Though drowning is the second leading cause of death in youth 14 and younger, many young people have never taken swim lessons. Joie talks about her experience piloting the Michael Phelps Swim School at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa this summer.
Issues of education, access to resources, and a growing an achievement gap in schools can be combatted with one act: positive mentorship. Alex examines the connections between these issues and more through the lens of, partner organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa's work.
It is estimated that 3 out of 4 people fear speaking in front of crowds. Clarissa shares how she moved beyond her crippling fear of public speaking through practice and persistence at work and in school.