Dig into our collection of inspiring and thought-provoking stories of our world's youth, as they strive to make a difference wherever they live.
The Last Test
Hear the story of Danielle Motindabeka, who came to the U.S. at 13 without knowing any English, and now stands one test away from a high school diploma. (Radio Rookies, WNYC, 6/25/2014)
Doing More with Less: Tribal Colleges in the U.S.
Native American youths face more obstacles on the way to higher education than any other minority group in the U.S.. But the American Indian Higher Education Consortium has united Tribal colleges across the country to make education as affordable and accessible as possible. (Tell Me More, NPR, 5/1/2014)
China's Gaokao: Equal Opportunity Education?
Every June, millions of Chinese high school students take the National College Entrance Exam, known as "gaokao." A true equalizer, many impoverished students thank their success in the gaokao for giving them educational opportunities otherwise unavailable to them. However, the exam's emphasis on rote-learning has drawn criticism. (CRI English, 6/8/2013)
Millenials Don't Stand a Chance: A Debate
In this Oxford-style debate, millennials - young adults born in the 80s and 90s - fight back against the notion that "Millenials Don't Stand a Chance." (Intelligence Squared U.S., NPR, 4/16/2014)