2019: Teens Telling Their Own Stories

What happens when you put four teens in a recording studio in the Bellisario College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University with a hot microphone and asked them to “just talk?”¬† Here are just a few of the issues these teens¬† — Generation Z — from Central Pennsylvania discussed as part of a Summer 2019 digital storytelling project, #IAmDowntownBellefonte.

Before this session, three of the teens talked openly (with parental permission) about the challenges in their lives that make peers go “Oof, that’s tough.” You can find those stories under the tab, “OOF, That’s Tough.”

But first, here’s what’s on the mind of these Generation Zers.

In their own words:

Peers:

Social Media:

Relationships:

Politics:

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