Education

How Cooking Skills and Gardens in Schools Improve Students’ Health

By Khanya Stroman, age 13 Gardens are not just for the good for the way they smell and look, but they can also improve the long-term health of kids, a new Texas-based education program has found. Elementary and middle school kids from low-income backgrounds have participated in the Texas Sprouts program. The students learned about …

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Gender Equity in Farming Suggests Better Future for Food

Agriculture is arguably the most important of our industries, and maintaining and improving our food systems is high on the global priority list. International organizations like the United Nations are now beginning to acknowledge the link between gender equity, sustainability and global food security. A UN Women report in 2022 found that giving women the same opportunities as men within the agricultural industry could reduce the number of malnourished people by up to 17%.

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Criminalization of Kids

By Isabelle Pierre, age 13 and IndyKids staff

Kids face so many challenges while growing up, from concentrating in class to dealing with confusing emotions, bullying from peers and a huge amount of stress. It’s hard to imagine, but for many, these struggles may not just earn you detention, they may result in your arrest and ultimately land you in prison.

How to Be a Youth Activist

By Isabelle Pierre, age 13 and IndyKids staff

Activism is all about advocating for something you’re passionate about and feel deeply for. Young people in particular have often been at the forefront of movements, because, well, we are the future, and we should have a say in how that future is shaped!