A group of students from Hughes STEM High School put on their journalistic and multi-media caps to explore efforts to end poverty in Cincinnati. Produced as part of the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, the students interviewed Mayor John Cranley and Dr. Odell Owens to find solutions to end poverty in the city within five years.
Nationally, more than 20 percent of youth experience poverty.
In Cincinnati, Ohio that number is twice as high and the risk of remaining below the poverty line poses as a multi-generational threat. The city is attempting to break the cycle with bold community-based solutions and “an Army of 1000 hearts.
The Hughes STEM High School offers a creative focus in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, with a strong liberal arts foundation.