Recent Student Reports

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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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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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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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Homeless, transgender immigrant teen finds hope in education

Reporting Lab Report | Sep 2, 2016

In the hopes for a better life, Hunter Heksch, along with his family, left Hungary to immigrate to the United States. But this land of opportunity wasn’t what he’d hoped. If struggling to maintain high grades wasn’t enough, Hunter is homeless and is currently searching for acceptance after identifying as transgender.

West Ranch High School, Stevenson Ranch, CA
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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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Growing up with a parent behind bars

Reporting Lab Report | Sep 2, 2016

Malayna was nine years old when her mom was arrested. Samantha’s father was arrested before she was born. Learn how these children try to maintain healthy relationships while they deal with the challenging consequences of their parents actions.

Royal Oak High School, Royal Oak, MI
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Sisters band together to overcome trauma of mom’s drug addiction

Reporting Lab Report | Sep 2, 2016

Sisters Chelsie and Zayddi grew up constantly moving between foster families, treatment facilities, friends and family while their mother battled drug addiction. Chelsie often had to step in as a mother figure for Zayddi and still does. More than 8 million children in the U.S. have a parent who is battling drug addiction.

Shenandoah High School, Shenandoah, IA

Texas got talent

Reporting Lab Report | Jun 20, 2016
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