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Homeless in paradise: a garden program helps Hawaiian youth gain control

Reporting Lab Report | Sep 2, 2016

For homeless youth living in Hawaii, the weight of poverty and the high cost of living on an island makes them feel like they have zero control of their situation. After years of searching for a home, a gardening program helped Shawn master tools to grow his own food, support his family and regain his pride.

Maui High School, Kahului, HI
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‘Art saved my life’: how art integration lifts Miami students out of poverty

Reporting Lab Report | Sep 2, 2016

What happens when youth living in poverty are given the proper tools to express themselves? Art Studio World integrates art into learning to help Miami kids succeed in school, career and life.

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Rural youth need the military as much as it needs them

Reporting Lab Report | Sep 2, 2016

Is the U.S. military unfairly targeting youth in poverty? Some might see it that way, but that’s only looking at one side of the story. Poor youth also look to the military as a way to escape their socioeconomic reality.

Shenandoah High School, Shenandoah, IA
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Cincinnati mayor aims to break poverty cycle in 5 years

Reporting Lab Report | Sep 2, 2016

Nationally, more than 20 percent of youth experience poverty. In Cincinnati, Ohio that number is twice as high and the risk of remaining below the poverty line poses as a multi-generational threat.

Hughes STEM High School, Cincinnati, OH
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Girls living in poverty refuse to devalue their self-worth

Reporting Lab Report | Sep 2, 2016

With all the misleading stereotypes about people who live in poverty, it’s hard to maintain a positive self-image, especially as a teenager. But these young women know their identity is separate from their financial status — and their family’s struggles do not define their self-worth.

Royal Oak High School, Royal Oak, MI
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