Many of the decisions we make are shaped by the opportunities we have access to. The path to adulthood and economic security is not straightforward. For our series, "Opportunity in America," teen journalists produced stories that explore dreams, expectations and the barriers teenagers must overcome to achieve their goals.

The stories examine the tough choices and personal struggles that members of Gen Z are facing on the path to success, and the support systems that aim to prepare the most diverse and interconnected generation of our time.