Laura S., Carlota G., Gabrielle A., Sarah E.

With Teen FAQ, we hope to improve the lives of teenagers who struggle with their high school experience. As teenagers, we are greatly aware of the stress and tough decisions young adults face. With our website, we’d like to bring awareness to issues that affect students, along with promoting a healthy lifestyle which will improve multiple mental and physical wellbeing.

It’s a known fact that thousands of teenagers around the world deal with a multitude of problems which come hand-in-hand with being a young adult. These problems can range from deciding which outfits to wear, to defending themselves against the local bully. The issues that teens face are the furthest thing from benign -- with sources that provide reliable data that suggests that though teens are young, they’re still dealing with adult problems. Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds – or 7,000 a day. Teen FAQ hopes to change the statistics by creating a more amicable environment, in which teens feel comfortable and safe.

Teen FAQ’s mission is to create a safe and open-minded environment in which young adults can explore and learn new things. Teen FAQ’s main priority is creating a setting that would help people ages 12-19 transition smoothly through some of the most crucial years of their lives. Our approach is to provide a free and easily accessible website that informs teenagers of the ways to be healthy, politically informed, and above-all, aware of the the social issues that come with being a young adult. The originality of Teen FAQ would, without a doubt, be enough to hold our viewers attention. This is because the posts are being written by teens, and are 100% gossip free.

A technical difficulty our group encountered was creating a "Feedback/Questions" box in which the user can give us an input either Anonymously or with their email. We had to use a plug in from POWr that would send the input directly to our email. We could not do it through JavaScript or HTML, therefore we ended up using iFrame and embedding it into our code.

Laura, Gabrielle, Carlota, and Sarah are rising high school juniors and seniors. They have a wide variety of interests, ranging from social justice, to math and science, to fashion, to graphic design.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at Knight - MDC - Ada Lovelace.