As we forge forward through the 2020s, the pressure for youth to succeed is starting to impact kids as early as preschool and could be robbing of them of their childhood as societal demands create …
This item is available in full to subscribers.
If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.
Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.
If you made a voluntary contribution in 2021-2022, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access includes access to all websites and online content.
In working with two high school interns from Castle View High School this year, Colorado Community Media created a semester-long project where our staff and the students worked to break down how expectations today to succeed impact students mentally and physically.
Bella Turhark and Madeline Robinson spoke directly to students in the Douglas County School District about their daily lives, and the impacts they feel from the need to succeed. They also talked to other generations, giving a glimpse of how expectations have evolved from the World War II era through today’s Generation Z students.
In guiding the project, South Metro Editor Thelma Grimes received help from Children’s Hospital Colorado, HealthOne, Arapahoe Community College and local medicla professionals who talked about the parental impact and the impact to society.
Finally, we also looked at how the cost of getting an education is impacting students’ stress, anxiety and choices today.
Other items that may interest you
We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.
The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.