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E-ZINE WEBSITES FOR TEENS

BOLT
www.bolt.com
A cool teen web community with boards featuring topics such as activism, college, jobs and money, movies, music, news and issues, style and other.
BRAINEVENT
www.brainevent.com
This highly recommended e-zine offers great poetry and journal entries to be read as well as submitted. Advice, sports, news and more topics are covered at this site.
CYBERTEENS
www.cyberteens.com
"Where creative teens rule." Artwork, poetry, fiction, games, plus contests for you to enter.
FREEZINE
www.freezineweb.com/index.html
This free directory of e-zines allows you to choose from over 1,000 e-zines to read. They are separated into categories such as art, society and health.
HEAR/SAY
www.hearsay.cc
This is America's College Music Magazine that is published monthly and available online. It is geared toward the college crowd, but you are never too young to learn about cool music! It is full of music reviews, book and movie reviews, interviews with music artists, contests, pictures and more.
MY FAVORITE ZINES
www.myfavoriteezines.com
Find your favorite family friendly e-zines and newsletters here or list yours free.
NEXT STEP MAGAZINE
www.nextstepmagazine.com
The Next Step Magazine is an objective guide that helps high school juniors and seniors explore potential careers, research collegiate options and make educated decisions about there futures.
RABBLE
www.rabble.ca
An interactive online magazine that has turned into a pseudo-community in its own right. Original articles and links explore social change ideas, current events, and counter-culture arts and culture. Become a rabble-rouser and discuss the latest events on the bulletin boards with the others from around the country.
REACT
www.react.com
Provides news, sports and entertainment news, as well as the opportunity for teens to take part in surveys and Internet discussions.
SPANK: YOUTH CULTURE
www.spankmag.com
Cool teen e-zine with creative writing, letters, opinions, and reviews. "Youth culture defined by Youth."
TEEN INK
www.teenink.com
This is a great e-zine. All articles in the e-zines listed are written by and for teens.
TEEN VOICES
www.teenvoices.com
This is the only magazine by, for and about teenage and young adult women.

ACTIVISM WEBSITES

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
www.aclu.org
The ACLU is the nation's foremost advocate of individual rights -- litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the U.S
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
www.amnesty.org
A.I. is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards.
TEEN VOLUNTEER
www.bygpub.com/books/tg2rw/volunteer.htm

20 ways for teenagers to help other people by volunteering.
SHINE
: www.shine.com
Seeking Harmony in Neighborhoods Everyday (SHINE) is a national non-profit organization that uses art, music, technology and sports to engage and empower young people to take a stand, use their voice and impact their world. It also offers funding for college tuition, after school programs and community base projects.
TEEN VOICES ONLINE
www.teenvoices.com
This is the online version of a magazine written by teen women for teen women. Teen Voices' slogan is "Because You're More Than Just a Pretty Face," and this motto is reflected in the magazine's substantial non-fluff content. Teen Voices also accepts submissions.
SMARTGIRL
www.smartgirl.org
Smartgirl offers a forum for young women to voice their opinions on a wide variety of issues. Ther slogan is "Smart girls decide for themselves." This site offers many fun and informative surveys and numerous discussion boards. There are no ads on this site; however, Smartgirl does provide survey results to companies who make products for young women. Their privacy policy states that visitors' anonymity will be protected.
TEEN POWER POLITICS
www.teenpowerpolitics.com
Sara Jane Boyer, author of Teen Power Politics: Make Yourself Heard, has created this great web site to go along with her book. It is a clearinghouse of ideas and links for the teen activist. Get informed and then raise your voice!
SPEAK OUT!
www.speakout.com
Learn about issues and react to them at this site. It includes interactive polls, discussion, and links.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
www.habitat.org
Habitat for Humanity brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent, affordable housing.
GREENPEACE
www.greenpeace.org
GREENPEACE is an independent and non-political, international organization, dedicated to the protection of the environment by peaceful means.
TEACH FOR AMERICA
www.teachforamerica.org
Through an intensive admissions process, Teach for America selects 500 new corps members who demonstrate leadership potential and the ability to excel as teachers, and they commit two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools.
PEACE CORPS
www.peacecorps.gov
John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps to promote world peace and friendship. The Peace Corps is fulfilling its promise by sharing America's most precious resource with the rest of the world: its people. Volunteers have helped pave the way for progress for countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.
OUTWARD BOUND
www.outwardbound.org
Outward bound thrives in five separate wilderness schools and two urban centers in the U.S. The expression "outward bound", as used by mariners to describe the moment a ship leaves its moorings, now refers to cutting people loose from the safe moorings of home, family, and familiar routines. To grow through experiencing the unfamiliar, the difficult and the adventures is at the foundation of Outward Bound.
SERVENET
http://servenet.org/
Through SERVEnet, you can enter their zip code, city, state, skills, interests and availability, and be matched with organizations needing help.
TEEN MISSION
www.teenmissions.org
This group exposes youth to worldwide missionary work.

Online Music & Art Websites


Guide to Art on the Internet
www.artcyclopedia.com
This site supplies a compilation of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources.
Dance Spirit
www.dancespirit.com
Based on the magazine for everything dance, Dancespirit.com includes chat, contests and competitions.
Get Crafty
www.getcrafty.com
For fun craft ideas visit Getcrafty.com. It is a thriving online community dedicated to the art of everyday life. Plus, the articles published cover a lot, including how to knit bikinis!
149st
www.at149st.com
@149st.com is dedicated to documenting the history of New York City underground graffiti art online. Check out all the different art works as well as information on the various artists.
Art of Mehndi

www.rupalpinto.com/mehndi
Learn about this ancient Indian body-art form at this web site. Sample some mehndi designs and learn about mehndi artists. Henna suppliers and books can also be found here.
Park Bench
www.cat.nyu.edu/parkbench
View this collaborative, high tech multimedia art exhibit. Explore and sculpt the boundaries between physical space and cyberspace.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
www.rockhall.com
This museum site allows you to check out exhibits virtually. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum offers online games and contests designed to test your knowledge or build your knowledge of rock and roll.
Internet Underground Music Archive
www.iuma.com
Features music of 3197 independent musicians. It is the one place to post your music where actual musicians are watching out for you. Create your own URL with your band name first.
Museum of Unnatural Mystery
www.unmuseum.mus.pa.us/unmuseum.htm
If you're in to the supernatural, you'll be right at home in this cyber museum. It exposes visitors to information on the history of science, scientific method, and alternate science in an entertaining, but accurate, way.
Kids'/Teens' Arts, Music, Literature
www.child.net/musicart.htm
Welcome to the kids' and teens' music, dance, writing, and arts resource site from National Children's Coalition and Streetcats Foundation! Here you will find lots of resources to be a part of all kinds of art and writing and music created by kids and teens.

POETRY WEBSITES for Teens

Aha! Poetry
www.ahapoetry.com

This is a poet's dream website. Post poems, get feedback, find a soapbox, get online poetry publications, learn about different poetry styles, ect...
Favorite Poem Project
www.favoritepoem.org

Robert Pinsky, the 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, founded the Favorite Poem Project in 1997. The Project is dedicated to celebrating, documenting and promoting poetry's role in Americans lives.
Poetry 180
www.loc.gov/poetry/180/
Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem each day of the 180 days of the school year.
Bartleby
www.bartleby.com
This preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse provides students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to full text poetry on the web.
The Poetry Archives
www.emule.com
This site has collected thousands of classical poems to help you recall fond memories or to create new ones. It provides the largest free archive of these poems on the Internet and has an easy-to-use interface.
Poetry Daily
www.poems.com
Poetry Daily is an anthology of contemporary poetry which each day brings you a new poem from books, magazines and journals currently in print.
The Academy of American Poets
www.poetry.org
This online Academy allows you to find essays on poetry, biographies of more than four-hundred and fifty poets, text of more than 1400 poems, and real audio of one-hundred poems read by their authors or other poets.
Magnetic Poetry Board
www.eaves.org/jon/poetry/
This page simulates a magnetic poetry board that randomly selects fifty words which you can play around with to make up unplanned poetry
.Poetry.com
www.poetry.com
Sponsored by the International Library of Poetry, the mission of this site is to eliminate traditional barriers that prevent most people from being heard. At Poetry.com you can post your poem, enter contests, use their comprehensive rhyming dictionary, join their Interactive Poetry Bash and much more!
4 Degreez
www.4degreez.com/poetry/index.mv
Here you are allowed to post poems, browse the Poetry Board, and feature your poetry in the teen poetry collection.

WEBSITES FOR TEEN WRITERS

 

GUIDEPOSTS MAGAZINE
www.gp4t.com/call4story.asp
Want to see your name in print? Do you dream of becoming an author? If you have a true story about how your faith helped you, send it to Guideposts Magazine and they might print it in their upcoming book.
KID NEWS
www.kidnews.com
This is a free news and writing service for students and teachers from around the globe and has published thousands of young authors from every continent! Anyone may submit a review, journalism piece, short story, poem, sports critique, real life accounts, opinions, or advice to fellow kids. Every submission, just like a publishing house, is edited and reviewed for content and language before posted.
LANDMARK EDITIONS
www.landmarkeditions.com
With respect and admiration for the talents of young people. Landmark has published 48 books that were created by students who were between the ages of 6 and 19. Browse through their website and learn more about their exciting books.
MERLYN'S PEN FOUNDATION
www.merlynspen.com
This program serves the needs of teen writers and all teen readers by identifying and publishing original teen writers. It publishes top models of teen writing as well as responding to every writer who submits work for review.
YOUNG AUTHOR'S WORKSHOP
www.planet.eon.net/~bplaroch
The purpose of this website is to provide young adults with links to online resources that will take them step by step through the writing tips, interactive writing projects, places to discuss and ask advice about writing from peers or published writers, editing references, and places to publish the writing.
WRITERS DIGEST
www.writersdigest.com/contests/your_assignment_kids_display.asp?id=158
Writers Digest hosts a special "Your Assignment for Kids" competition. You can win publication and prizes. Check out this site for the rules, prizes and assignments.
WRITERS WINDOW
www.english.unitecnology.ac.nz/writers/home.html
Writers Window is a site for school aged young writers (aged from 5 to 18) to publish their writing. This site includes an area that gives interactive tips and hints on how to improve your writing; a discussion board where you can chat with other writers; a place to add an unfinished story or poem; or to read others works.
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