"No matter how old you are, as you read you might ask yourself a question, too:
How has this year challenged and changed your generation?" [emphasis mine]
— Katherine Schulten, editor, The Learning Network
"For many American teens, this year will be the defining moment of their young lives.
In words, images and videos, they showed us how they’ve met these challenges in an unrecognizable world."
The subtitle and quote above come from NYT's Coming of Age article
about America's teens and how they have fared this first year.
Here is just one of them:
"This photo encompasses my own identity as an L.G.B.T.Q.+ Filipina-American woman. It highlights my role as an ally to the movements of social justice. No longer do I talk about boys or paint my nails, but start to recognize the part I can play in fighting for justice and how to tackle my implicit biases.
Although this was not the summer I was expecting, it truly has brought on tremendous personal growth, which I would not trade for anything." --La Habra, Calif. Christian Lee, 17
There are several others, each completely worth some of your time. (imo)
there is a paywall up at NYT, so if you want to read it and can't, let me know...)