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A Teen Perspective

A Teen Perspective was founded in June of 2020 by Siobhan and Mia, two high school best friends. The organization began as a socio-political platform for teens to voice their opinions on world issues and for students to explore activism in a safe space.  Now, as ATP continues to expand, the team hopes to create a vibrant, bold, and creative hub for teenagers. 

A Teen Perspective celebrates and explores the complexities of adolescence through personal essays, film & music, activism, creative works, and more. 

Our Pillars

In addition to the magazine, ATP also hosts a podcast: Almost Everything (which is available on all music/podcast streaming services). In January of 2021, A Teen Perspective founded an education initiative called Teach our Teens, which has since grown to become its own entity and nonprofit organization! You can find A Teen Perspective on TikTok and Instagram at @ateenperspective.

Pictured: Mia Gidge (left) and Siobhan Kelly (right), co-founders of A Teen Perspective.


A Teen Perspective does not discriminate against applicants or contributors on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, immigration status, any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other identities.


All submissions and applicants are subject to selection and nonacceptance. Every submission and applicant will be contacted regardless of selection, and people are welcome to re-submit later on. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I hear back about my staff application?

We will notify you via email at our earliest convenience. Usually, you will hear back within a week and a half of applying. 

Are the staff positions paid?

As we are a nonprofit magazine, all positions are volunteer. However, ATP offers volunteer hours and references to staff!

When will I hear back about my creative submission?

We will notify you via email at our earliest convenience. Usually, you will hear back within a week and a half of submitting. 

Are there age restrictions for submissions or applications?

Given that our brand revolves around the celebration of adolescence, we are currently accepting applicants and submissions from youth ages 12 - 24.

How does ATP select submissions and applicants?

A Teen Perspective's writing executives will review each submission and choose pieces that align with the monthly issue theme and ATP's values. Likewise, they will be looking at overall flow, structure, grammar, and creative eye in each piece.

For staff applicants, we are looking for committed and organized youth to join our team. There are always positions open in writing, content creation, and podcasting. 

Where can I apply?

You can apply today by visiting our 'join the staff' page. From there, you may apply to as many positions as you'd like. 

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