This summer, while some of us are thinking about the shore and lazy days, a group of local teens from the Philadelphia area will be traveling to Guatemala for ten days. The members of Teenagers Inc are united in our dreams and hopes for improving the future for families in Guatemala.  We will be working in small teams with the locals to build houses for Guatemalan families.  We believe we live in one global world with a responsibility to help our neighbors living beyond our borders with limited or no social and economic support from their government. However, we realize that we will need some help and are asking for your support.

Aside from building houses, we will also be participating in a variety of other service activities from assisting at Casa Jackson Malnutrition Center to participating in clothing/vegetable distributions, visiting schools, and serving in the Albergue Santa Madre Homeless Shelter. Having traveled to Guatemala once before I know though we have all worked very hard to go on the trip and will work tirelessly while there, the members of Teenagers Inc. fall in love with every aspect of Guatemala through our service and its people.

One of the requirements for the trip is for each teen to pack a large suitcase (50 pounds) filled with an assortment of school and dental supplies. We are so thankful for the overwhelming support and donations we have already received from our local community. Due to the number of teens going, we have a large sum of suitcases filled with donations for the children of Guatemala.  It would be gratefully appreciated if you would be willing to sponsor us and contribute towards the required baggage fees.  We are asking you to “adopt a suitcase” for $40.  If you are interested please mail  your contribution to 105 Bethlehem Pike, Philadelphia, PA, 19118 or visit us at  All proceeds are tax deductible.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Anya Seehusahai age 16

Little Flower High School

Featured Teen Business: Happy Ours

Happy Ours, created by four 8th grade girls at Pan American Academy Charter School, is a babysitting service. They take care of your little ones so you can have a few happy hours. These smart and highly capable teens work well together. Collaboration and dedication has brought their idea to reality. And now their business is up and running and available to you.

On May 7th from 6-9, Teens Inc is hiring Happy Ours services to watch your 4 – 10 year olds for only $15! We have games, crafts, ping pong, movies and pizza while you hit the avenue for a few…hours. Space is limited so contact Happy Ours ASAP. Make sure you put Teens Inc in the subject line.

The Inc Spot is where it’s at. 105 Bethlehem Pike 19118

  • Sat April 30 – Yard Sale
  • Fri May 6th – Art Gallery Opening and painting party (aka “Quick, make a gift for Mother’s Day art night”) 6-10
  • Wed May 4thPop Up Shop for Mother’s Day Gifts! 3-7  AFTER SCHOOL!
  • Sat May 7thHappy Ours babysitting Club 7-10
  • Fri May 13th – Gaming Night Check out our new systems. 7-10
  • Sat May 14th – Pastorius Park stage build volunteer opportunity.
  • Sun May 15th – Garden Festival Check out our super cool booth and get community service hours
  • Fri May 20th – Beauty and the Becks (Bredenbecks that is. Learn make-up techniques, paint nails, and get some ice cream) Or just get ice cream. Girls night out! 7-10 RSVP HERE.
  • Sat May 21st – Face to Face Community Garden Service 10-1
  • Fri May 27th – Best Friend Movie Night  7-10
  • Sat May 28th – Teens Conversational Spanish: Practice your Spanish
What had happened was…

April was busy.
Earth Day, The Sellouts, Face to Face, Yard Sale, Guatemala planning

Inside Scoop, Outside Teens Inc

It takes a village to raise a TEEN. That’s why we want you to know about other cool teen jawns.

Philadelphia Youth Network Work Ready Application Link is Open.

Apply Today to join our Teen Leadership Corps!

All youth, 14-18 years old, are welcome to join our team this summer for the Philadelphia Youth Network’s Work Ready program. Youth will work at the Awbury Agricultural Village with TLC or at Henry Got Crops! CSA Farm at Saul High School with Weavers Way Community Programs. Youth will develop skills in planting, harvesting, cooking, and business by creating farm-based products with flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Click here to apply. For more information or help with your application, email our TLC Program Manager, Christina Moresi, M.Ed. at or visit our website.

THE BUSINESS OF DOING GOOD is a program FOR KIDS BY KIDS that build leadership and entrepreneurial skills and courage to make the world a better place.


The Business of Doing Good

A Social Entrepreneur Program for Middle School Kids



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100 W. Oxford Street, Fishtown

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