The Pandemic of Unhoused Youths

The Pandemic of Unhoused Youths

By Nicolle Berroa, age 13 As the United States grapples with a global health pandemic, the crisis of youth houselessness steadily worsens. Most recent data on the rate of unhoused children from 2017 to 2018 found that youth houselessness was at its highest point in...
Mutual Aid: Community Spirit Is Contagious

Mutual Aid: Community Spirit Is Contagious

By Amedeo Max Bettauer, age 10 and IndyKids staff Tod Robbins, the founder of Utah Valley Mutual Aid, received a call from a woman speaking Spanish, a language he was rusty in and hadn’t practiced since college. But he knew from her voice that she was desperate. So he...
Under Attack: The Press in the Era of Trump

Under Attack: The Press in the Era of Trump

By Finn Tenzin Hamre-Myers, Age, 14 Attacks on the media have become commonplace under the leadership of President Donald Trump and have become a signature part of his administration. Insults such as “fake news,” “enemy of the people” and “failing” are used to...
The Change Our Students and Families Need

The Change Our Students and Families Need

Teachers’ Strikes Spread Across the Country in a Fight to Save Public Education By Amzad Ali, age 14 and IndyKids Staff     In late August, teachers across 15 school districts in Washington state walked out on strike for nearly two weeks at the start...
The Clash at Charlottesville

The Clash at Charlottesville

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 14 and SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 14 Candlelight vigil held on August 13 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to show solidarity with the counterprotestors who took a stand against hate in Charlottesville. Flickr / Fibonacci Blue On August 11, groups of...