Heading in the right direction
Illustration by Meleck Davis of Triangle Park Creative
How do Minnesota teens feel about their teachers, friends and parents? Are they smoking or drinking less? How does that differ from teens in years past? According to a survey of 9th and 12th graders, the news is mostly good.
A team of ThreeSixty reporters dug through pages of survey results to find stories they thought would be interesting to Minnesota teens.
Simon Lancaster breaks down the major improvements the survey found, plus where teens could still improve.
Victoria Turcios examines the many and surprising reasons abstinent teens chose not to have sex.
David Gustafson doesn’t reflect one of the trends the survey found — he works about 20 hours a week. But fewer seniors are working more than 11 hours a week these days.
And a group of 9 young men from Minneapolis, Eden Prairie and St. Paul discuss why girls are more successful in school, and what can be done to help guys catch up.