Dekiru “True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.”

"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us." Wilma Rudolph

Dekiru できる: What's in the name?

The word dekiru comes from a Japanese verb that can be translated to "capable". This word captures the meaning of our goal right here to change the perspective of people who discourage others because of the things they believe are impossible for them to achieve. Because for us, the youth, we think that everything is possible no matter what other people say!

Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support -Misty Copeland

What's it about?

by: Joshua Ramos

A lot of people belittle the youth today. They think of us as lazy and very privileged so we don't know what it means to work hard for our lives. We want to challenge that and show everyone that we, as Ateneo Senior High ABM students, have the capacity to become great and do something that changes lives.

This magazine has the intent of showing that kids and teens of today have the abilities required to successfully run businesses. The magazine is aimed at proving this fact with kids and teens within the Millennials and with Generation Z. This would mean people born from 1998 (the last of the millennials to be in their “Teens” this year) onwards. The magazine focuses more though on people in their “teens” than those younger than them.

The magazine was made as to show that despite richer children and teens of today being more prone to substance use, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, cheating, and stealing there are those within this class of people who can still make productive contributions to our society. This truth can be seen in the people to be described below:

  • Hart Main- By the time he was 17 he was successfully running a candle business he started at 13 years old.
  • Charlotte Fortin- She is a teenager who put up her very own clothing line.
  • Caine Monroy- At nine years old this boy decided to put up his own cardboard arcade.

Successful Youth of Today

Success in the Youth

by: Michael Ong Yiu

1. Nick D’Aloisio

Nationality: British-Australian


Occupation: Entrepreneur and Computer Programmer

Nick is best known for being the creator of Summly, an automatic summarization algorithm programmed with SRI International which can shorten news stories to 1000, 500 and 140 character summaries. He was able to sell Summly for 30 million dollars to Yahoo. Before all of this, while a teenager, he started small by selling apps for 7 dollars each. Building up from 7 dollars an app to 30 million dollars is an amazing feat for someone so young. Though even with the amount of money he currently has in his hands, he chose to go back to school and finish his education in Oxford University, rather than living off the fortune he received from his app/program development.

2. Akrit Jaswal

Nationality: Indian

Age: 19

Occupation: Surgeon

Akrit is currently considered as a medical genius. He performed his first surgery as an amateur when he was only 7 years old. It was because a neighboring family was challenged financially, so when the fingers of their daughter were fused together because of a fire, instead of asking for professional help, they asked Akrit to separate her fingers and he did so successfully. Ever since, he had been sponsored and mentored by B.R. Rahi, the Chairman of Secondary Education Dharamshala. Upon reaching the age of 12, he began undergraduate courses for medicine in Indian University, and was the youngest person to be accepted in the university. At 17 he began his masters in applied chemistry to work towards his life goal: looking for a cure for cancer.

3. Katie Ledecky

Nationality: American

Age of Success: 15

Occupation: Competitive Swimmer

A lot of achievements have been reached or made since Katie began swimming by the age of 6. She won the gold medal for the 800-meter freestyle in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, when she was 15, and by the age of 19, at the 2016 Olympic Games, she came home with 4 gold medals, 1 silver medal and broke 2 world records. In total she won 19 gold medals and 1 silver in major international competitions. Right now she currently holds World Swimmer of the Year titles, an International Female Champion of Champions Title and is the youngest person in the Times 100 list.

Akrit Jaswal and Katie Ledecky

4. Hailee Steinfield

Nationality: American

Age of Success: 14

Occupation: Actress

Hailee was nominated for an Oscar by the age of 14 for her role as Mattie Ross in the True Grit. She also became the star of the film Romeo and Juliet in 2013. Aside from that, she was also known for singing in Pitch Perfect 2, and was able to sign to Republic Records where she released several songs that peaked top 12 in Billboards top 100. With this fame, she became the hired face of Miu Mui, a Chinese Clothing Company.

5. Ben Pasternak

Nationality: Australian

Age of Success: 16

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Ben is most known for being the Founder and CEO of Flogg but he had a lot of stuff before that peak of fame. At the age of 15, he created an app called ‘Impossible Rush’ that had been downloaded over a million times. By 16, with a 2 million fund from eBay, he founded Flogg, an application where a person can easily buy and sell their products, much like a garage sale online. Being the founder and CEO of this, He spends 14 to 16 hours of overseeing staff who can reach up to almost twice his age. With the support of his family, he dropped out from school and decided to pursue his career as a tech tycoon, and to continue to oversee Flogg. He currently now lives on his own with an apartment with rentals at 4,030 dollars a month.

How can you be successful too?

Tips and Tricks on being Successful based on suggestions found online

•Be more Active

Engage in more extracurricular activities and Volunteer in the community

•Planning for the Future

Set goals, Build strong relationships, Save money and Study hard

The Strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack

This magazine has shown multiple examples of minors being successful and creating their own business and livelihood. This shows that young people such as us or even younger, can follow their example and create success in their own accords. This magazine does not trying to say that these successes come overnight but rather a long process with dedication and hard work. Most importantly, this comes with the support of the guardians and adults that surround them because the at the end of the day, they are the ones that motivate or discourage the youth to follow their dreams.


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