In 1925, educator Donald MacJannet opened an American-style summer camp for French and American students on the shores of Lake Annecy in southeastern France, near the Swiss border.
Yearly Archives: 2013
The First Ever Teen Drama
Beverly Hills, 90210, Degrassi High, My So-Called Life, and Dawson’s Creek were all shows from the 1990s that pioneered the now ubiquitous teen drama, but nothing came before Never Too Young, the 1965 TV show that was the first to target a teen audience.
Youth Film Distribution Center, 1971
New York’s Youth Film Distribution Center was founded in 1969 as a platform to exclusively showcase 16mm sound films by young filmmakers aged 14 to 20.
Tomorrow’s Defenders of Liberty
The Victory Corps was an educational program for teenagers that ran from 1942-44, training high schoolers to become “tomorrow’s defenders of liberty.”
Krumping in Liberia
Krumping, a popular hip-hop dance style from Los Angeles, has made its way to Liberia thanks to the internet and creative teens hungry for innovative outlets for their talents.
The World’s First Selfie
Long before the Myspace and “duck face” rose to prominence, teen girls with cameras were already taking photos of themselves and sending them to loved ones.
The Birth of Skateboarding
Legend has it that skateboarding was born sometime in the mid 1940s when some inventive Californian teenagers tried to figure out a way to surf when the waves weren’t big enough.
‘I Am 13 Years Old Today’: Iowan Teen Diaries, 1872-1884
Teens and diaries have gone hand in hand much longer than you may think — the following excepts are from the journals of young people from Iowa in the years leading up to the turn of the 20th century.
Denver Teen Street Fashion, 1904-1920
Colorado at the turn of the century — the heart of the Wild West, full of cowboys, hustlers, vigilantes, sharpshooters, saloons and people filled with the ruggedness and mettle necessary to survive.
90s Hip-Hop on BET Teen Summit
The BET Teen Summit was a TV show for teenagers on air from 1989 to 2002 that combined a talk show where teens discussed everyday issues with live performances from up and coming hip-hop and R&B groups.