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Kids Make a Difference

With a troubled economy and so many problems at home and abroad, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to be a kid.  After all, kids can't really make a difference, right?  Wrong!  Kids are making positive change in the world every day.

From soup kitchens to saving gorillas, Scholastic News is your source for stories about kids all over the world acting to help their communities.  Check out these stories so you can get your own ideas on how to make an impact on the world.

You can get started with the Thanksgiving Pie Project and learn about Tuxedo Park School's special spin on a holiday favorite. 

Articles

The Thanksgiving Pie Project
The Thanksgiving Pie Project
by Chloe Anello
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November26,2008
Students, parents, and teachers from Tuxedo Park Elementary School come together for a sweet project to help feed those in need this holiday season. Scholastic Kid Reporter Chloe Anello brings you the "sweet" story.
Volunteers Needed
Volunteers Needed
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November25,2008
How is the current economic crisis affecting the demand for services to the needy? And how has it affected the donations that keep those services coming? I recently visited the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, Michigan, to find out.
How You Can Help
How You Can Help
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November25,2008
The smell of barbequed chicken, garlic bread, and soup permeated the four-acre compound at Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento, California, when Scholastic News paid a visit.
Feeding the Homeless
Feeding the Homeless
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November26,2008
Piedmont Rescue Mission was established in 1982. Its services include a community thrift store and annual holiday dinners on Easter, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Children's Nobel Prizes Awarded
Children's Nobel Prizes Awarded
by Danielle Azzolina
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November14,2008
Since 1996 the World of Children organization has been handing out awards to kids and adults whose work has helped kids all over the world. The awards are nicknamed the "Children's Nobel Prize."
Join a Summit to Help Gorillas
Join a Summit to Help Gorillas
by Michael Carboni , Lya Ferreyra and Grace Karemera
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September23,2008
Students from the New York area will meet on Friday to generate ideas and solutions to help save Africa's mountain gorilla population.
Remembering 9/11
Remembering 9/11
by Caitlin Wardlow
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September2,2008
The America Supports You Freedom Walks program is entering its fourth year. Freedom Walks are organized walks that take place throughout the country to remember a tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Not Kidding Around
Not Kidding Around
by Kayleigh Bondor
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September2,2008
Colton Lockner was only 9 years old when he read about America Supports You Freedom Walks. Now, at 11, Colton has set up three walks.
Walking to Remember
Walking to Remember
by Hayley Livingston
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September2,2008
Helping to honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as those still fighting for our freedom, is 14-year-old Joey Rizzolo.
Ideas for Changing the World
Ideas for Changing the World
by Abigayle Lista
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | March20,2008
Former President Bill Clinton met with 700 college students to work on making the world a better place for all of us.

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Thanksgiving Pie Project
Thanksgiving Pie Project
Scholastic News Online | A slide show of students, parents, and teachers from the Tuxedo Park School in Suffern, New York, working together to bake a pack of pies to donate to local food charities for Thanksgiving 2008.
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