentors4Teens,” which highlights positive influence to our teens thru mentors beyond mom and dad. Channel is sponsored by Ford en Español, and their #AbrochatePorAmor campaign for safe teen driving. We had the opportunity to chat with Claudia Espinosa, founder of L.O.V.E., a mentoring program for young Latinas […]

[Video] How to Mentor Your Teens About Safe Driving

For parents, having their teen start driving can be not the best new, as it entails a new level of responsability to the not-yet-adult child. Their inexperience on the road make them at higher risk of accidents. The mobile use adds a whole new layer of distractions (ones that even adults are guilty of). Peer pressure of […]

Girl Scouts to Introduce More Tweens & Teens to the Wonders of the Outdoors

According to the Girl Scout Research Institute’s More Than S’mores: Successes and Surprises in Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Experiences, girls benefit immensely from exposure to the outdoors. Data showcases direct connections between outdoor experiences and Girl Scouts’ understanding of their leadership potential. Despite the benefits of experiencing the outdoors, about 60 percent of girls are not […]

[Video] “Boys & Girls Club” of West San Gabriel Valley Opens “Tween Tech Center,” for STEM learning of Middle School Students

Many of today’s youth are not exposed to STEM (science, technology, education & math) role models and careers, and during the out-of-school time, “Boys & Girls Clubs” provide high-impact programming to positively engage students in STEM subjects. In partnership with Samsung, “Boys & Girls Club” of West San Gabriel Valley, CA open the doors to their […]

How Being a “Tech Tia” Helps Me Keep the Bond with My Nephew & Niece

I share an incredible bond with my nephew, Franco (7), and his sister Miranda (3), who both live in Argentina. Technology is a very strong link in that bond. I moved with my parents to Miami, Florida from Argentina in 2004, when I was seventeen (I was a tween once!). I am the youngest of three […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Kicks Off Challenge to Get Tweens & Teens to Be Fit

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has set bold goals to enable more kids to achieve a great future, including logging 4 billion hours of physical activity from Club kids and teens by 2018. As part of their three-year national partnership, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Nestlé are challenging Clubs around the country to […]

Parents are KEY to Encouraging STEM Careers

An interview with Ford Motor Company’s Liz Elser On a recent trip to Kennedy Space Center (full post coming soon), Cristy overheard a tween girl asking her father to “Plllllllllleeeeeeaaasssseeee” buy her an astronaut uniform.  His response, “Those are for boys!”. This scene is exactly why Los Tweens began the Celebrate Education/Educacion #CelebrateEDU series.   […]

Being Thankful for Having a Mentor & Having Mentored

Volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters or donate today I am blessed to have had wonderful mentors since childhood. My parents always were available to guide me and I had fantastic grandparents who always had something to tell me! But when I think about mentoring I picture people who didn’t have an obligation to guide […]

Los Tweens & Teens Supports Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America

    It’s Hispanic Heritage Month– a special time to drive support for Latino youth- Adults mentors VAMOS!!   It’s great when your life comes full circle in a positive way. When I started my career in Public Relations I interned at a Miami agency whose non-profit client was Big Brothers Big Sisters of America […]

Interview With Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chavez

By: Cristy Clavijo-Kish Girl Scouts Helping Tweens Build Confidence, Character & Courage When Katherine and I heard that the new Girl Scouts of the USA CEO was a Latina- we can honestly report our excitement. We have been active Girl Scout Troop Leaders in South Florida for 4 years now since our girls started Kindergarten […]