Youth

Is there really freedom in the outdoors?
Is there really freedom in the outdoors?
After a year indoors, a writer remembers the joy — and pressures — of a childhood spent in Utah.
Native students fight to wear traditional regalia at graduation
Native students fight to wear traditional regalia at graduation
‘They took my sealskin cap, Mom.’
L.A. girls behind the lens
L.A. girls behind the lens
The Las Fotos Project empowers youth of color to tell their stories.
Wyoming’s schools at risk as the state’s extraction industries erode
Wyoming’s schools at risk as the state’s extraction industries erode
One of the biggest spenders per student in the nation, the state has tied the expenditure to mineral wealth. Will legislators vote to raise state taxes?
Second-graders take on Colorado’s wolf reintroduction
Second-graders take on Colorado’s wolf reintroduction
‘Wolves are AMAAAAZING! Because they help the ecosystem and are amazing.’
The benefits of outdoor education aren’t accessible to all
The benefits of outdoor education aren’t accessible to all
Interest in nature-based education has increased during the pandemic, but affordability is an issue.
Young and politically empowered in Arizona
Young and politically empowered in Arizona
Latino canvassers push to get out the vote.
COVID-era lessons from homeschool
COVID-era lessons from homeschool
Don’t be terrified. Be ready.
In a small Montana town, there’s a thing with feathers. Hope? Not so much.
In a small Montana town, there’s a thing with feathers. Hope? Not so much.
Maxim Loskutoff’s debut novel explores the fraught history of the Bitterroot Valley.
Colorado public schools turn to outdoor instruction during COVID-19
Colorado public schools turn to outdoor instruction during COVID-19
These classes have become a key safety tactic as in-person learning returns.
‘It’s still my history, even when I choose not to know it.’
‘It’s still my history, even when I choose not to know it.’
For as long as America has interned children, it’s chosen to look away.
Marco Vargas grew up with gun violence. Now, he wants to do something about it.
Marco Vargas grew up with gun violence. Now, he wants to do something about it.
A new program in Los Angeles is working to train young activists.
Getting schooled in conservation
Getting schooled in conservation
In Colorado’s Four Corners, experiential approaches to education connect high school students to each other and the land.
Is ‘dismal’ the best education New Mexicans can expect?
Is ‘dismal’ the best education New Mexicans can expect?
Families fight for multicultural, bilingual and educational equity in the face of governmental evasion.
Across California, local governments are abolishing court fees
Across California, local governments are abolishing court fees
Legal fees tend to fall disproportionately on low-income people.
How the Supreme Court upended a century of federal Indian law
How the Supreme Court upended a century of federal Indian law
Half of Oklahoma is set to become tribal reservations, but what does that mean for crimes committed on those lands?
University of California remains vigilant amid DACA decision
University of California remains vigilant amid DACA decision
Supreme Court rules in favor of DACA program, but immigrant rights still have a long way to go.
Who will drive school buses during the pandemic?
Who will drive school buses during the pandemic?
School administrators struggle to figure out how to get kids to school while keeping bus drivers, who are often older, safe.
Heartache, compounded
Heartache, compounded
After her son’s death, a writer searches for a path forward through personal and climate grief.
A family starts anew amid COVID-19
A family starts anew amid COVID-19
Mountain View, California, offers a ‘safe lot’ for RV dwellers.
How a small Arizona town is building ecological resilience
How a small Arizona town is building ecological resilience
A younger generation of activists are being trained in conservation.
Teenagers in ICE detention are worried about COVID-19
Teenagers in ICE detention are worried about COVID-19
Alone in Pacific Northwest facilities, undocumented youth are in precarious situations, advocates say.
 Meet the group redefining what it means to be a scout
Meet the group redefining what it means to be a scout
The Baden-Powell Service Association offers families a more welcoming version of scouting.
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