‘A desperate person’s last hope’: Innocence Project of Minnesota helps free man who spent 11 years behind bars

David Schultz sat down across from Terry Olson at Stillwater Prison, meeting for the first time in a room designated for private attorney-client discussions. 


A blueprint for success:Young Women’s Initiative launches plan to ensure bright future for Minnesota women

It wasn’t until college that Brook LaFloe learned there were terms for what she experienced growing up – terms such as domestic violence and alcoholism. 


Two options, one future: 18-year-old must decide to leave her U.S. home or move to foreign land

While many high school students are applying to colleges or concerned about grades, Rebecca is worrying about something else.


Tailgating with a twist: Young people serve up healthy foods, fun at Super Bowl party

Tailgating is known for fans parking their cars outside of stadiums hours before football games, grilling hot dogs and drinking cold cans of beer. 


‘A Night for Somalia’: Event raises funds for Mogadishu bombing victims

On a windy and cold Thanksgiving evening, while others were celebrating the holiday with 


Lancaster lands job with Under-Told Stories Project

Simeon Lancaster, the 2013 ThreeSixty Scholar, graduated from the University of St.


A mural of hope for brighter, safer days: Students paint wall of Minneapolis shelter to ease pain for Asian domestic violence victims

Children often steered clear of the dark and uninviting basement inside the House of Peace shelter in southeast Minneapolis.


The quest for more muscle: Body image is not just a women's issue

Editor’s note: ThreeSixty has changed the name of a minor in this article due to privacy. 

BRIAN IS ALWAYS AWARE of the space he occupies.

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The mental health stigma: In Somali community, culture can be a barrier to treatment


These three words may look different, but they are commonly used in the Somali community to describe one thing: crazy.


IB students are called to community action: In St. Paul Harding’s CAS program, IB seniors design, execute and serve

ST. PAUL HARDING SENIOR Zena Vue came across St. Jude’s, a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., whose main source of income is donations, while researching for a fundraising project for student council.


Sharing your leftovers: Special tables in school cafeterias help reduce waste, feed students and promote sharing

A FEW MINUTES BEFORE the 11:44 a.m. bell rings to end lunch, students at St. Paul Johnson Senior High School walk toward the garbage bins with their lunch trays.

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ThreeSixty Focus on… Nekima Levy-Pounds

The Minneapolis NAACP president, civil rights attorney, activist and law professor talks Jamar Clark, racial tension and how youth can create change 



‘They need to listen to the youth’: Young people help NOC on front lines in fight for racial and economic justice

WHEN IT WAS CeCe Monn-Price’s turn to speak to the Minneapolis City Council, she was terrified.


Making their mark on the business world: Young Minnesota entrepreneurs turn visions into reality

BHARAT PULGAM, at the age of 16, is already the chief executive officer of mXers Audio, a company developing a new type of earbuds.


Social (media) activism: Young people take to Twitter, Tumblr and other online platforms to speak out and organize

A GROUP OF ABOUT 100 high school students gather together in a room on an early December evening, discussing their feelings about the Jamar Clark controversy and the protests it spawned.


Young people fight political discouragement with passion

Getting involved, regardless of your views, offers ways to effect change – even without voting 

 the political spectrum, then-high school students Amanda P


Do teens care about politics and civic life?

Though they know of current events, students see themselves as less active in making change than previous generations 

WHEN THE BELL RINGS at Wayzata High School, Syed Hasan 
is just a


Putting power in the hands of youth: In St. Paul Youth Commission, students have chance to create ‘measurable change’

NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO, adults always seem to hold the power.

However, as a nonprofit organization in St. Paul proves, there can be strength in the innovative ideas of young people.


Standing out in IT and computing: Resources exist for young women interested in technology careers

DEVAN SAYLES, A BUSINESS application analyst at General Mills, doesn’t have to look far for a mentor in her field.


A step toward a career path: STEP-UP jobs program connects young people with internships, experience

WHILE LIVING IN ETHIOPIA several years ago, Lensa Gudeta’s brother had a heart issue that made it difficult for him to breathe.

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