Make a Difference in the Community with Your Library

Join Teens Leading Change for the opportunity to develop and participate in a civic action project and implement positive change in your community.

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It looks great on a resume, but that's not all!

What is Teens Leading Change?

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News & Highlights

See how our projects are making a difference in LA.

Civic Action Projects

Find some Inspiration

Teens have the opportunity to design projects with librarians and community stakeholders that have ambitious yet achievable goals and focus on the issues they care about most within Los Angeles.

How will you effect change?

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

The following steps guide the creation of all civic action projects:


Research & Explore

Identify a community highlight, issue, or concern.

Research the topic, and prepare a funding proposal.


Develop & Implement

Develop an action plan, and implement your group’s civic action project


Reflect, Share & Assess

Present your group’s work at a TLC Showcase, reflect, and evaluate your experience

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Can’t join today but want to take action in the future?