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Wisconsin youth health survey shows stress up since COVID-19

Dec. 07, 2022 10:37 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — More than half of Wisconsin high school seniors surveyed in the fall of 2021 reported having significant problems with feeling very anxious, nervous, tense, scared or like something bad was going to happen, according to a health risk survey. Rising numbers of...

Minnesota board accepts anti-drug aid for minority students

Dec. 05, 2022 22:16 PM EST

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) — A southern Minnesota school district voted Monday to accept a $1.1 million state grant meant to help curb drug use among students of color, after a pair of board members had delayed accepting the money last month by arguing it could discriminate against white students. ...

NH's congressional delegation asks for sex ed program funds

Dec. 05, 2022 11:44 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's four-member Democratic congressional delegation is asking for federal funds for a sexual education program offered in counties with higher-than-average teen pregnancy rates. The request comes after the Republican-led Executive Council rejected...

Royals tour US green tech incubator, meet at-risk youth

Dec. 01, 2022 20:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Prince and Princess of Wales on Thursday heard about solar-powered autonomous boats and low-carbon cement at a green technology startup incubator in suburban Boston before learning how a nonprofit gives young people the tools to stay out jail and away from violence. ...

Teen Court helps young offenders take responsibility

Nov. 26, 2022 09:39 AM EST

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The teenagers involved in Berkeley County Teen Court have recently been fine-tuning their skills and recently held a mock trial with several special guests in attendance. Judge Bridget Cohee of the West Virginia 23rd Judicial Circuit was there to watch the...

Executive Council rejects funding for sex education program

Nov. 23, 2022 10:21 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three Republicans on New Hampshire's Executive Council held the majority vote to reject funding for a sex education program outside of school for adolescents that aims to reduce teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. The vote was 3-2 against the...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 21, 2022 07:21 AM EST

Detroit News. November 19, 2022. Editorial: Gov must tackle mental health Michigan’s broken mental health system has left those who need help with mental health issues empty-handed. Decades of disinvestment and short-term fixes led by Republican and...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 21, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Austin American-Statesman. November 16, 2022. Editorial: Texas medical marijuana program is a buzzkill It falls far short of potential to help Texans Nearly eight years after Texas first legalized medical marijuana, the state-run program remains plagued...

Schools struggle to staff up for youth mental health crisis

Nov. 18, 2022 11:30 AM EST

Mira Ugwuadu felt anxious and depressed when she returned to her high school in Cobb County, Georgia, last fall after months of remote learning, so she sought help. But her school counselor kept rescheduling their meetings because she had so many students to see. “I felt helpless...

Rayze app lands investment to connect volunteers, nonprofits

Nov. 14, 2022 13:58 PM EST

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Carl Nassib dreamed of a different kind of social media app for years — one that celebrates positivity and community. With Rayze, a new app that links people to each other and to nonprofits that appeal to their interests or are based where they live,...