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Teens: 4 Ways to get involved

1- Subscribe to our newsletter to be invited to our online and in-person events + get updates of what teens publish HERE
2- Share with us videos, photos, graphics and other forms of art where you share your struggles and experiences HERE
3- Participate to a supportive peer to peer text group HERE
4- Become a teen member HERE

A TEAM OF TEENS

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Aaron
Creative Team
Hi! My name is Aaron. Some of my interests are: superheros, netflix and chilling, and cooking! I joined Give Us The Floor because I want to be a filmmaker one day. More specifically, I want to make film and media that will be liberating to QPOC voices, redefine gender roles, and break literally every stereotype there is. I see Give Us The Floor as a place where teens can explore and foster their creative talent to create things that can help educate their peers and change the world!

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Alexa
Vlogger
I am a young adult blogger, TV personality and influencer. I’m one of the youngest people in the fashion industry and I speak frequently on body image and teen issues, trying to inspire the world with my personal story and the confidence I possess. I've done some vlogs for Give Us The Floor because I really believe in their mission to help connect, support, and inspire teens.

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Blanche
Ambassador, Blogger, Creative Team
Hi! I’m Blanche. I’m French and I moved to San Francisco a fewe years ago. I love it here. All the people are so friendly and every person I meet is different in a good way. I joined Give US The Floor because I wanted a space where I could talk to other people who have been through the same things as me or who would understand even if they haven’t been through what I have. I love helping people get through challenges or if I can’t help them, at least they know they can talk to me anytime.

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Camille
Intern, Creative Team
Hi, my name is Camille. I'm 17, love sports, hanging out with friends, and spending time with my family. A couple years back I was going through an emotionally tough time and I remember wishing I had a safe group of people I could talk to for support/help. So when I found out about GUTF this year, I was so happy that an organization like this existed and provided what I had needed. Naturally, I got involved because I want all teens to have access to these resources and this group of awesome people I now call my friends.

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Daniel
Creative Team & Social Media
Most days I don't like being serious. I like being goofy around my friends and laughing with them. I listen to Korean music, explore new things and try to learn interesting things. I also love to play games. I take piano classes and I do not do well when playing in front of a crowd. I wanted to join Give Us The Floor since 8th grade. It was a chance for me to start getting to know more people and be less shy when it comes to talking to new people.

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Jenny
Intern, Blogger & Creative Team
Hi, my name is Jennifer but I prefer to be called "Jenny". I am a unique individual. I love to draw, write stories, and try new things. I like to think of myself as a walking sunshine 🙂
However, just like everyone else, I do have to deal with issues and drama. Talking about those issues with friends and finding a better outlet is why I joined, Give Us The Floor. Teenagers from all over come together as one, like a team. We bond and share our struggles throughout life 😀

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Jessica
Intern, Ambassador, Creative Team, Discussion Leader & Journalist
What’s up people!! I am like any other teenager trying to discover what and who she is. I am a lover of chocolate, animals, and new experiences! I play softball and golf for fun and school. I am also involved in Key Club, which helps me with my community service hours and see what is going on in my community. People see me as an optimistic, crazy, shy, and lovable person. But through my eyes, I am a person who doesn’t know who she is yet. I am a person who always thinks about consequences and the negative sides to the decisions that I make in school and in life. The reason why I joined Give Us The Floor is because I want to discover who I am and what I can do for not just my family and friends, but for other people that are struggling through life. I really like to listen to people because honestly I don’t have an interesting life. By listening to what people say, whether they talk about their struggles or their accomplishments, I feel like I have a purpose in this world.

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Hannah
Ambassador, Blogger & Discussion Leader

I am currently a sophomore and I joined Give Us the Floor because I feel like this organization is unique in so many different ways. I have never seen an organization in my school that allows teenagers to engage in a discussion that could lead to a vast array of topics. It also interests me that we are all culturally diverse which will lead to meaningful conversations. Additionally, I hope to learn more about many of the issues other teenagers are facing today. In this way, we can all better understand each other.

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Lisa
Intern & Discussion Facilitator

Hey guys! I’m Lisa. I’m from France, moved to San Francisco during my freshman year of high school, and now I go to university in Canada, studying psychology. I love traveling and living in three different countries has really opened my mind. I love meeting new people from different backgrounds and learning about different cultures and ways of life. I joined Give Us The Floor to be in a community where I wasn’t judged. Here, I met new people who are going through the same challenges I am, or through different ones; but always listen and offer support 🙂

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Marisa
Ambassador, Blogger & Creative Team - Ex-Intern

Hello, my name is Marisa - I enjoy literature, writing, photography, and filmmaking. As a lover of tea, coffeehouses, and year-round turtleneck wearing, I joined Give Us The Floor as an outlet for free expression and to get my ideas out there. Creativity and expression are two simple pleasures I cherish and Give Us The Floor is an excellent platform to do so. I think in any situation, it's always good to have people you can talk to about it. Give Us The Floor being the place to do so. So to conclude, don't do drugs. Except caffeine. Do caffeine.

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Melita
Ambassador, Creative Team, Discussion Leader & Journalist - Ex-Intern

I have way too many interests to list, but my top three obsessions right now are sports, kpop and reading. I’ve tried numerous activities. I’ve found out that I love softball and golf, met so many awesome people, started learning multiple languages like Mandarin and Korean, found this awesome teen-led organization (Give Us The Floor), and so much more. I hope with this amazing organization, I can overcome most of my negative experiences. I am also learning how to give helpful advice to people from my point of view. If you want to try out different roles and learn new skills, or if you are experiencing some terrible times or want to help other teenagers, this is the place to be.

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Nathan
Intern, Creative Team & Social Media
Aye, I'm Nathan (or Nate Yo) and I'm just an average teenager going through life just like everyone else. I like to watch sports, play games, create new things and ideas, and have fun. I like to think deeply about different subjects, and that causes me to think ambitiously. I like making things, especially videos and sometimes Legos. And just like most people, I have friends, and those friends have issues that are pretty hard to deal with. That's why I joined Give Us The Floor, so that I can have a chance to express myself through creativity, to bring relatability to my friends, and hopefully other people. Most of my friends don't know how to deal with their problems, so I hope that this will help me to help them get through this tough period in their lives.

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Panote
Creative Team & Programmer
Hi, my name is Panote (or just Note) and I’m from Thailand. I enjoy listening to music, dancing, playing guitar, and drawing. I’m interested in music production and programming, which I have very little experience in. I’m currently deciding my future career that’s why I joined Give Us The Floor, to meet new people and learn new things from other teenagers.

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Paul
Blogger, Creative Team & Journalist
Hi my name is Paul, and I like to narrow myself down to 3 main interests of mine: music, cars, and skateboarding. I mostly am better off with music because I do that more often. I play bass and have been for quite a while now. I joined Give Us the Floor mainly because a friend that invited me, and so I sat in one of their meetings. It was sort of awkward at first because I just sat there listening to everyone talk. But then hearing all of their ideas and topics for teens and the youth of today was, I don't know, it kind of felt like if all these ideas and plans keep going, something here is going to eventually change the world, and that's why I made the decision to join in it.

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Savanna
Ambassador, Blogger, Film Maker, Discussion Leader & Journalist
Normally talking about myself isn’t really one of my strong points, but there are a few simple things I am willing to let all of you know! Of course, I love my family and friends. I come from a wide variety of heritages. But I mostly just consider myself Venezuelan. Besides my family and friends, my life consists of three things: music, sports, and school. I play the piano, guitar, drums, ukulele, and I’m not too bad on vocals. I play tennis, soccer, and I love the outdoors. I currently hold a 4.1 GPA and I take college classes (I really am a big nerd, but it’s okay because I actually like school). As for my future, I personally have no clue whatsoever. That is why I joined Give Us The Floor. I need inspiration. I want to be motivated by other teens. I also sometimes feel like nobody listens to me, which sucks because I feel like some of my input could be really useful. That is why I decided to be a discussion leader for Give Us The Floor. This way I can share my thoughts on different topics, as well as listen to others.

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Shayna
Creative Team, Ex-Intern

I enjoy reading, watching and making films, and traveling. The Bay Area’s uniqueness brought together this organization of supportive teens that I stumbled across. After my first meeting, I left with good vibes and a project to work on inspired by ideas from teens throughout the bay. This way, I could open up more about difficult situations I face with people I could relate to. I like that we set goals each meeting because it helps me learn to stick to them in the future. I find that a lot comes out of our meetings, even when you just sit back and listen to others speak. The mutual support from these teens helps us learn and grow from each other. I'm excited for the challenges, meeting new friends, and supporting other teens, which we both benefit from.

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Vanessa
Blogger, Creative Team & Social Media

Hello! My name is Vanessa and I joined Give Us The Floor to experience new things and to meet more people, and I have already done just that. I have interests in health, specifically healthcare reform and also calculus! In my free time, I eat brunch, sing and watch a variety of different TV series, movies and documentaries. I look forward to meeting you guys. ^_^

REST OF TEENS TO BE ENTERED

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

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Blanche

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Hannah

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Jenny

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Marisa

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Melita

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Nate

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Shayna

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Vanessa