Cop Watch: Youth and Communities Speak Out

Introduction by INDYKIDS STAFF Ferguson, MO, residents expressing their frustration and anger over the August 9, 2014, shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. PHOTO: Jamelle Bouie/Flickr In black and Latino communities throughout the United States, many young...

Balaknama: Kids Report from the Streets of India

By ADEDAYO PERKOVICH, age 10 Former reporters and editors for Balaknama, Shanno and Vijay. PHOTO: Mary-Ann Ochota In Delhi, India, 16-year-old Chandni is the chief editor of a newspaper. Balaknama, which means “children’s voice,” is a free quarterly...

California Residents Under Severe Drought

By LILY KUZMINSKI, age 10 While California officials have imposed fines as high as $500 for wasting water, many residents are already mindful of their water consumption and hopeful that the drought will soon lift. PHOTO: Kevin Cortopassi/Flickr California has been...

Taking Action for Climate Justice

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11 350.org is an international environmental organization that helped to organize the People’s Climate March. PHOTO: Takver/Flickr On September 21, 2014, a massive march brought together nearly half a million people in New York City, to...

An Inside Look at Kids Working on Tobacco Farms

By JACKSON ZAVALA, age 11 Federal labor law allows children working on the farms to work longer hours, at younger ages, and in more hazardous conditions than all other jobs for children, with permission from their parents. PHOTO: Human Rights Watch Virtually every day...