Teens Take Charge was founded with the support of The Bell (an education podcast focused on student narratives) and Handwritten (a digital platform dedicated to the art and act of writing by hand). The group, as well as its mission, was designed to be a self-sustaining, student-led coalition with complete control over the programs, events, and dissemination of information. The Bell and Handwritten operate in the background, providing the students with platforms, pens, and paper. We thank the New York Public Library for hosting our launch event at the Bronx Library Center. If you are an organization, school, teacher, writer, or student advocate interested in joining our team of supporting staff, email Taylor McGraw at taylor@bellpodcast.com.