We Were Here

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2020 has been a year of incredible hardship and upheaval.

In this historic time, teens' voices need to be heard. The #WeWereHere Project is an opportunity for young adults, ages 12-19, to show the world how you’ve dealt with big issues like health concerns and quarantine, missing friends and milestone celebrations, protest and social justice, and a society examining its attitudes about racism, wealth, and privilege. It's also a way to demonstrate how you've connected to and helped others in your community and beyond to make a positive impact.

Participate in the national conversation by sharing your stories, videos, and personal reactions about 2020.

Experiences to Share

  • I Am Here: Your words, images, and firsthand accounts of 2020
  • I Am Helping: Your community projects, tips, and useful information
  • I Am Okay: Sharing how you stay positive
  • I Am Not Okay: And that's okay, you can vent and be heard

View the experiences shared by other young adults and share your own:

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Community Service

Need to fulfill community service hours? Send us an email at kristenr@edwpl.org to request approval.

Thank you for participating in this project. We can't wait to hear what you have to say.

The #WeWereHere Project was created by Young Adult Services Forum of the Illinois Library Association. The project website is built & maintained by teen web developer Rayaan Siddiqi.