The award-winning Scholastic Kids Press is proud to announce that 45 students, ages 10–14, from across the country and around the world will join the program for the 2020–2021 academic year!
Representing 21 U.S. states, and more than 10 countries around the world, these young journalists will write “news for kids, by kids,” as students have done throughout the program’s more than 20-year history. Kid Reporters will interview newsmakers and share the perspectives of their peers on the 2020 U.S. presidential election and other issues and topics that matter most to their generation.
Meet our new and returning Kid Reporters!
Scholastic Kids Press has empowered kids to document historic events and interview a range of influential figures over the past two decades, including conservationist Jane Goodall, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, award-winning author Jason Reynolds, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in addition to United States presidents Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump.
During the 2019–2020 program year alone, Kid Reporters covered the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, climate strike rallies, and Black Lives Matter protests. They also shared eyewitness accounts of the impact of COVID-19 on their communities, chronicling local responses to the pandemic.