How the Right to Vote is Being Taken Away

By MARIAH WILSON, age 13 Restrictive Voter ID laws are one way millions of Americans are being denied the right to vote. IMAGE: Brennan Center Voting Restrictions hurt minority voters according to a study done by the Brennan Center. IMAGE: Brennan Center The right to...

No Rain, No Corn

Michael Scuse, Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Service explains to a reporter how the drought destroyed corn crops in Idaville, White County, Indiana on Thursday, July 19, 2012. PHOTO: USDA/Jacob Maxwell. By ELIYA AHMAD, age 11 In the Midwest, the...

America's Fourth Graders Can't Read

An elementary school kid reads “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” to his mother. PHOTO: Woodley Wonderworks Students who continue to learn throughout the summer months will have higher literacy rates than students who do not have after school or summer camp...

Your Turn: "If I Were President"

By KYLIE FREYMAN, age 9 With the upcoming presidential election, each candidate is talking about what they would do if elected president. IndyKids kid reporter Kylie Freyman went out and asked kids “What would you do if you were president?” “I would show good...

Participate in a Democracy

Kids protest Hershey’s use of child labor to make their chocolate products. PHOTO: Octavia Davis By MOKGWETZI SIZWE CHAPMAN, age 14 Can’t vote? There are other ways kids can let their voices be heard and fight for their needs. 1. Boycott A boycott is when...