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...

Balaknama: Kids Report from the Streets of India

By ADEDAYO PERKOVICH, age 10 Former reporters and editors for Balaknama, Shanno and Vijay. PHOTO: Mary-Ann Ochota In Delhi, India, 16-year-old Chandni is the chief editor of a newspaper. Balaknama, which means “children’s voice,” is a free quarterly...

The Child Migrant Crisis

The number of unaccompanied children traveling to the United States without an adult guardian has doubled since last year. PHOTO: Reporte43Tamaulipas Crisis at the Border By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 12 Since October 2013, more than 63,000 unaccompanied children have...

Childhood Under Attack in Gaza

By KATIE SCHLECHTER, IndyKids Staff After the strikes in 2009, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP) found that 75 percent of kids older than six showed one or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. PHOTO: andlun1/Flickr On August 26, 2014, the...

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...