Many students do not have the financial or academic means to go to a four-year college or university straight out of high school. SRL reporters at Royal Oak High School in Michigan explore how community college provides more affordable pathways for students to earn credits and fulfill requirements before transferring to a university.
For non-native English speakers, language barriers can be overwhelming. Sometimes, doing menial tasks, like paying bills, falls on younger generations in the family. Reporters at Legacy Early College spoke with students and teachers about the effects of these communication hurdles.
In the middle-class town of Royal Oak, Michigan, many students take out loans to attend college. The rising cost of college loans is affecting students’ choices about which college to attend, and the careers they pursue after graduation. In this piece, college graduates and college counselors offer advice about how to minimize student debt.
Educational opportunities in certain public school districts in Massachusetts are affected by the economic disparities between regional towns in the state. Students from Blackstone-Millville Regional High School look at the ways these disparities affect their school community.
Born in Peru, Sebastian Yupanqui never thought he could afford to go to a four-year university in America, until he discovered the Pathways Program at Northern Virginia Community College.
Nearly half of the approximately 65,000 refugees currently living in Utah are women and children. SRL students from Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City explore the challenges facing young refugees when adjusting to life in the United States.
Most people have at least some discomfort around public speaking, but can it be a barrier for education and future success? Student reporters at Etiwanda High School explored the fear of public speaking with experts, teachers and students.
Youth from different zip codes around Knoxville, Tennessee compare the opportunities and resources available in their neighborhoods.
Student reporters at Northview High School explore how the girls wrestling program at their school provides pathways for female athletes to attend and succeed in college.
Through Resource class, students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP) at Hallie Wells Middle School in Maryland have the opportunity to do their homework with the help of specialized Resource teachers.
The Restorative Circles program at Independence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina gives students the opportunity to talk openly about mental health and learn different ways to cope with the everyday pressures of high school.
In Margate, Florida, the non-profit organization B-Great provides open mic opportunities and performing venues for underprivileged artists.
SRL reporter Joseph Fernandez talked to students and faculty at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida about Explorer Reads. Participants of the early literacy program gather, distribute and read books to children who are learning to read.
In Florida, Arc Broward’s annual pageant celebrates and empowers young women with disabilities. For Mahogani Gibson, it helped her break out of her comfort zone and taught her about perseverance.
In Southern California, West Ranch High School senior Maggie Lin organizes weekly visits to a local elementary school classroom for students with special needs.
The Special Olympics Unified Schools program at Maui High School in Hawaii creates inclusive leadership opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities.
Young West Virginians wrestle with the decision to leave the state they love in search of economic security. The recent boom in natural gas pipeline construction is offering opportunities, but some are concerned the industry is only producing temporary jobs and further compounding the brain-drain of young, educated talent.
At Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin, students are given an affordable option to receive hands-on training and experience in video journalism.
Teens for Tots in L’Anse Creuse, Michigan teaches high school students about early childhood education while providing a valuable daycare service to the community.
In this 360-degree video, SRL reporter Ethan Schwindt talks to students who are taking advantage of vocational training through Skills USA, a career and technical organization.
First-generation college student Valerie Perez and graduating high school senior Eymard Bracamontes describe how the AVID program has prepared them for the challenges of higher education.
Middle Creek High School in Apex, North Carolina is one of the only schools in the district that offers a program like Peer Networks, which brings together students to socialize with their peers in the special education program.
High schooler Sumeet Gulati created a competitive dance team in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to showcase Punjabi culture in his local community.