Minneapolis Teens Help Classmates Prep For City Buses
This fall, Minneapolis Public Schools send high schoolers to class on Metro Transit.
This fall, high schoolers across Minneapolis will take public transit to school instead of yellow buses.
But as any first-time Metro Transit rider can tell you, the experience can be pretty disorienting, if not outright scary. How can you tell which stop to get off at if the bus doesn't run in front of your destination? How do you find the right line if you have to transfer in the middle of a strange neighborhood? How do you even use a Go-To Card?
To help their classmates get ready for the big switchover, students from the Minneapolis Youth Congress are filming a video guide for first-timers, according to think-tank Minnesota 2020. The Congress is a citywide body that represents young people in the halls of power. Like Minneapolis Public Schools' Citywide Student Government, the group has helped pilot the use of Go-To Cards as a way to get high schoolers to and from class, jobs, and volunteer opportunities.