Teens united

Florida Chapter

We are a newly established chapter and currently in Central Florida and Tampa Bay. Currently expanding into Tallahassee, Miami, Sarasota, and Jensen Beach.

What we do

Our mission is to help combat the food disparities throughout Florida.

Lunchbag Events

Partnered with #lunchbagorlando and #lunchbagtampabay to create a delivery event to distribute donations: lunches, sanitary supplies, and clothing.

One Heart

Worked with One Heart Matters to distribute boxes of food to low income families throughout Central Florida.

Protests

Created two stop AAPI hate protests and partnered with Zero Hour Florida and Ideas for Us Orlando for a Climate Change Protest.

Our Achievements so far

Distributed over 400 Food Packages with One Heart Matters, 5,000 lunches, and 3,000 donations – backpacks, sanitary supplies, clothing – to the homeless in Orlando. Created 2 Stop AAPI Protests, and worked with Fridays for Future Orlando, Ideas for Us Orlando, and Zero Hour Florida for a Climate Strike and #lunchbag Orlando, Partner with Zero Hour for a texting bank to end polluter welfare act

Our Latest Work

Our Officer Team

Hey! Some hobbies I enjoy are volunteering around the community, photography/videography, playing the violin, and also watching some TV shows or movies with my family. In the future, I hope to work within the criminal investigation field and/or be in the entertainment industry.

Heart Rirao

Co-President

Greetings Everyone! In my free time, I love to learn more about computers more specially learning programming languages such as python since I want to go into the programming field in the future. I also like to ride my bike, play the piano, the viola, as well as playing video games.

Vincent Lin

Co-President

Hey everyone! In my free time I like to spend time with my family and friends and take pictures with yearbook! I’m also interested in social issues and like to educate myself about them! Volunteering is super important, and I love to help our society in any way I can!

Sydney Weinberger

Vice President

Hi everyone! My name is Maria Monteiro & I’m a senior at Freedom High. When I’m not volunteering, I’m either playing lacrosse, working, playing with my two cats, Jax & Echo, or cooking. In the future, I hope to pursue a degree in forensic psychology, coach youth lacrosse, & continue to volunteer whenever I get the chance.

Maria Monteiro

Press Release

Hi, my name is Summer Bolling and I enjoy nature, my dogs, and hanging out with people who bring me joy. I also enjoy helping others because I believe that if everyone helped everyone else we would have less problems with poverty in the world. 

Summer Bolling

Head of Outreach

Hi my name is Caroline and I am the corresponding secretary! I am a sophomore, and I enjoy going to the beach and hanging out with my friends! I’m so grateful to be part of Teens United and all the opportunities it’s allowed me to help my community

Caroline Marlowe

Corresponding Secretary

Hi everyone! When I’m not studying, working, or volunteering, most of my free time is taken up with baking and watching horror movies. I hope to pursue a career in psychology and continue volunteering in the future! 🙂

Jane Wiley

Corresponding Secretary

Hey guys! One of my favorite things to do on the daily is watch anime or listen to music! I listen to any music ranging from popular queer pop artists to kpop, jpop, k hip-hop and so much more. I also love playing the violin, which I’ve been playing for 7-8 years now, and I also take part in an Indian Classical dance form called Bharathanatyam. In the future, I hope to work in the medical field by pursuing a surgeon position, or work in research! I’m open to anyone who wants to talk, so please feel free to message me if you have any questions !!

Trisha Bhaskaran

Recording Secretary

Hello! In my free time I like to hang out with my friends and go shopping. I am currently a cheerleader at my high school and I am involved in many clubs and academic honor societies. I enjoy volunteering and giving back to my community whenever I get the chance. I believe it is very important to help others and spread positivity. I am looking forward to volunteering more in the future! 

Maddie Banks

Fundraiser Chair

I’m Ethan Bennett and I’m a tenth grader at Plant high school. I am a member of the rowing team as well as the Best Buddies club at my school. I am trying to help my community is as many ways as I can and I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue that as a board member of Teens United this year!

Ethan Bennett

Communications Manager

Hey I’m Archana! I am from St. Louis Missouri and moved to Florida when I was 11 years old. One thing I really like to do is listen to music, I like all genres but I mostly lean towards the indie and alternative side.  I enjoy crocheting, swimming, and the great outdoors. In the future I hope to become a Software Engineer, so that I can use my knowledge to lessen the digital divide. I’m available if you have any questions, so feel free to ask!

Archana Ratnaswamy

Community Service Coordinator

Upcoming Events

16

Oct

Teens United Delivery

Partnered with #lunchbagorlando to create a delivery event to help distribute donations: lunches, sanitary supplies, clothing, and feminine products to the homeless throughout Orlando.

 

23

Oct

Helping Hearts/Clean up Parramore

Partnered with Timber Creek Helping the Homeless to facilitate Helping Hearts, measuring blood pressure for the homeless. Clean-Up Parramore is cleaning up an underrepresented neighborhood.

 

30

Oct

Teens United Delivery

Partnered with #lunchbagorlando to create a delivery event to help distribute donations: lunches, sanitary supplies, clothing, and feminine products to the homeless throughout Orlando.