About Scholastic Kids Press


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We are currently accepting applications for the 2021–2022 program year. Learn more and download the application here.

Scholastic Kids Press is a group of talented Kid Reporters, ages 10–14, from across the country and around the world. Since 2000, our award-winning young journalists have reported "news for kids, by kids," covering politics, entertainment, the environment, sports, and more in their hometowns and on the national stage. Their stories appear online and in issues of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, which reach more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide.

Scholastic Kid Reporters have made headlines by interviewing President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, conservationist Jane Goodall, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Dog Man author and illustrator Dav Pilkey, New York Yankee outfielder Aaron Judge, and more.


Scholastic Kids Press FAQ

How can students apply to become Kid Reporters in Scholastic Kids Press?

The Kid Reporter call for applications is now open and the full application form can be downloaded here. All applications must be received by June 1, 2021. No late or digital applications will be accepted.

What does the Scholastic Kid Reporter application entail?

The application to join Scholastic Kids Press includes writing a news story, story ideas, and a personal essay. Editors annually select Kid Reporters based on writing ability, interviewing skills, and attention to detail.

Are there requirements to apply for Scholastic Kids Press?

To be considered, applicants must be between the ages of 10–14 (born on or between September 1, 2007 and August 31, 2011). Students in any part of the world are welcome to apply.

What do Scholastic Kid Reporters write about?

Throughout the year, Scholastic Kid Reporters cover issues and topics that matter most to them and their peers. This includes current events, breaking news, entertainment, sports, and more from their hometowns and on the national stage.