Author: Cristina Liberto

Chicagoan Cristina Liberto dedicated her middle school years to serving on her school's student council, where she discovered her leadership and management skills. This summer, Cristina took part in the Hashtags and Handles summer program, sponsored by After School Matters. She is looking forward to what opportunities her high school years bring.

Fellow Teens, Let’s Put Down Our Phones and Head Back to School

Adults, you may wonder why we teens spend hours on top of hours on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, just scrolling. The truth is, we don’t keep scrolling because its interesting, we keep scrolling because we’re addicted. We know it; you know it. We all say so in surveys.   Neither teens not adults want to admit it, but it is much…