Proposed Abolition Amendment to Address Modern-Day Slavery

Proposed Abolition Amendment to Address Modern-Day Slavery

By Jessie Mitnick, age 13

The Abolition Amendment aims to revise the 13th Constitutional Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. These representatives are fighting a so-called loophole in the 13th Amendment, which allows for involuntary servitude to continue as a form of criminal punishment.

Science Brief: Flex Those Filtration Mussels

Science Brief: Flex Those Filtration Mussels

By Melina Cantagallo, age 13

Mussels are most often thought of as just a food, but they could potentially be used to free our oceans of toxic microplastics.

How Much Does the U.S. Really Recycle?

How Much Does the U.S. Really Recycle?

By Melina Cantagallo, age 13 and IndyKids Staff

The United States produces the most waste per capita, with each person contributing 102 metric tons of garbage in their lifetime. But how much of this waste is successfully recycled?

An Interview With… The Brennan Center For Justice

An Interview With… The Brennan Center For Justice

IndyKids reporter Neena Sapkota, age 12 interviews Sean Morales-Doyle regarding the recent slew of voting rights restrictions across the United States. Sean is the Acting Director of the Voting Rights & Elections Program at the Brennan Center for Justice.

Meet an IndyKids Reporter: Neena Sapkota, age 12

Meet an IndyKids Reporter: Neena Sapkota, age 12

Neena has big dreams for the future, including becoming an author, singer, lawyer or even president of the United States! As long as she changes the world for the better, she says she will be happy.

Quiz: Who Am I?

Quiz: Who Am I?

By June Fink, age 10 and IndyKids Staff

Getting Wild With… Gray Wolves

Getting Wild With… Gray Wolves

By Esteban Guerra, age 9

Wolves play a big role in keeping our ecosystems healthy. Gray wolves are found in many parts of the United States, including Alaska, northern Michigan, northern Wisconsin, western Montana, northern Idaho, northeast Oregon and the Yellowstone area of Wyoming.

Center Spread: The State of U.S. Immigration

Center Spread: The State of U.S. Immigration

There are many reasons people choose or are forced to leave their home countries, including lack of resources, food insecurity, frequent natural disasters caused by climate change, or violence like war and gang violence. They come to the United States with hopes to start a new life with better jobs, opportunities and more safety.

Cover Story: Our Voting Rights Are Under Attack: the Time to Fight For Democracy is Now

Cover Story: Our Voting Rights Are Under Attack: the Time to Fight For Democracy is Now

By Neena Sapkota, age 12

Voting rights in the United States have come under attack since the 2020 presidential election. Eighteen states have already made voting more difficult by enacting 30 new voting laws. Many of these laws give legislators more control over how elections are run, and can make it easier for them to challenge the results.

Someday You Could Be… Sara Saedi

Someday You Could Be… Sara Saedi

Interview By Raya El-Hajjar, age 13

Sara Saedi was born in Tehran, Iran, during wartime and an Islamic Revolution. Her parents fled to the United States, where they lived undocumented until Saedi was in her twenties. Saedi is the author of the memoir, Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card, which explores her experiences as an undocumented teen growing up in the United States.

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