ThreeSixty Journalism

ThreeSixty Journalism is an inclusive multimedia and college success program for high school students that develops the next generation of critical thinkers, leaders and storytellers. A nonprofit initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas since 2001, the program originated in 1971 as an Urban Journalism Workshop chapter. Today, ThreeSixty offers College Essay Boot Camps plus print, digital audio, TV and radio opportunities. Reports on health equity were created by ThreeSixty Journalism’s summer 2019 News Reporter Academy high school students. The Academy and its health equity theme were supported by Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield, which connected students with story topics and sources that offer culturally relevant ways to be physically active. To learn more about the program, visit http://threesixty.stthomas.edu/

Members of Our Streets’ Bicycle Connectors program.

Our Streets paves way to better communities

Group works to make biking and walking in Mpls. safe for everyone.
Local
September 5, 2019

Bicycle shop peddles a better future

Jose Luis Villaseñor's childhood inspired him to make change in his community.
Local
September 4, 2019

Dancers feel larger than life

Dancers at Ananya Dance Theatre share a place where differences become collaboration.
Local
September 4, 2019

Social justice unites dancers and audiences

The dancers at Ananya Dance Theatre tell stories of social justice that invite the audience into their performances.
Local
August 31, 2019

Balancing life as an Olympic hopeful and teenager

Gymnast Sunisa Lee plans to return to St. Paul and continue inspiring girls.
Local
August 31, 2019
Subversive Sirens members Suzy Messerole and Serita Colette.

Swimmers synchronize social justice with sport

Synchronized swim team devoted to social justice.
Local
August 31, 2019
House of Dance owner Jake Riley, a longtime hip-hop dancer, showed his break-dancing skills.

Living the dream: How hip-hop became his business

Dancer's Hopkins studio brings people together in inclusive environment.
Local
August 31, 2019
As believers in the importance of the practice, Micco Sampson and son Nokose Sampson, 4, demonstrated a traditional American Indian hoop dance.

The hoop that won't stop rolling: Passing along the tradition

Micco Sampson passes on the American Indian tradition of hoop dancing to his son and his community.
Local
August 31, 2019

Running group for girls changes thousands of lives

Members build their self-confidence, make friends and tackle a 5K.
Minneapolis
September 5, 2018
Will Lumpkins, left, manager of Northside Greenway Now, discussed the proposed bike and pedestrian path in north Minneapolis with ThreeSixty student J

Organizers aim to spark health habits throughout north Minneapolis

Northside Greenway Now is looking to improve healthy habits of residents.
Minneapolis
September 4, 2018
Lisa Skjefte, founder of The First Gift, stitched a pair of moccasins at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. The organization gifts the moccasins

Community's gifts welcome Native American babies to the world

The partnership with All My Relations Arts, a contemporary American Indian fine art gallery in Minneapolis, make moccasins for Indian babies needing special care.
Minneapolis
September 4, 2018
LaTrisha Vetaw works with NorthPoint Health and Wellness to reverse the effects of tobacco use among teens and in minority communities. According to T

Tobacco foes say menthol is anything but cool

NorthPoint works to curb the effects of products targeted to young people.
Local
September 4, 2018
Appetite for Change is spreading the message of healthy eating to a community that lacks fresh food options.

Appetite for Change brings fresh ideas to the table

Program uses food to improve health, make social change.
Minneapolis
September 1, 2017
Tina Cho, the access director of Nice Ride Minnesota, said the goal is to improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans.

Nice Ride, HCMC join forces to offer free bike memberships to patients

Launched in 2016, the program aims to help people with mental illness build trust, develop good habits and support a healthy lifestyle, program leaders say.
Minneapolis
September 1, 2017
Future Dougherty Family College students Brian Ngo and Zakaria Elmi chat with dean Alvin Abraham during a tour in August. The new two-year school at t

University of St. Thomas' Dougherty Family College offers new opportunity

Dougherty Family College will help some who may otherwise miss out.
St. Paul
September 1, 2017
BrightSide Produce purveyors Barbara Fuller and Mackenzie Burke, left, with cofounders Demetria Fuller and Adam Pruitt, right. The St. Thomas/Communit

University of St. Thomas partnership brightens food deserts

Low-income areas get fruit and veggie infusions.
Local
September 1, 2017
FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago.

Experts point to dangers of e-cigarettes for young people

Companies market the product as a safer alternative to cigarettes, but experts say the product can still be harmful.
Minneapolis
September 1, 2017
Among the many life skills Appetite for Change participants learn is how to grow (and cook) their own fresh foods.

North Minneapolis youths bring fresh beets – and beats

With an Appetite for Change, young people work to close food disparities in north Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
September 1, 2017
People performed yoga in the middle of Lyndale Avenue in south Minneapolis during an Open Streets event on June 4.

Open Streets events inspire health, unite Minneapolis neighbors

The initiative, in its sixth year, looks to unite neighbors and make them more healthy.
Local
September 6, 2016

ThreeSixty: Scared? There's an app for that

Technology aims to help prevent sexual assault.
Local
September 6, 2016

ThreeSixty: Ancient practice of yoga brought to youth

At Learning Tree Yoga in Minneapolis, a group of preschoolers bounces around in a classroom, singing and jabbering. Owner Jessie Forston prepares to perform what…
Local
September 6, 2016

ThreeSixty: Life after foster care a lasting challenge

Those who "age out" are at higher risk for hardships.
Local
September 6, 2016
Darlene Fry, executive director of the Irreducible Grace Foundation, and its namesake — her adopted daughter, Grace, 12.

ThreeSixty: Group helps vulnerable youth find a voice

Irreducible Grace Foundation provides young people with space to share their stories
Local
September 6, 2016

ThreeSixty: Burnsville grad is no longer overlooked

Burnsville grad's film focuses on student working to reach his goal.
Local
September 6, 2016
A child rides a bus to school in St. Paul in 2014. By serving more than 39,000 students, St. Paul district bus drivers have a lot of ground to cover,

ThreeSixty: Late school starts still fuel debate

Research prompts some schools to have morning bell ring later.