We’re excited to announce that 36 new and returning Kid Reporters will report “news for kids, by kids” for Scholastic Kids Press during the 2021–2022 program year.
This year’s team of Kid Reporters are an incredibly talented group of young journalists. Together they represent 18 states across the United States, and countries around the world including Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, and the Philippines. In the future, they would like to be authors, journalists, engineers, scientists, professional soccer players, and are fluent in over a dozen languages including Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Spanish, and Urdu. The two people they would most like to interview are Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris.
During their time in the program, Kid Reporters will learn the ins-and-outs of journalism by working closely with their editor on stories, covering topics ranging from civics and government, to entertainment and the environment. Through their local reporting, they will receive hands-on experience conducting interviews, researching, and developing their writing to educate their peers around the world.
“Scholastic Kids Press has given me a unique opportunity to meet and interview new people, and reflect on how they impact their communities,” said 12-year-old Scholastic Kid Reporter Siroos Pasdar. “The team has also been incredibly supportive, which has allowed me to learn and grow as a reporter.”
Past Kid Reporter interviews with influential figures have included prima ballerina, author, and actress Misty Copeland; children’s author Varian Johnson; pediatrician and director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Paul Offit; actress Millie Bobby Brown; former United States Vice President Mike Pence; and former First Lady and President of the United States, Michelle and Barack Obama.
Join us in welcoming our Scholastic Kid Reporters!