The Pen Pal Project is a pen pal exchange hosted by QuaranTEEN for all the bored teenagers who miss social contact and want the opportunity to talk to new people and make friends from their very own couch!
Fill out our form below if you want to participate!
The Pen Pal Exchange will be hosted over e-mail. Once you sign up, we will match you with a pen pal from across the world based on your answers in the form below, and send you an email with your pen pal's email address. From there it's up to you! We have some prompts/themes below if you want to use any of them as conversation starters!
This pen pal exchange is meant for teenagers only: If there is an interest we may create a separate pen pal exchange for adults or kids in the future. Safety is our number one priority, and we tolerate absolutely NO catfishing, bullying, or anything that puts you or someone else in danger and betrays our safety guidelines (see Site Rules for more info). We want everyone to be able to have fun and make new friends, but also please use your common sense—Don't give out your address and social security number as a "fun fact about you".
Email theme 1: Introduce yourself!
Email theme 2: What would your spirit animal be and why?
Email theme 3: Most awkward/embarrassing moment?
Email theme 4: Favorite recipe/ dish you've made during the quarantine?
Email theme 6: Is a hot dog a sandwich? Is water wet? Do you pronounce salmon with the L?
** These prompts are totally optional, they are simply inspiration for conversation starters if you're not sure how to start!
WHAT TEENS SAY
SIENA, 16, NORTH AMERICA
It was so amazing to meet someone from halfway around the world who had so much in common with me!
KLEILA LOKA, 16, EUROPE
It is a great way to meet new people,and become friends, celebrating our diversity.
CHELS, 13, NORTH AMERICA
Super fun! I loved hearing from my pen pal all the way from Asia! Such a great experience learning about other people's lives!
ELISA EVRENGUN, 13, EUROPE
I think it is very special that this organization can help people make new friends from across the world and let them be less lonely.
It's such a fun experience! You get to know more about how it is like to live somewhere else!
TEHL, 16, NORTH AMERICA