New program aims to educate new teen drivers in areas where they lack experience
One of the most exciting rites of passage for teens is getting a driver’s license. It can also be one of the most troubling for parents who have concerns about safety. This happens to be National Teen Driver Safety Week, and there is a program called “Strive 4 a Safer Drive” that is dedicated to helping teens make safer driving choices.
Make plans for a fun summer in the D
This is going to be a unique summer in and around the D this year. Many of the annual experiences we love have returned and there are various new experiences you can see for the first time. Host Tati Amare takes us on a tour of all the different things you can see from Downtown Detroit to Dearborn to Ann Arbor. They are fun family events that everyone can enjoy. Here’s a list of some of the things she highlights.
Pfizer vaccine safe, effective for young teens, company says
DETROIT – New information suggests the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12. Pfizer said the data from a late-stage trial shows the vaccine is highly effective in adolescents. The company said there were 18 COVID cases in the placebo group and zero cases in the vaccine group and no significant side effects -- an efficacy rate of 100%. Infectious disease experts believe vaccinating children will ultimately be necessary to stop the pandemic. “By the fall, I think there’s a good possibility we’ll be vaccinating teenagers 12 and up,” said Dr. Peter Hotez.
‘More than cookies and crafts’: Girl Scouts aims to grow STEM program
Girl Scout troop leaders have spent decades encouraging young girls to explore their potential. In 2017, the Girl Scouts introduced 70 new STEM badges and over the past year, 127 girls across all age levels earned some of those badges. “I think Girl Scouts are so much more than cookies and crafts,” troop leader Jeni Prahler said. Prahler said that Girl Scouts has evolved immensely since she was a kid. I know when I was a Girl Scout my mom was a leader and she didn’t camp,” Prahler said.
How students are helping students talk about mental health in Macomb County
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Students at Dakota High School are working to help each other with mental health issues at their level. They’re trying to make a difference before their time in high school comes to a close. Their first step is addressing the stigma. Watch the full story above. More: Return To School stories
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor to offer free cooking classes, food assistance to teens
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor will provide Farm Share produce boxes to 2021 Nutrition Buddies participants for two seasons. Help them enroll in a virtual nutrition and food course hosted by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Through the program, participants will learn about science and agriculture, have hands-on cooking and nutrition instructions and will work with St. Joe’s physicians to create plant-based meals while at home. Teens in the Nutrition Buddies course will also receive a free two-season membership to the St. Joe’s Farm Share, which collaborates with 18 local farms to offer a variety of produce, according to a release. The organization’s Map the Meal Gap, 2016 report found that 13.6% of Washtenaw County residents face food insecurity, said the release.
Two boys, 13 and 15, charged with armed carjacking in Rogers Park
The teens were both arrested around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 4700 block of North Racine Avenue, police said. They were taken into custody less than 30 minutes after a 65-year-old woman was carjacked after parking in the 1200 block of West Farwell Avenue about 2½ miles away.chicagotribune.com
Why this Michigan couple left corporate life to be innkeepers of a beach town B&B
“I think that this is where we are supposed to be,” Jen Hinderer said. The desire to create a family business so they could parent their two young sons without the shadow of corporate travel, for one thing. “We definitely saw ourselves doing it later in life,” Dan Hinderer said of a hospitality career. “We are very blessed to have found Ludington,” Dan Hinderer said. Those early days were spent talking each other off the ledge, Jen Hinderer said.mlive.com
The Neutral Zone offers virtual programming to Ann Arbor area youth
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Known for its robust youth programming and events, Ann Arbor’s The Neutral Zone is offering all-virtual programs for area youth this year. Eight virtual programs are currently scheduled but more will be added in the upcoming weeks, according to the Neutral Zone website. Here is the current Neutral Zone virtual program lineup:Black Lives MatterWhen: Mondays, 5:45-7 p.m.What: A virtual space for youth of color. Riot YouthWhen: Thursdays, 5:45-7 p.m.What: A virtual youth-led social support and social justice program for LGBTQ+ teens at the Neutral Zone. LIVEWhen: Fridays 5:45-7 p.m.What: Participants can use the virtual space to book bands, artists and performers while organizing, and hosting virtual live stream shows.
Crisis Text Line helps reach teens in trouble
A Northwestern study out this month shows nearly a third of teens surveyed use what they learn online to live better -- drinking less soda, eating healthier and exercising to fight depression. But there's a groundbreaking way for teens to find high-tech help when they need it urgently. Jim Axelrod gets an inside look at the Crisis Text Line, only on "CBS This Morning."cbsnews.com
Two teens foil child abduction caught on tape
Two teens foil child abduction caught on tape Two quick-thinking teens were able to stop a man from abducting a toddler. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers and Elaine Quijano report on the dramatic surveillance video showing how the suspect was almost successful.cbsnews.com
Kentucky teens on the run after alleged crime spree
Kentucky teens on the run after alleged crime spree They are described as a modern day Bonnie and Clyde, and they are both on the run. 48 Hours Crimesider reporter Michelle Sigona says investigators across the South are fanning out to track down two love-struck teens wanted for an alleged crime spree carried out over the last couple of weeks.cbsnews.com
Troubled teens face their biggest challenge
Troubled teens face their biggest challenge Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy takes in unruly teens and helps them overcome their mental and physical challenges. One year later, the teens have earned their first pass to go home. But for many, this is where their problems began. Michelle Miller files her latest report in the installment "A Last Second Chance."cbsnews.com
12/01: Amid Ferguson protests, Obama addresses police militarization; Troubled teens face their biggest challenge
12/01: Amid Ferguson protests, Obama addresses police militarization; Troubled teens face their biggest challenge Across the nation, thousands of students marched Monday in protest of the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. The ongoing tension over the situation in Ferguson, Mo., prompted the White House to announce changes that will impact the militarization of local police departments. Vladimir Duthiers reports from Ferguson; Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy takes in unruly teens and helps them overcome their mental and physical challenges. One year later, the teens have earned their first pass to go home. Michelle Miller files her latest report in the installment "A Last Second Chance."cbsnews.com
Teens break out of youth detention center in Tennessee
Teens break out of youth detention center in Tennessee A group of teens broke out of a youth detention center in Tennessee, but most were quickly recaptured. The breakout raises questions about the center’s security. Julianna Goldman reportscbsnews.com
Headlines at 7:30: Seven teens who escaped detention center still on the run
Headlines at 7:30: Seven teens who escaped detention center still on the run Of the 32 teens who escaped from a Nashville detention center Tuesday morning, seven are still on the loose. Plus, the Department of Homeland Security says that young illegal immigrants are not being abused in detention facilities. "CBS This Morning" takes a look at some of today's headlines from around the globe.cbsnews.com
Teens who don't get enough sleep suffer physical and mental health problems
Teens who don't get enough sleep suffer physical and mental health problems A new report argues middle and high school students who don't get enough sleep can suffer physical and mental health problems. Dr. Carol Ash, director of sleep medicine at Meridian Health, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the details.cbsnews.com