Taylor Kirkwood, 18, has battled autism and scoliosis. Through some family connections, Seahawks running back Christine Michael said he would take her to prom. They both wore pink on the special night. Taylor Kirkwood, 18, has battled autism and scoliosis. Through some family connections, Seahawks running back Christine Michael said he would take her to prom.
Making an Impact: Advancing Racial Equity in Schools
The Organizing Apprenticeship Project and others discuss their successful campaign, using Race Forward's framework and resources, to get the Minneapolis-area school system to integrate Racial Equity Impact Assessments into their policy process.
7'5" High School Basketball Player Becomes Online Star
A video of a giant Florida basketball player has more than 3.5 million online views -- and it was posted only three weeks ago. Vincente Arenas reports on the 18-year-old who may be the tallest high school athlete in the country.
We're remembering a girl from Kalamazoo County who was granted her dying wish. 17-year-old Yeatise Gaines died last week after a long battle with cancer, but before passing away, the Kalamazoo Central High School senior was given her own graduation ceremony in her hospital bed.
Magee Carey D. Andrew-Jaja, MD, FACOG of Magee has delivered thousands and thousands of babies, but he welcomes each of them into the world, with a beautiful song! From "Happy Birthday," to "It's a Wonderful World," he inherited the tradition from his mentor and he has even delivered a father and son.
Patrick Peoples couldn't believe it when he got acceptance letters from Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.
East Mississippi Correctional Facility: Hell Without the Fire
East Mississippi Correctional Facility is a cesspool. Prisoners are underfed and routinely held in cells that are infested with rats and have no working toilets or lights. Although designated as a facility to care for prisoners with special needs and serious psychiatric disabilities, ECMF denies prisoners even the most rudimentary mental health care services.
Training Young Men to Change Their Lives by Saving Others
In Oakland, California, a program called EMS Corps trains young men to become certified emergency medical technicians. Students with disadvantaged backgrounds get an intensive five-month course, as well as a powerful, new outlook on what they can do in life and for their neighborhoods.
The National Guard's Mission to Save High School Dropouts
The mission of the National Guard includes responding to emergencies and saving lives. But it has another mission most folks don't know about -- to turn around the lives of high school dropouts. Michelle Miller takes a look at the Youth Challenge Academies.