The Pandemic of Unhoused Youths

The Pandemic of Unhoused Youths

By Nicolle Berroa, age 13 As the United States grapples with a global health pandemic, the crisis of youth houselessness steadily worsens. Most recent data on the rate of unhoused children from 2017 to 2018 found that youth houselessness was at its highest point in...

Should Adults Get an Allowance, Too?

By CATE GARRETSON, age 10 Finland could be among the first countries to pay a basic income to all adult citizens, an idea that is being considered by nations around the world. PHOTO: Christopher Andrews/Flickr Finland is planning an experiment in 2017 to help combat...

Growing Poverty: Hard to Ignore at Home

By Kid Reporter JANAYA WILDER, age 12 and IndyKids Staff A child walking on the streets of Waterbury, Connecticut. Many children there were affected by the construction jobs that their parents lost. PHOTO: Spencer Platt/iStockPhoto What Does it Mean to Live in Poverty...

Seeking: A Job

By AMANDA VENDER PHOTO: Jonathan Wade Candidates for president in 2012 are lining up to talk about jobs, including President Obama, who hit the road on a bus tour in October to promote a jobs bill. If passed, the bill would allow people and businesses to pay less...

Jobless Youth

The unemployment rate for youth ages 16 to 24 went up to 19.1 percent in July, 2010. This is the highest July rate on record, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.