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Teens and Summer Jobs

Written by Emma Megerian Having a part-time job helps develop time management,communication, stress management skills and builds work ethic which have application to all areas of your life. Will W...

Ladera's Amazing Teens: Meet Dylan

DYLAN NELSON Dylan is founder of Cooks by Dyl. He buys, sells and trades ‘hyped’ goods such as apparel, shoes and accessories. "Cook" means to buy or acquire a highly hyped or coveted item. He ha...

Ladera's Amazing Teens: Meet Sophia

SOPHIA STAFF Sophia is an avid equestrian and started her own small business Le Cheval selling equine apparel and accessories. She makes gourmet horse treats and stylish belts for riding. She sell...

Ladera's Amazing Teens: Meet Johnny

JOHNNY DEVECKA Ever since he was a young child, Johnny loved making small home movies and taking photographs. That passion continues today and, as a 15-year-old honor student, he is dedicated to p...

Ladera's Amazing Teens: Meet Riya

Riya Rajesh  Riya is a freshman at San Juan Hills High School. She loves all things science as well as music, art, and stickers. She has studied violin for eight years at the Opus 119 School of Mu...

Teen Mental Health: Broadening the Definition of Health

Article by Emma Megerian Health is at the forefront of discussion – from physical to mental health. During these times of social distancing, it’s important to be mindful of our mental state, as we...

Staying Mentally Healthy During COVID-19

Being a teenager is difficult as it is – and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging for teenagers who have felt isolated, depressed or anxious. Remember – you are not alone! Many teens ...