Middle School Struggles: Navigating the stress of growing up

In this episode, Matt and Faiza talk about the realities and struggles of middle school, with voices from current middle school students. You’ll also hear from celebrities on what middle school was like for them, what they would tell their younger selves about what they wish they would have known, and advice to students today.

Student voices include Tre'Sean, Navaeh, Candace, Kabya, Vikiyah, Daryus, Chris’Ciara from I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, and Meera from UCLA. Other voices include actor Rudy Pankow from Outer Banks and musician Darryl McDaniels from RUN-DMC. This episode was produced by SRL production assistant Jaylah Moore-Ross with help from Briget Ganske.