The Path to Voting Rights for 1.4 Million in Florida

The Path to Voting Rights for 1.4 Million in Florida

By INDYKIDS STAFF   This midterm election, voters in Florida have the chance to give back voting rights to people convicted of nonviolent felonies and who have finished their time in prison. Ten percent of all adults in the state, up to 1.4 million people, cannot...
Students’ United Voices Are Loud and Clear

Students’ United Voices Are Loud and Clear

Around the country, students demand action to prevent more school shootings. Eleanor Hedges Duroy, age 15   A March for Our Lives, a youth-centered movement, has taken root across the nation. Students everywhere are voicing their right to attend classes...

A Day in the Life of a Florida Tomato Picker

Compiled by INDYKIDS STAFF Photo: COURTESY OF THE COALITION OF IMMOKALEE FARMWORKERS Immokalee, Florida, is home to the state’s largest community of farmworkers, who are mostly immigrants from Latin American countries. These farmworkers pick much of the tomato and...

Tomato's Juicy Secret

BY MARC RODRIGUES Tomatoes … red, juicy and sweet. They taste great in Chalupas and Big Macs, but do you ever wonder where they come from? Many come from the southwest corner of Florida, near a town called Immokalee. There, tomatoes are grown by huge...