Far from the ocean, they learn about sea service

Minnesota teens gain sea experience in U.S.


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

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


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.


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.


More minority students taking PSEO courses

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


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.


Reaching the athletic crossroads

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


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 


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.


CVE pilot sparks debate among local Somalis, Muslims

Community leaders worry about program’s safeguards against surveillance

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.


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.


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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