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The New York Times

David Bornstein

15 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A program in Baltimore bring youths together with volunteer second “families” to help guide them through turbulent times.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

10 March 2016

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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A new training program gets police officers to delve into the complexities of teenage brain development, helping law enforcement to recognize mental health issues, respond to them and, if they can, refer families to o...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Gillian McGoldrick

17 December 2015

London, United Kingdom

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A London nonprofit adopts a filthy city street to find ways to discourage litter, succeeding by using humor, graphic design, and citizen engagement. Creativity proves effective in cleaning up the streets.

The New York Times

Al Baker

11 December 2015

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Police officers in Scotland consider good relations more powerful than a gun or other weapon, an approach that was on full display during a recent night in Glasgow.

The Guardian

Dulce Ramos

Sophie Hughes

9 November 2015

Mexico City, Mexico

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Clogged with traffic, crippled by poor infrastructure – the capital is notoriously hard to navigate on foot. Enter Peatónito, the activist fighting for safer streets.

Public Radio International (PRI)

David Leveille

29 October 2015

Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Rates of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and domestic violence are disproportionately higher among indigenous women, and girls in rural villages in the Canadian north are at particular risk. FOXY, a trav...

Al Jazeera

Alex Finn

25 October 2015

Papua New Guinea

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A doctor in Papua New Guinea finds that involving men in family planning is the key to reducing maternal mortality.

Governing

Daniel C. Vock

13 July 2015

Utah, United States

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Traffic fatality rates are slowly climbing in today's world of texting-while-driving. But highway agencies are increasingly using humor and wit to try to get people to drive safer.

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

29 June 2015

Santiago, Chile

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Chile and other countries in South and Latin America have begun using positive peer pressure and humor in new housing campaigns to encourage millennials to move out of their parents' homes and into rental units. These...

The Guardian

Sally Weale

5 June 2015

Gnesta, Sweden

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The United Kingdom’s teen birthrate is as high as 19.7 births per 1,000 women; one contributing factor is that sex education is not a requirement and can span only a day. Gnesta in Sweden offers a four to five week co...

Bright Magazine

Greg Toppo

11 May 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Game inventors have created a new game to help students who suffer from ADHD and other mental problems develop and stimulate their brains in a safer, more targeted way than normal medicines.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

20 October 2011

United States

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A group called Positive Coaching Alliance is training thousands of coaches and parents to change to culture of youth sports for the better, using a "relentlessly positive" approach, and trading out the win-at-all-cost...

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