MAKERS is the award-winning video collection of women’s stories. Now, author Amy Richards is bringing these inspirational stories to young readers in the form of an interactive journal.
“We always complain that our teachers don’t really like to listen to us, but the reality is that they can’t because it’s just so difficult for them to be able to manage the meager budget they get plus trying to help out with students who [need] assistance.”
Arizona’s student-to-counselor ratio is the worst in the nation, averaging at about 905 students per counselor. In response to this fact and personal experience, two teens helped lobby the state legislator for $20 million to increase mental health resources in Arizona schools to advocate for a “safe mind, safe campus.”
After Kakenya Ntaiya achieved her own education goals, she decided to go back to Kenya and give back to her rural community by redefining what girls’ lives should look like. So, in 2009, she started a school where girls could be girls, not wives.
Students of with Berkeley United School District have grown frustrated by the district’s alleged lack of focus, insufficient investment and extremely limited capacity to handle incidents of student-on-student sexual misconduct. Now, they are demanding the district change its approach.
“If I’m being totally honest, I wrote this book for myself. Like I keep saying: I am an immigrant and a woman of color and I’ve got some stuff to work through.”
With Girl Scout cookie season upon us, we wanted to spotlight five reasons we support the critical and empowering work those cookie purchases fuel all year long.
Immigrants and refugees often do not have access to local news—and central Ohio teen Saideepika Rayala created a solution.
Conventional wisdom suggests that the liberal attitudes about sexual orientation and gender identity held by Millennials and Generation Z will propel social transformation. But our new study in Sociological Science finds that young people hold more conservative gender attitudes than typically assumed.
Illinois Governor Pritzker has vowed that the state will be a beacon of hope for women in need of abortions, which is important as other midwestern states attempt to put new restrictions in place—but even the Land of Lincoln has a parental notification law. Now, it’s come under renewed fire.