Young Reporters Series®

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Roy Lee Spearman Jones

Award-winning stories from MPR's Young Reporters series

The Journalism Center on Children & Families at the University of Maryland is honoring MPR's Young Reporters series with a Casey Journalism Award for its exemplary reporting. Midday presents three stories from the series: Brenda's story as an undocumented teen, Roy Lee Spearman's tale of being gay and homeless while in high school, and Tiara Bellafant's experience as part of an experiment to keep kids in school.