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Terre Haute native Tommy John posted 288 victories as a Major League Baseball pitcher, but one opponent was too strong to overcome — his son's mental illness. Mental illness remains a prevalent challenge for Indiana youths.
Prom season can create a lifetime of memories, but many teenagers suffer experiences that carry a lifetime of consequences.
While the nation's job market slowly is warming up, the summer months might not be so hot for teen employment.
The enchanted students in flowing, floor-length top coats mystically discover insights about their captivating talents and abilities, preparing them for future opportunities and challenges. The results seem magical.
Indiana's rising high school graduation rate, which increased from 76 percent in 2006 to 85 percent in 2010, is tempered by the fact that some students are not making the grade.
A serious problem is rising for vulnerable Hoosier children, but so is the opportunity to help.
Teenagers spend their summers at the movies, and Hollywood's marketing strategies are a big reason why.
According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, only 34 percent of all Hoosier third graders, and only 15 percent of Indiana's African-American and Hispanic third-graders, scored "proficient" on a nationwide reading exam.
While the buzzer-beating jumper is a thrilling way to end a game, waiting until the last moment is a losing strategy in college preparation.
A chilling question in a school hallway turned Jane Shorter into a crusader.
Driving along Broadway Avenue in Gary reveals abandoned buildings casting shadows over vacant, crumbling storefronts. A pay-day loan center casts the only bright lights.
While bullying might seem like old news to adults, the situation is far more urgent to kids. Seventy percent of students ages 12 to 15 describe bullying as a "big problem" at school. Along with fearing the bully, one national survey discovered that 61 percent of bullied students did not repo…
The National Center for Sports Safety says 3.5 million children under age 15 are injured annually in youth sports leagues. Half of these injuries are caused by "overuse," when kids practice or play too much and -- worse -- are told by adults to play through pain and injuries.
June brings attention to the political aisle, the wedding aisle and the graduation aisle. Each affects Hoosier youths.
Jobs for America's Graduates is a national program using federal job training dollars to serve low-income students at risk of dropping out of high school. Indiana is the 30th state in three decades to implement JAG, and in the previous two school years 90 percent of the participating student…
If you boarded an airplane and learned the pilot is dyslexic, would you be nervous? No need to be if you also learned he is a graduate of the Pinnacle School in Bloomington.
The controversy around property taxes includes a debate involving children, but finding a solution could be easier said than done.
While homicide makes the headlines, another killer lurks virtually undetected. Fortunately, one Indiana community has developed a solution for others to follow.
The sign alongside the major thoroughfare pointed to the past as well as to the future. "Whatever Happened to ... Polio? See the Exhibit, 2nd floor."
While leading the Colts on their thrilling drive to the Super Bowl, a memory about parking at the stadium inspires Coach Tony Dungy to encourage dads to get off the sidelines and into the game with their children.
Fathers who are absent from their children leave more than a void in the lives of those kids. They also create a hole in our state's economy.
As Indiana aspires for more jobs in the 21st century economy, the employment philosophy of a successful Hoosier shows the way for growing not just the economy, but also for growing Hoosier children and youths.
They felt they had nowhere to turn, that the only people in their lives would be their newborn children. But a pair of teen moms will celebrate Mother's Day later this month because of the help they received from innovative community programs.
At least two myths need to be dispelled related to child abuse and neglect, and the sooner we move from myth to reality, the sooner more children will receive the love, support and protection they need.
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