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Rape Kit Backlog

There are 400,000 untested rape kits in the United States. Students from Los Angeles want to change that. See how they use technology to spread awareness.

Los Angeles School of Global Studies, Los Angeles, CA


Gang Violence

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Check out the site Brianna, Jordan, Beatrice, and Steven have created to address the problem of gang violence in the Parkway Gardens apartments in Chicago.

Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Chicago, IL.

Cyber Bullying


Maryland students Katie, Lizzie, Jenny, and Kayla saw that bullying was a big problem in their school. Watch their videos to see how they persuaded public officials to take action on this issue.

Athlon High School, Columbia, MD

Domestic Violence in American Sports
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Los Angeles School of Global Studies
Los Angeles, CA

STEM Education Funding

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The student created a website highlighting all her civic actions in hopes for the passage of H.R.4366 (STEM) which would increase funding in educational in addition to potentially improving math and science skills in students. She wrote a letter to Representative Elijah Cumming, submitted her article to Teen Ink and made a video compilation of the information she gathered. Everything is on the website.

Athlon High School, Columbia, MD

homeworkHomework Policy

The Naugatuck Patch tells what a student from Connecticut is doing to change school policy on homework weighing homework in grades.

Click here to read the article.

Naugatuck High School
Naugatuck, CT

Equal Restroom Initiative


Janelle from Bell Gardens, California, looks into gender equity in the use of campus bathrooms and locker rooms. Watch her video to see her civic actions to raise awareness and to recommend a new district-wide equal-access policy for all students.

Bell Gardens High School, Bell Gardens, CA

Reusable Plastic Bags
PlasticBagPlanner

In this planner, students detail their goal of making reusable bags a common practice. They explain the environmental impact of plastic bags, urge a 10-cent tax to encourage consumers to make the switch, and share online survey results.

Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO

Take a closer look at their Civic Action Planner.

Climate Change

Mental Health


Four million children and teenagers suffer from mental health issues every year. See how Cole, Monica, Piper, Sophia and Kylee from Northern California bring mental health issues out of the shadows and on the agenda of officials to provide more funding for school therapists and student education.

San Rafael High School, San Rafael, CA

The Dream Act
Immigrants but Still Humans

by Nancy G, Deyse A, Vanesa DS, and Leticia J,

Santee Education Complex, CA

Gentrification and Rent Control


Los Angeles School of Global Studies, Los Angeles, CA

Visit the project website.

Download the project brochure.

Inglewood Gentrification

Los Angeles School of Global Studies, Los Angeles, CA

Highway Speed Safety
Matt, San Marino High School, Calif.

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