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Greg Tarzan Davis Is an Actor on a Mission

Zhoriél Tapo

August 18th, 2023

The teacher turned actor talks about his efforts to help young people follow their dreams, while following his own. 

National History Day Gives Students New Insights into the Past

Xander Dorsey

August 17th, 2023

This year, the annual project-based competition focused on “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.” 

Inside Comic-Con

Quade Kelley

August 16th, 2023

Our Kid Reporter talks with some of the creators, fans, and cosplayers who make the annual convention in San Diego so special. 

Exploring the Culture of Ancient China

Enya Yang

August 7th, 2023

Our Kid Reporter tours an exhibition at the Blackhawk Museum in California, which showcases this East Asian country’s rich history. 

The Wheel Blacks Take the Court

Grace Moodie

July 31st, 2023

Our Kid Reporter in New Zealand catches up with the national wheelchair rugby team. 

Jessica Khoury Talks About The Ruby Code

Nora Onovo

July 31st, 2023

The author explores the pros and cons of technology in The Ruby Code, her latest novel for middle graders. 

A Veteran Sportswriter Offers Reporting Tips

Xander Dorsey

July 27th, 2023

“It’s never about you,” says Tarik El-Bashir, a senior writer at The Athletic. “It’s always about the story you’re covering.”

Rain Adds Suspense to Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Logan Gracey

July 25th, 2023

The winners reclaimed their titles in this year’s July Fourth competition, but the rain took center stage.

A Conversation With the New York Governor

Nora Onovo

July 19th, 2023

Our Kid Reporter talks with Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul about her career in public service. 

Would Clear Backpacks Make Kids Safer?

Lincoln Miller

July 19th, 2023

Some school districts are requiring clear backpacks as a safety measure. 

A Conversation With Soledad O’Brien

Xander Dorsey

July 18th, 2023

Our Kid Reporter talks with the award-winning journalist about covering politics and the news. 

Empowering Generation Z to Take Action

Xander Dorsey

July 18th, 2023

The National Archives Museum recently hosted an event spotlighting Representative Maxwell Frost (D-FL), the first member of Gen Z to serve in the U.S. Congress. 

The Life of a Creative Director

Luke Lamour

July 10th, 2023

Our Kid Reporter talks with Adam Wahler, the creative director of A2A Studio. 

Crocheting for a Cause

Zoya Siddiqui

July 6th, 2023

Three Arizona teens create handcrafted garments for premature babies in the same hospital where they were born. 

Youth Ice Hockey Becomes More Welcoming

Cort Johnson

July 3rd, 2023

In order to increase diversity, the National Hockey League has created “Learn to Play,” an instructional program for children ages four to nine.  

School in Vietnam Hosts Charity Bazaar

Tu Anh Nguyen

June 30th, 2023

At the author’s school in Ho Chi Minh City, a Charity Bazaar and an International Culture Day raise money for children in need.

The Honor of a Lifetime

Natalie Bendix

June 28th, 2023

Sergeant First Class Jason Foster talks with our Kid Reporter about the role of the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

 

Inside a Global Citizens Model United Nations

Ximena Pérez Gómez

June 7th, 2023

In March, our Kid Reporter from Mexico participated in a GCMUN session in New York City.

Japan Hosts the G7 Summit

Nanaka Takahashi

June 1st, 2023

On May 19, leaders of the world’s seven most powerful economies gathered in Hiroshima for a three-day summit. 

The Mayor of Atlanta Puts Young People First

Skye Oduaran

May 31st, 2023

Our Kid Reporter talks with Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens about his plans to invest in youth. 

A U.S. Veteran Reflects on the Meaning of Memorial Day

Quade Kelley

May 26th, 2023

Retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant Leroy A. Petry honors his fellow soldiers who were killed in battle.

 

Lessons From a Zoo Scientist

Zahra Abbas

May 25th, 2023

An associate animal curator at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Ohio talks about keeping animals healthy and protecting wildlife. 

Printing The New York Times

Siroos Pasdar

May 24th, 2023

What does it take to print one of the most important newspapers in the world and deliver it to your doorstep? Our Kid Reporter finds out.

 

A Conversation With Jerry Craft

Xander Dorsey

May 23rd, 2023

Our Kid Reporter talks with the award-winning creator of the New Kid graphic novel series.

Why Is the Model UN So Popular?

Max Chen

May 18th, 2023

Young people gain valuable skills in the international program, which allows them to find solutions to global challenges. 

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