Community Fridges: A Chill Way to Fight Food Insecurity
When the pandemic first began back in 2020, tens of millions of people across the country were left with little to no food. In an attempt to combat severe food shortages, reduce food waste and unite neighbors, communities came together and created the free fridge program.
Before Rosa Parks, There Was Courageous Teen Claudette Colvin
Rosa Parks will forever be remembered for refusing to give up her seat to a white lady on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., in December 1955. However, a name most of us do not know is Claudette Colvin. Nine months before Parks remained seated, 15-year-old Colvin said “no” first.
The School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Criminalization of Kids
By Isabelle Pierre, age 13 and IndyKids staff
Kids face so many challenges while growing up, from concentrating in class to dealing with confusing emotions, bullying from peers and a huge amount of stress. It’s hard to imagine, but for many, these struggles may not just earn you detention, they may result in your arrest and ultimately land you in prison.
Personal Report: How Can I Live Somewhere That I Don’t Feel Safe?
By Aisha Hassim, age 13
The hate and discrimination faced by Muslim people across the world continues to be an issue. Islamophobia manifests itself in many ways, from nasty jokes to laws restricting religious practices. The problems we face daily are not to be taken lightly.