1. Vivo Girls Sports, Inc. or VivoGS - A social network for girls who share a passion for sports. Although the majority of websites for teenagers online are social networks for girls, they usually are filled with celebrities, games, fashion, etc. VivoGS was formed by a diverse group of people, united in their passion to support athletic girls and young women. Girls ages 13-24 years old can share, discover and connect with each other and with experts.
Although VivoGS has been live in beta since November 2009 and already has over 38,000 fans on its Facebook page, it only announced its formal launch on September 1st, 2010, just in time for the start of the new school year. VivoGS founder, Mariou McFarlane, realized that a social network and resource focused specifically on young female athletes did not exist anywhere. "There needs to be a forum where young women can share information about training, try outs, coach issues, body issues, injuries, nutrition, fitness and sports news, and ask questions that actually interest female athletes". The website includes a mix of user generated content, aggregated and original content.
2. Kidult - A news/entertainment website for teenagers, designed to give them smart content on everything from pop culture to global politics. Started by media veteran Mimi Valdes and Grammy winning artist Pharrell Williams, Kidult address hard-hitting issues. Picture Huffington Post written by teenagers. Readers are engaged through online polls and in person at leadership conferences.
Kidult is multicultural so all teens will feel welcome. Pharrell Williams, inspired by his young fans, created Kidult because he believed that they deserved a website that respected their intelligence and covered their diverse interests - from science to fashion. Pharrell wishes he had a site like this as a teenager. Kidult is full of stories that interest teenagers but doesn't talk down to them.
Would your teens be interested in either Kidult or VivoGS? Do you know of any other different or interesting websites for teenagers you can share with us?