Youth RadioYouth Radio offers stories from young essayists and reporters about their experiences. From single moms to kids avoiding the wrong track — or getting back on the right one — their stories open up a new world to NPR listeners.
Onaja Waki (left) is about to start college in California, but she and her mother, Oneida Cordova, have been talking openly for years about the dangers of sexual assault.
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Football practice at Castro Valley High School in California. Proper hitting technique requires players to keep their heads up to prevent neck injuries and concussions.
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A growing number of children are entering puberty at younger ages — sometimes as young as 6 or 7. But in many schools, sex education classes don't begin before the fifth grade.