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ABOUT THE SERIES

From new military combat roles for women to Hollywood pay equity, gender politics played a big role in the news this past year. But how do preconceived notions about gender affect the lives of middle and high school students?

We challenged PBS Student Reporting Labs across the country to profile young people breaking down stereotypes. How does it feel to be the only girl in the room, or boy on the team?

These stories include young welders, pilots, hunters, dancers and game designers. Several explore LGBTQ identity.

Clearly, Generation Z is learning to think and live ‘Outside the Box’.