14 year-old Lulu Cerone with her Mattel-created character, a punk-rocker teen-philanthropist.
SUMMER LEARNING: Education experts say idle summers can put kids behind when they go back to school in the fall. KPCC's education team spoke to teachers, parents and kids across Southern California about what they're learning this summer - or not.
Researchers say summer is a critical time for kids to pick up new skills, or practice what they were taught last school year. Students who don't can lose a lot of ground.
KPCC visited students, from pre-school to high school, to find out how they're working on their education this summer.
In the first part of our "Summer Learning" series, KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez hangs out with a teen from Encino who has more things on her to-do list this summer than most people get done in a year.