As teens discover their identities, writing about their experiences can be helpful in developing a capacity for self-observation and reflection. Teen Ink, a publication of teen writing since 1989, has a section on teen memoirs. Libraries may want to consider subscribing to the print edition of this publication.
TED Talks: Teens may want to do their own TED Talks--this offers a possibility for a public program for your community, presented by your teens. This can be an opportunity for teens to explore a topic of interest to them over the summer and to develop a presentation on it.
Future Ready with the Library: Connecting with Communities for College and Career Readiness Services
YALSA also maintains a wiki of information about college and career readiness. Partnerships with other organizations can help young teens begin to connect their interests to possible opportunities for college and/or careers. Rural teens face choices that differ from their urban peers; this project will develop programs tailored to small, rural and tribal libraries.