The kids are alright Jan. 4, 2020

from Now or Never· ·

From climate change, to politics, to navigating identity, gender and sexuality — the youth of today are making their voices heard. So if you're writing off teenagers as a bunch of kids who are constantly on their phones, you'd be making a big mistake. On this Now or Never: hear from the teenagers of today. They'll show you that the world of tomorrow is in good hands. Meet a 15-year- old who is cracking jokes and using stand-up comedy to celebrate his identity as a gay, transgender teen. Hear from a group of Surrey, B.C., students who are dedicated to …



From climate change, to politics, to navigating identity, gender and sexuality — the youth of today are making their voices heard. So if you're writing off teenagers as a bunch of kids who are constantly on their phones, you'd be making a big mistake. On this Now or Never: hear from the teenagers of today. They'll show you that the world of tomorrow is in good hands. Meet a 15-year- old who is cracking jokes and using stand-up comedy to celebrate his identity as a gay, transgender teen. Hear from a group of Surrey, B.C., students who are dedicated to sharing the experiences of being young and black in 2020. Hit the streets with the Singh sisters, who are on a mission to feed Winnipeg's homeless. Drop in on a mental health day at a Saskatoon high school, as teenagers there grapple with a recent suicide. Grade 12 student Isaac Campeau explores how video games became an escape from, but also a reminder of, his family's struggles with poverty. Millions of youth around the world are skipping school on Fridays to fight for action on climate change. Hear from a group of Toronto teens at a recent climate march. And what does it take to be the best 14-year-old basketball player on the continent? Elijah Fisher and his parents talk about finding balance while becoming a sports superstar.