Children Of War: How war is affecting children in Syria

By ANAND JAUREGUILORDA, age 10 According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, 70 percent of child refugees from Syria in Lebanon alone do not attend school. PHOTO: DFID – UK Department for International Development Imagine waking up to the sound of an...

Lack of Paid Family Leave Stretches New Parents

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12 New parents need time off work after birth or adoption to become familiar with their new children, rest and adjust to changing life circumstances. PHOTO: Harsha K R The United States has one of the least progressive parental leaves in...

Youth Homelessness on the Rise

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 11 Kasey was homeless in Chicago for more than a year after she came out to her family. Forty percent of homeless youth are LGBTQ. PHOTO: The Homestretch Briana DeMaio has been homeless since she was 12, when she and her family were kicked out...

How Will Food Stamp Cuts Affect People?

By OLIVIA FRANCO, age 9 Mentored by SARAH TODD The U.S. Department of Agriculture states that 45 percent of food stamp benefits go to children under the age of 18. PHOTO: Jaro Larnos There is a conflict between politicians who want to cut funding for food stamp...

More Kids in Poverty

A new study by the National Center for Children in Poverty says that the number of children living in poverty increased by 21 percent between 2000 and 2008. There are at least 14 million American children living in poverty today. Photo: Flickr, D Sharon...