The mission of IndyKids is to engage young people to become informed world citizens through the production of a current events and social justice news source that is created for kids, by kids.
IndyKids was formed in 2005 by a group of independent journalists, students, parents, teachers and activists who saw the need for a progressive, ad-free news source specifically for kids. Since publishing its first black and white issue in the fall of 2005, IndyKids has grown into a vital multi-platform current events and social justice news source that is produced by kids, for kids.
Today, our work encompasses the free, nationally distributed print edition of the IndyKids newspaper published four times a year, the IndyKids Podcast Channel, an active website with exclusive articles, interviews, and teaching resources, workshops for kids to learn media literacy and nonfiction writing, as well as offering our workshop programming exclusively to classrooms around the country.
Through our programs, we inspire a passion for social justice issues to empower the next generation of critical thinkers, community leaders, journalists and activists.
IndyKids attained 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 2010. Our organization, workshops and scholarship program is supported by individual donations, in-kind support, government funding and private foundation grants. We are proud to keep IndyKids free from commercialization as we do not accept advertising income or corporate sponsorship.