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Building homes, and a better future

Tree Trust Youthbuild program helps disadvantaged students make a difference, earn diplomas

A METRO-AREA PROGRAM that fixes up houses sold to low-income people also helps young people get t

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Nadiira "Nadirah" Farah speaks to a group of people as part of Genesys Works

The Genesys of a career

Twin Cities nonprofit Genesys Works provides training, internships to students 

A TWIN CITIES PROGRAM is providing a boost for economically-challenged students looking to get a kicksta

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Styling a future in beauty

Hands-on learning, career options among reasons students pick cosmetology school 

TAWNI KRAMER WANTED a job that would help people feel good about themselves inside and out.

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Styling a future in beauty

Hands-on learning, career options among reasons students pick cosmetology school 

TAWNI KRAMER WANTED a job that would help people feel good about themselves inside and out.

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More minority students taking PSEO courses

Participation from students of color up 53 percent since 2007-08

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Beating college essay stress

Successful essays draw on personal experience, experts say

STUDENTS PICK OUT colleges. They fill out applications. And then they have to write essays.

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Reaching the athletic crossroads

Deciding whether to keep playing can be a difficult choice for athletes 

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Swimmer graduates early to pursue Olympic dream

Harding grad Simmons hopes to compete on big stage for synchronized swimming 

DELANEY SIMMONS WAS 7 years old when she took up the sport of synchronized swimming, a pursuit that 

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Weighing in on the ‘freshman 15’

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t always come easy for college students

JOHNNY MCGIBBON, a senior at the University of St. Thomas, wants to eat healthier, but he says he can’t.

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CVE pilot sparks debate among local Somalis, Muslims

Community leaders worry about program’s safeguards against surveillance

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A metro transit bus

A new beginning to the school day

AS ST. PAUL JOHNSON moves its start time an hour later this fall, riding the classic yellow school bus may become a thing of the past for most students.

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Protesters

Young people take a stand with Black Lives Matter

Zeph Kaffey is haunted by the repeated images she has seen of black men and boys dying.

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Exploring teen pregnancy rates: The teen pregnancy and birth rates in Minnesota have decreased through the years – but why?

Teenage pregnancy and birth rates in Minnesota have plummeted throughout the last two decades and reached historic lows, according to recent data.

Learning to manage your money: Hopkins requires students to take financial courses to graduate

Take a moment and think about how much money you’ve spent in the last two weeks.

A smartphone app for teen drivers: U of M developing Teen Driver Support System to keep teens safe on the road

Ten percent of teenage drivers—ages 15-19—involved in fatal crashes in 2013 were dis­tracted at the time of the crashes, according to April data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrat

Jeffrey McGonigal, the Anoka-Hennepin School District assistant superintendent

Learning in a digital classroom: Telepresence rooms at Anoka-Hennepin save classes, bring students together

When he began talking during the interview, Jeffrey McGonigal’s voice was as clear as a bell and he appeared to be just across the room.

How to prevent – and help stop – cyberbullying: Certain steps can be taken to halt online abuse

What started as an innocent group message on Facebook grew into a mean-spirited attack that left Lana Rubinstein feeling scared and isolated.

A sign near the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Hennepin County Library’s Minne

More than a home for library books: Minneapolis Central Library’s Best Buy Teen Tech Center gives teens a place to dive into technology

3D printers. Design stations. Recording studios.

A screenshot of a post from the “HeForShe” campaign

Feminism in the digital age: Social media has played a big role in the modern-day feminist movement

Kristine Holmgren has seen feminism evolve throughout the decades.

A veteran feminist, Holmgren says these days, social media is play­ing an integral role in the women’s movement.

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