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...

Youth Activists Take On Pedestrian Safety

By CHELSEA HALLUMS, age 11 To encourage drivers to slow down, Allison Collard de Beaufort put up teddy bears along Prospect Park West after the death of Sammy Cohen. PHOTO: Leslie Albrecht/DNAinfo Twelve-year-old Sammy Cohen was killed by a Chevrolet van while...

Rethinking School Suspension

By ALICE CHEKUNOVA, age 12 During the 2011-2012 school year, only 18 percent of preschoolers were African American, but they made up 48 percent of children who were suspended at least twice. PHOTO: Sarah Gilbert/Flickr When children are over-disciplined it has a...

Militarization of Youth

Kids playing with weapons at a military recruitment tent outside of an Army football game in Texas. PHOTO: Army Recruiting/Flickr Military Recruitment in Schools By SADIE PRICE-ELLIOTT, age 13 At most public high school job fairs in the United States, students will...