Posts in category "Chicago kids speak out"

School is cool (well, most of the time): Chicago kids speak out on what really goes down at school

School is cool (well, most of the time): Chicago kids speak out on what really goes down at school
Over the past year, I’ve been interviewing Chicago-area kids to find out what they think about everything from technology to green living to the violence and other social issues plaguing our city. These stories have been published as a series in Chicago Parent Magazine. The final installment in this series is all about school. Do... Read more »

Chicago kids speak out on the challenges facing our city in Chicago Parent Magazine

Chicago kids speak out on the challenges facing our city in Chicago Parent Magazine
Chicago is a beautiful, world-class city. However, like all big cities, it faces serious social issues that impact us all (you obviously know this). We all worry about violence, poverty, drugs, homelessness and other challenges. I wanted to talk to real Chicago kids to hear what they think about those challenges so I reached out... Read more »

Chicago Kids Speak Out on the State of the Environment in Chicago Parent Magazine

Chicago Kids Speak Out on the State of the Environment in Chicago Parent Magazine
This year, I am writing a series of stories for Chicago Parent Magazine that feature the voices of real Chicago kids on a variety of topics. This month, I chatted up a group of thirteen kids between the ages of 7-14 from all over the Chicago area about environmental issues impacting our city and our... Read more »
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Chicago Kids Speak Out: The State of the City (according to them at least)

Chicago Kids Speak Out: The State of the City (according to them at least)
Our kids have tons of interesting things to say. But we adults aren’t always listening (I am super guilty of this). I wrote a story for the November issue of Chicago Parent where I interviewed 12 Chicago-area kids between the ages of 7 and 14 to learn more about what they thought about their hometown.... Read more »