Students have to be at risk of dropping out of high school to land a job at Southwire. It’s all part of a program called “12 For Life.” Southwire created it in 2007, together with the local County school system, to try and improve the dropout rate and improve the lives of teens like Deriek Foster.
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Students are settling into the routine of fall semester, drilling spelling words and memorizing times tables. But at some schools, students are drilling another key idea: motivation.
During those two years while my mom was losing her voice, in a way, I lost mine as well.
After 24 years with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Captain Martín Baeza has returned to the Hollenbeck division, where he first started his career.
In Oakland, Calif. we’re noticing something peculiar… an old craze is bubbling back up to the surface of youth culture. And it’s Bubble tea!
School policing isn’t a new topic but since the Connecticut school shooting, administrators and school officials have been pushing for even more police presence in schools.
Moving away from home and going to college can be stressful for anyone, but Asian American students often face culturally related factors–model minority expectations and family pressures, among them–that can affect their mental well-being.
It’s unusual enough for an Asian American parent to discuss mental health with teens, given the stigma that surrounds mental illness in many Asian American communities. But Wei speaks with an indisputable authority: a teenage son who struggled for years with minor depression, a daughter who took her life in college.
Make no mistake: most Asian American teens are emotionally healthy and thriving. But government statistics suggest that a substantial number struggle emotionally. Among Asian American high school students, 29 percent have reported feeling “sad or hopeless” for at least two weeks in a row during the past year.