Bergen County teen creates website that features resources about teen health
A high school student from Oakland, Bergen County has created a website -- an online student-led multimedia platform that features resources about teen health.
What started as a passion project in English class for Valeri Guevarra turned into a hub for reliable news and information.
Guevarra, who goes to Indian Hills High School, created the website teenhealth101.org.
The content is factual and simplified for readers.
"A lot of teens are on social media,” says Guevarra. “I kind of realized how dangerous it is for all the spread of misinformation to be targeted toward them, that's kind of contributing to negative body image. I kind of wanted to create a sort of platform that all teens could use that kind of provides accurate, but simplified information. So, teens could understand it." Guevarra says the website really expanded last summer.