Month: June 2024

Utopia

By Viviana Nadal-Villano, Age 13 Paradise in your mind Your perfect world A place where light spins and hope dances Free. But sometimes a touch of reality dims that place It becomes repressed Forgotten A fictitious dream that distracts Where has the hope gone? Why does fate seem to wield its blade with such merciless …

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Someday You Could Be… a Founder of a School Newspaper Program Like Lara Bergen

By IndyKids Reporters Lara Bergen is the founder and director of Press Pass NYC, which is an organization that helps New York public schools create and keep school newspapers. In the past  2 ½ years, Press Pass NYC has helped create 19 school newspapers in middle and high schools. This interview was edited for brevity …

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Teens for Food Justice: Ending Food Insecurity One School at a Time

By IndyKids Reporters Have you ever experienced a farm and a school put together? IndyKids reporters interviewed Jessenia Preciado, the Far Rockaway regional coordinator at Teens for Food Justice. Teens for Food Justice fights food insecurity by growing leafy greens including lettuce, cilantro, basil, parsley, Swiss chard and bok choy in hydroponic farms located inside …

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Woman offering her heart

SisterHearts: An Organization Using Heart to Assist Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

By Farzad Wahid, AGE 9 Maryam Henderson-Uloho describes her experience in prison as “dehumanizing,” noting, “You see, in prison, you’re broken—mentally, emotionally, and physically.” Maryam spent 13 years in prison with more than half of that time spent in solitary confinement. When she was released from prison, she encountered numerous barriers, including difficulty opening a …

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Aid Groups and Online Movements Support Palestinians in Need!

By Viviana Nadal-Villano, AGE 13 Since Oct. 7, 2023, living in Palestine has become unsustainable. Palestinians suffer under Israeli occupation, facing limited access to aid and isolation from the world. The most recent Israeli assault on Gaza has led to 2.3 million starving Palestinians, according to a United Nations report in December. Organizations like Middle …

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