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Boston Event Recap: TeenLife LIVE! @TeenLifeMedia | trendy mommies
While my kids are not teens yet I really wanted to attend this event in Boston - Teen Life LIVE! The Fifth Annual Community Service Fair & Expo took place at the Chestnut Hill Mall on Sunday. In case you haven't heard of TeenLife.com it is the "go to" online destination for students, parents and educators nationwide who are seeking programs, products and services geared to college-bound teens, aged 13-19. The event featured over 50 Boston area non-profits that engage teen volunteers. I thought it would be interesting to see all the different organizations there and to find out a bit more about volunteerism. I brought my 10 year old and her friend and while they were a bit young to really engage, I was glad as a parent that I took the time to see all the different opportunities that are available to students when they reach that critical age. WE have to be prepared! Studies have shown that teens who volunteer gain benefits ranging from increased self-esteem to acquiring valuable