Cassie Hudson
November 6, 2013

Make an Impact: Bookworm Edition

"I am 17, I am the teen author of the best selling book The Guys, the Roses & the Regrets and I am also the CEO of my own magazine which is in its beginning stages.
As far as tips for taking a business into adulthood I am not quite there yet, but as far as making a business successful here are my tips:
1. Have a Good Team. No matter how smart or business savvy you are you cannot create a successful business alone, create a team that will work with you to make your business a success. I have a board of advisers which includes CEO's, best-selling authors and magazine publishers who help guide me through the ups and downs of business. A good team is invaluable. 
2. Have Clear Goals and Make Them Happen. To make a business work there has to be a sequence so that means set your goals and stick to them. Make sure your goals move your business forward and then get your team to help you keep achieving those goals. 

3. Be Persistent. In life and in business sometimes things are not going to work out and you have to carry on regardless of rejection. If you truly believe in your business when something goes wrong figure it out and move on. Running a successful business is hard not everything is going to be given to you on a silver platter but if you're persistent and push on through your business can be a success!"

--Grace Hatton, Author,

Any bookworms out there? If so, this week’s impact post is for you. If you’re interested in giving back to your community while surrounded by books, books and more books, here’s how to get started:

Research. Visit your local library’s website and look for the volunteer section. Most library volunteer programs have an age requirement, so make sure you meet the age limit before signing up. For example, the Nashville Public Library system accepts volunteers as young as 13 years old.

Sign up. Follow the directions online to sign up as a volunteer. If the application is not available online, visit your local library to ask about any volunteering opportunities that exist and request a written application. Just keep in mind that most libraries will require a parent or guardian to sign a “Teen Volunteer Permission Form,” so it might be helpful to bring someone with signing power with you if you’re under 18.

Decide how you want to help. Reading to kids and tutoring are just a few ways you can get involved as a library volunteer. What interests you most?

Prioritize. We know how busy you guys are, so check-in with your family and friends before deciding how many days you want to volunteer. Most library programs are flexible, and many suggest that teen volunteers commit 1-2 days a week to accommodate all of the other activities you’ve got on your plate.

Have you ever volunteered at a library? Share your experience with us in the comments section below!



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10 comments on “Make an Impact: Bookworm Edition

  1. Lucia-Torres

    I would love to help but I’m only 11 !!!!! I’ll tell my cousin to do it so I can still participate she will do all the stuff

  2. Nicole Torres -HCHS

    If it counts I volunteer at my school library. It is a lot of fun and it gives me service hours. I have always wanted to run a library of my own.

  3. kalise-jones

    YES! I just turned 13 but I don’t think I have time for the pub library maybe I can sign up for my school one next year :)

  4. Makayla

    Ugh! I so want to volunteer but I am only 12! :/ (I am a bookworm who spends most of her time, when not reading, drawing or writing novels)

  5. jazmyne-olson

    i wish i could but im 11. And i have so many things like school and gymnastics, grandma and grandpa, along with homework.


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