NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Hide Advanced Search - Show Advanced Search +

We found 306 results for:

Positive peer pressure ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

24 September 2019

Hoehne, Colorado, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Las Animas County in Colorado is a large rural and remote area which makes it difficult for emergency responders to access people in a timely manner. To address this, emergency medical responder (EMR) classes are bein...

NPR

Scott Simon

James Doubek

Samantha Balaban

7 September 2019

Rockland, California, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Recent statists are showing that an alarming number of veterinarians are committing suicide due to a variety of reasons from emotional stress to financial strain. Not One More Vet, a Facebook group started by a veteri...

Shake the World

Aleksandr Nechaev

2 September 2019

Santiago, Chile

Podcast

Over 15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

This podcast is an interview with Gonzalo Muñoz, the founder of a successful recycling organization called Triciclos that started in Chile and has since reached 8 other countries. Triciclos was the first certified B c...

OZY

Nick Fouriezos

21 August 2019

New Mexico, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A rural New Mexico county called Harding County leads the nation in voter turnout, reporting a stunning 97 percent in 2018 and 100 percent in 2012 and 2014. Some residents see voting as a patriotic duty, others point ...

KXAN Austin

Chris Nelson

Arezow Doost

18 August 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

Broadcast TV News

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Concerned about their children's mental health as a result of excessive and unmonitored screen time, several parents in Austin are taking district-wide pacts to not buy their children smartphones before a certain grad...

NBC News

Linda Givetash

HUB MEMBER

17 August 2019

Sweden

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

All over the world, more than 2 million children and teens are participating in classroom walkouts in an effort to bring attention to the severity of climate change. Called, Fridays for the Future, leaders of the move...

AZFamily.com

Kristine Harrington

16 August 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Multi-Media

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Because of a collaborative effort between a high school cross country team and Chispa, an environmental advocacy group, Arizona’s Phoenix Union High School District has bought its first electric school bus. While near...

Hartford Courant

Shawn R. Beals

31 July 2019

Middletown, Connecticut, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The first class of students enrolled in the Wesleyan University Center for Prison Education has just graduated. The program awards participants with an associate degree from Middlesex Community College in general stud...

NationSwell

Alison Kotch

HUB MEMBER

29 July 2019

New York, New York, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A program called RAPP (Relationship Abuse Prevention Program) uses safe spaces for teens to talk about their romantic relationships with both peer and adult leaders as a way to prevent abusive relationships through ed...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

29 July 2019

Palisade, Colorado, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Eradicating invasive species requires enrolling a community effort. Although quarantines and chemical treatments have not proven effective in preventing the spread of Popilia japonica, or the Japanese beetle, to farms...

WOSU

Paige Pfleger

16 July 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Radio

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

When students return to school after receiving treatment for drug or alcohol addictions, they often face new pressures and are convinced to again use substances. At Heartland High in Columbus, Ohio, a small class size...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

HUB MEMBER

10 July 2019

Oakland, California, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Across the United States, gun violence prevention initiatives are finally turning their attention to the urban communities hit hardest and supporting community-driven approaches. In the past, financial support has gon...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

8 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After providing emotional support to peers who were struggling with suicidal thoughts, a college student in Philadelphia created a Twitter group "to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health." Although not...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

28 June 2019

London, United Kingdom

Broadcast TV News

Under 3 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In London, a new initiative called Junior Roadwatch is engaging children as traffic safety enforcers. Around one particularly busy and dangerous section of road, drivers who are caught speeding have two options: get a...

Albuquerque Journal

Matthew Reisen

3 June 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In New Mexico, the Peer Education Project is giving incarcerated individuals the opportunity to teach their peers. The program – a collaboration between Project ECHO and the New Mexico Corrections Department – has emp...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Paighten Harkins

Erin Alberty

27 May 2019

Utah, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Across the United States, veterans are at a greater risk for suicide than the average civilian, but in Utah, this problem is elevated even further. Although researchers are unsure of the reasons for this, programs in ...

The Guardian

Emine Saner

22 May 2019

Southampton, United Kingdom

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

There’s a new environmental movement: the no-fly movement. In Europe especially, people are realizing the detrimental environmental impact of flying and are seeking alternatives to air travel, even if it means being c...

Time

Suyin Hayes

16 May 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, has sparked global action. The 16-year-old has started marches totalling over 1.5 million people, continuous protests and strikes, and spoken to world leaders at events such as...

NPR

Elissa Nadworny

Clare Lombardo

15 May 2019

Bronx, New York, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

When a group of middle school girls got tired of having their periods treated as a stigmatized issue, they decided to start their own podcast in order to educate their peers and start a conversation around this natura...

Mosaic Science

Sophie Cousins

7 May 2019

Rwanda

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Rwanda has launched a community and health driven campaign in order to put a stop to the spread of cervical cancer by educating women about the HPV vaccine. Driven largely by dispelling myths and providing accurate in...

El País

Pablo Linde

6 May 2019

Abidjan, Central African Republic

Photojournalism

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

To increase awareness and proactive medical treatment for women drug users in Ivory Coast, the NGO Doctors of the World launched a callout for volunteers to hold workshops that would help improve body care, well-being...

Idaho Statesman

Nicole Blanchard

5 May 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A group called Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, now 36,000 strong, is bringing together people from different political and ideological backgrounds over a common interest in the preservation and conservation of public l...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

HUB MEMBER

1 May 2019

London, United Kingdom

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Extinction Rebellion, a United Kingdom-based environmental group, has been using civil disobedience – blocking traffic, painting graffiti, or gluing themselves to trains – to increase discussion and action against the...

U.S. News & World Report

Lauren Katims

30 April 2019

Laguna Beach, California, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As illnesses associated with vaping continue to be on the rise, schools in California are tackling the problem through peer-to-peer educational campaigns, anti-vaping curriculums and research papers. For the most part...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

HUB MEMBER

25 April 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Being inclusive involves demonstrating consideration and making space for the traditions and customs of others. To encourage these practices among businesses and restaurants in the Washington D.C. area with regard to ...

SJN'S CRITERIA FOR GOOD SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM:
  • Comes from a news outlet; has a date and a byline.
  • Focuses primarily on a response to a problem.
  • Conveys insight, so that its lessons are relevant and teachable to others.
  • Provides evidence of an approach's success or failure.
  • Addresses an approach's shortcomings or limitations.
  • Avoids advocacy, PR, and hero worship—instead focusing on credible, objective reporting.
SUBMIT A NON-ENGLISH STORY

Great suggestion! So great, that we already have that story listed in the Solutions Story Tracker®. View it here.

It may take a few weeks to see your piece in the Solutions Story Tracker®, as we have a backlog of submissions longer than Ben Hur that we’re diligently working to eliminate. We appreciate your patience.

I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU® community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to better support and enable your membership. We care about your privacy and, in accordance with GDPR regulations, request your consent before giving you access to the membership services described above. You will also receive customized communications tailored to your interests as described by your selections. We will never sell your information to 3rd parties. You can cancel your membership and change your communications preferences at any time, though this may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here. By clicking submit, you accept these terms.

Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:

Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Photos are licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) and are credited to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Sonia Narang