Raise the Minimum Wage!

Call for Higher Wages By AMZAD ALI, age 12 On April 15, 2015, fast food workers nationwide held protests demanding a $15-an-hour minimum wage, earned sick time and fair work hours. PHOTO: The All-Nite Images In November 2015, the state of New York became the first to...

Student Activists Fight Campus Racism

By TESS McGARVEY, age 10 A University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) student prepares to protest in solidarity with black student activists at Mizzou. PHOTO: Sonali Patricia/Flickr Across North America, college students are protesting racism on campuses. A group called...

Meet IndyKids Kid Reporter, Justin Lamport

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12 PHOTO: Justin Lamport Eleanor Hedges Duroy: What made you want to write for IndyKids? Justin Lamport: Before I wrote for IndyKids, I used to look at my dad’s New York Times newspapers. After a while, I decided that I wanted to write...

Fires in Indonesia Bring Toxic Smoke to Southeast Asia

By CANDACE RUSSELL, age 11 Newly cleared rainforest land burns at a palm oil plantation in Indonesia. PHOTO: Rainforest Action Network Raging fires have been erupting in Indonesia since June 2015. These fires are started by farmers and big corporations to clear land...

How Misty Copeland Turned Hard Work into History

By EVANGELINE COMEAU-KIRSCHNER, age 10 Misty Copeland is the American Ballet Theatre’s first female African-American principal dancer in 75 years. PHOTO: Kent G Becker In June 2015, Misty Copeland was promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre in New...