Detroit seventh-grader talks coronavirus and online learning

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Autumn Johnson (courtesy photo)

BridgeDetroit’s engagement director Orlando Bailey is sitting down for interviews with Detroit youth to hear about their experience during the coronavirus pandemic and its accompanying social isolation. 

Autumn Johnson, a student at Ludington Magnet Middle School, talks about her summer of kayaking on the river, texting with friends and the challenges of virtual learning. 

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Learn more about how Detroit youth are navigating the coronavirus pandemic.

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