Amplifying Teen Voices

Sharing the teen perspective, hearing your words, and recording your experiences in 2020

Listen to Teens' Voices


About the Project

2020 has been a year of incredible hardship and upheaval.

In this historic time, teens' voices need to be heard. The #WeWereHere Project is an opportunity to show the world how you’ve dealt with big issues like health concerns and quarantine, missing friends and milestone celebrations, protest and social justice, and a society examining its attitudes about racism, wealth, and privilege. It's also a way to demonstrate how you've connected to and helped others in your community and beyond to make a positive impact.

Experiences to Share

  • I Am Here: Your words, images, and firsthand accounts of 2020
  • I Am Helping: Your community projects, tips, and useful information
  • I Am Okay: Sharing how you stay positive
  • I Am Not Okay: And that's okay, you can vent and be heard
Teens' Voices

I Am Here Experiences


I am Helping Experiences


I Am Okay Experiences


I Am Not Okay Experiences


Are you a young adult (12-19) who would like to share your experience about living in 2020? Do you need to fulfill volunteer or service hours? You can do both, click below to share.


Are you a librarian that wants to get your teens involved? Do you want to help with the project or are you looking for further resources? Register below for a how-to resource for librarians.