People & Places

A Bright Future is on the Horizon for 2015 ThreeSixty Scholar

ThreeSixty Journalism student Amira Warren-Yearby has been selected as the 2015 ThreeSixty Scholar.

In Focus: Teens and their technology

It’s no question that electronics and teenagers often go hand in hand in this digital age and culture of instant accessibility.

R.T. Rybak

@16 (part two) with R.T. Rybak: The former Minneapolis mayor talks life out of office and the achievement gap

During his 12-year tenure as mayor of Minneapolis, Raymond Thomas Rybak Jr.—named after his father, but nicknamed “R.T.” due to his parents’ mutual dislike of the name, he said—accomplished many th

A teen’s guide to summer fun: The Twin Cities boasts plenty of free and cheap summer options for teens

The cliché vision of a relax­ing teenage summer, sleeping in until noon and spending long days at a pool, isn’t the reality for many teens.

Spreading his story: Author Hamse Warfa speaks about immigrating to U.S., leadership

Everyone has a story that makes them unique. Some are filled with more hardship than others.

Editor's corner: Diving in

Four years ago, I was a timid, naive intern reporter at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, surrounded by experienced journalists and seasoned editors.

Starting at the ground level: Michael Walker is focused on helping young black males

Michael Walker is seeking to create solutions to the negative labels attached to black students—in particular, black males. It’s a daunting task, he admits, but his new title is a start.

@16: Timberwolves power forward Thaddeus Young embraces new scenery, season

Having just finished a hard practice at his new team’s Lifetime Fitness facility inside the Target Center, seven-year NBA veteran Thaddeus Young knocks down jump shots with a broad smile spread across his face.

Camp recap 2014: So, how did you spend your summer?

Twenty-seven high school students from the Twin Cities joined ThreeSixty for two journalism-packed summer camps.

Rocked and rolled: Intensity, identity keep Minnesota RollerGirls going strong

In the world of roller derby, whether you’re a Garda Belt, Dagger Doll or Rockit, you’ve got instant celeb status in Minnesota. However, it takes more than a rough-and-tough personality to become a member of the alter ego elite.

Project Sweetie Pie: Community support learned at grass roots

Through Project Sweetie Pie, Michael Chaney and his volunteers hope to create a gathering space for their neighborhood while giving kids the opportunity to work on a life skills project.

Urban Boatbuilders: Rockin' the boat to discover new skills

The smell of sawdust lingers in the air of a room with the skeleton of a canoe lying in the middle. Hidden in the Midway area of St. Paul, in a storefront converted into a workshop, large pieces of wood hang from the ceiling on chains.

Penumbra Theatre: Making an artistic statement with style

By teaching kids to speak out, and moving those who listen, Summer Institute at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul shapes teens to be fearless and strong. In essence, they are creating the next generation of performance activists.

TreeHouse Youth: Providing a safe place to go for teenagers

TreeHouse, a faith-based nonprofit program that encourages teens to confide in adults and other teenagers, began with a simple observation. Teenagers suffer from too much low self-esteem.

Genesys Works: Discovering the crucial first steps on a career path

Technology is at the center of Genesys Works, a program that serves Twin Cities high school students—primarily from minority backgrounds and families with a history of financial troubles—who need an extra push to succeed in the job market.

Cookie Cart: Program puts the cart before the career

Unless you’ve attempted to crack three eggs without dropping a piece of eggshell, you may not see baking as inherently strategic. But it requires precise steps to reach a goal.

Keystone Youth Services: A first job that's more than taking orders

Want to run your own business someday? Youth Express makes it possible by operating on two social enterprises: Express Bike Shop and Express Yourself Clothing.

Breakthrough Twin Cities: For those who commit, a leg up toward college

Decorated lockers and floors, sparkling with glitter, greet visitors to Breakthrough Twin Cities. Newcomers instantly feel welcome.

Brotherhood Inc: Between troubled pasts and brighter future, a little coffee

Located in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul, Brotherhood Inc. gives African American men a chance to change the direction of their lives. And there’s always something brewing — namely, coffee.

Family Tree Clinic: Talking about sex? They're making it easier

Sex is an awkward subject. True, the dreaded “talk” is something neither a parent nor child wants to deal with. But it’s a whole lot easier to discuss with a friend.

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