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Month Of The Young Adolescent: Why tween, teen years are so important

Published On: Oct 02 2012 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2012 11:00:20 AM EDT

October is the month of the young adolescent, which brings together a wide range of organizations to focus on the needs of "tweens."

So, what, exactly, is a tween, and why is this age group so important?

Kelly Weaver, a local teacher and East Region President of the Pennsylvania Association of Middle Level Education and Theresa Stahler, Chairperson for the Department of Secondary Education at Kutztown University sat down with WFMZ's Eve Tannery to explain.