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May 15th 2012

AOL's Cambio Inspires the Next Generation of Teen Entrepreneurs

As teen unemployment rates continue to rise,* we are proud to announce a new partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to help teens reach their entrepreneurial dreams. NFTE, an international non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring young people from low-income communities to stay in school and recognize business opportunities has launched MakeYourJob.org , an interactive new web resource that gives teens the basic tools and knowledge needed to help turn their interests and hobbies into real businesses. We have partnered with MakeYourJob.org for the launch of a new content hub focused on helping teens create businesses and learn to make smart financial choices throughout their lives that will live on Cambio.com.

Cambio and the NFTE will collaborate to allow teens access to MakeYourJob.org, along with inspiring videos of fellow teen entrepreneurs on Cambio.com. We will also give a select number of teen entrepreneurs competing in NFTE's National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge the opportunity to present their business ideas on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt-NY, our three day conference and startup-competition, in September 2012.

To learn more about this new partnership click here. To get more details about TechCrunch Disrupt-NY click here.

*Employment Policies Institute and Bureau of Labor Statistics

Apr 2nd 2012

Cambio Expands Its Network

Today, Cambio announced that it has added three new partners to its network: HuffPost Teen, Meez and Teen Ink. Reaching an aggregated audience of more than 12.5 million monthly unique visitors worldwide*, the network will help advertisers reach a valuable mass audience while collaborating and sharing content across its sites.

Each of the new sites contributes a unique and complementary content platform to the partnership. HuffPost Teen, the go-to platform for young people to talk about the issues that matter most to them, is written primarily by its readers while Meez provides social entertainment like gaming and rich multimedia sharing to its highly engaged audience. Teen Ink provides the Cambio Network with the largest site devoted entirely to teen-generated content.

This expansion of the Cambio Network continues the momentum behind Cambio.com's own organic growth. Since the launch of Cambio 2.0 in September 2011, the site has more than doubled its audience** due in part by the company's search engine optimization, social media strategies and compelling mix of premium video programming, including the award winning Web series "Aim High" and "CliffsNotes Films."

* comScore Media Metrix Worldwide, Audience Duplication (Cambio Group, Meez and HuffPost Teen (formerly HuffPost High School))
** comScore Media Metrix September 2011 vs. February 2012

Feb 29th 2012

Welcome to HuffPost Teen

Today, we officially renamed HuffPost High School, HuffPostTeen, to better reflect the site's mission: to be the go-to platform for teens to talk about issues that matter most to them -- not just academically but socially and culturally. Plus, HuffPost Teen just sounds more fun!

HuffPost Teen is written primarily by readers -- young people who want to share their passions, their experiences, their stories. Sometimes those stories will make you laugh, other times they'll move you to take action.

We've been waiting for the perfect moment to embrace this new name, and we chose today in partnership and solidarity with our friends who are also launching an important and ambitious project: Lady Gaga's new organization focused on Youth Empowerment, "Born This Way."

In honor of both events, you'll see a series of blogs across various Huffington Post sections written by inspiring teens about the subjects they feel most passionate. To find them, look for stories adorned with blue "Youth Empowerment" arrows. (And, of course, HuffPost Teen will feature them all!) We'll also be livestreaming the "Born This Way" launch event, featuring Lady Gaga, at 4 p.m. ET, so be sure to check back then. Our very own teen blogger Renee Dushane will be reporting from the front row as our special correspondent. And we'll also feature a very special surprise blog post.

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