What Is Velociteen?

By Mariah, age 15, Minnesota
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Editor's note: Velociteen is the creation of Mariah, one of our writers. For more information, visit her website: www.velociteen.com

Mission Statement

We created Velociteen to help change the common stereotypes that overshadow the true identities of teens. Our main goal is to reach out, support, and help teens worldwide to improve the welfare of our generation.

Behind the People

This organization is not run by only one person. There are many people who help put our website together. Throughout the three year history of Velociteen we have had many teen and young adult staff members, ranging in age from 10 to 26, helping to coordinate projects and innovations within our website. These people, along with our visitors, help keep our website standing. Thank you for all of your help, and we appreciate your support.

Behind the Name

We have gotten a lot of questions as to what our name actually means and how it was derived. The name "Velociteen" is derived from the words "teen" and "velocity". Velocity equals the rate of speed. With that being said, the adolescent years go by fast, but they seem to last forever. Basically, we named our website "Velociteen" to describe the velocity of your life as a teenager.

The Main Focus of Our Organization

Velociteen offers advice, support, and guidance to teens around the world. We want teens to exercise their freedom of speech. We also offer ways to help make a difference online, in your community, and throughout the world. Our team of trusted teens truly care about easing your transition through the tough turnpike of "Teendom". Our staff of teens from around the world are experiencing the same challenges and changes you are coping with daily.

However, our staff is not trained to handle serious situations. If you require medical advice, we advise you to seek the counsel of a physician or qualified professional.

Being a teenager is the hardest stage of life: school, crushes, drugs, dating, peer pressure, hormones, and stress can all lead to the pitfalls of a teenager's life. Velociteen is a place where you can anonymously vent your feelings without the fear of being judged. We allow you to exercise your freedom of speech to share your feelings and seek help from other teens and young adults who face the same daily challenges.

At Velociteen, we care about all of our visitors and volunteers. You are the future.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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