The award-winning Scholastic Kids Press is excited to reveal its new name and look in celebration of its 20th anniversary—and to officially welcome 50 Kid Reporters to the 2019–2020 program year!
Since 2000, more than 400 Kid Reporters ages 10–14 have covered “news for kids, by kids” as part of the Scholastic Kids Press team. This special anniversary year, 50 new and returning Kid Reporters have been selected to share stories from around the world with a focus on the critical topics and issues that matter most to young people.
Scholastic Kid Reporters have reported on national and global events since the program’s inception, covering five United States presidential elections, as well as other history-making events such as the Olympics, Tony Awards, and National Book Awards. Past Kid Reporters have also made headlines interviewing influential figures who are leaders in their fields, including Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai, New York Yankees shortstop Aaron Judge, conservationist Jane Goodall, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, Captain Underpants and Dog Man creator Dav Pilkey, author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson,and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Join us in welcoming our newest team of Kid Reporters, and be sure to follow the Kid Reporter blog, and Scholastic Kids Press Instagram and Twitter for all updates!