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teens on the Art Attack team plan their artwork
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Summer volunteer program offers teens dynamic and engaging experience

d a fun and creative ways to occupy their time. Oak Park Public Library welcomed 100 teens to take part in the library’s teen summer … Read more ›

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Acting Class for Teens

GreenMan Theatre Troupe is pleased to offer theatre arts programs designed to challenge, engage, and inspire. Whether you are just curious about theatre or are … Read more ›

Back Talk: Teen drinking at home, under parental supervision?

  TribLocal and The Mash, the Chicago Tribune’s weekly newspaper and website serving teenagers in the city and suburbs, recently asked area high school students … Read more ›

reading a newspaper at Oak Park Public Library
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Sophomores invited to apply to “News Know-How” campaign at Oak Park Public Library

Oak Park teens starting their sophomore year are invited to apply to News Know-How, a national campaign to engage high school students, journalists, news ethicists, … Read more ›

'I had some problems growing up. Obsessive- compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome. Medication had those under control by the time I reached middle school, but it didn't matter. I was already known as the weird kid.' — Tribune illustration by Phil Geib, May. 7, 2012

T.J.’s Blues: A graphic memoir of teen depression

High school junior T.J. Watson says depression feels like a trap with no escape. When it strikes, he grows lonely and horribly sad, as though … Read more ›

From left, Mary Kate Sperduto, Adam Bauer-Goulden, Ross Sullivan and Willie Heineke, former OPRF students, are planning a 250-mile bicycle ride in May to raise money for the Rainforest Rescue Coalition
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OPRF Alums Form Coalition to Save Rain Forest

Four high school buddies from Oak Park River Forest High School want to help the world take a breath.They’ve formed the non-profit Rainforest Rescue Coalition … Read more ›

Back Talk: Getting a handle on prom expenses

TribLocal and The Mash, the Chicago Tribune’s weekly newspaper and website for teenagers in the city and suburbs, have been checking in with area high … Read more ›

members of Booktalkers volunteer team 2011
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens at Oak Park Public Library

Looking for a unique summer volunteer experience? Oak Park Public Library is once again offering a volunteer program for teens that will build your skills, … Read more ›

teen working at library computer
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Teens prepare for job market with free workshops at Oak Park Public Library

If you’re a teen who plans to work this summer, attend Oak Park Public Library’s job workshop series for guidance. You’ll prepare to ace the … Read more ›

Back Talk: Got plans for prom? (And do your parents know?)

  TribLocal and The Mash, the Chicago Tribune’s weekly newspaper and website serving teenagers in the city and suburbs, recently asked area high school students … Read more ›