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Kids and the Economy

  

Kid Reporters take a look at the economy and how it is affecting kids and their communities during this holiday season. From an interview with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to an art display of canned goods to a community food bank program, the Kid Reporters have all the information. Check back throughout December as we post new stories and videos.

Articles

Bigger Classes, Smaller Budgets
Bigger Classes, Smaller Budgets
by Maya Williams
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December21,2009
Because of mid-year budget reductions, schools like Kyrene De La Estralla, a public elementary school in Phoenix, Arizona, have to get by with less.
Salvation Army Santas
Salvation Army Santas
by Andrew Liang
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December16,2009
During the holidays, Salvation Army volunteers collect donations with bell ringing and red kettles. But the economic downturn is affecting Salvation Army operations. In Atlanta, the local Salvation Army must raise $200,000 more than last year.
Help for the Homeless
Help for the Homeless
by Madeleine Horner
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December16,2009
The holiday season is here, with crowded shopping malls, light-strung rooftops, and hopeful wish lists for toys and treats. But for some kids in North San Diego County , the wish list is more basic: They want a home.
Helping Hands Need Help
Helping Hands Need Help
by Christian Snyder
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December11,2009
Because of the economy, the Reynoldsburg, Ohio, food bank Reynoldsburg Helping Hands now concentrates all its time and resources on providing food to needy families in the region.
Coats For Kids
Coats For Kids
by Alexis Cornell
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December10,2009
Many kids in Evanston, Wyoming, don't have any winter clothes and their parents can't afford to buy them any this season. Coats for Kids was started to help those in need of winter coats and boots.
Kids Help Out
Kids Help Out
by Jacob Schroeder
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December10,2009
Times are tougher than usual this year, and kids are feeling the pinch. They are also working to help make things better by volunteering and raising money.
Timothy's House of Hope
Timothy's House of Hope
by Alysa Goethe
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December10,2009
Hope. That is what people in need find at Timothy's House of Hope in Davenport, Iowa. They also find daily breakfasts, free haircuts, showers, food, and clothing.
PTA Funds Help School
PTA Funds Help School
by Kiera Fobb
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December10,2009
Chocolate sales, car washes, after-school stores, and the PTA are helping Air Base Elementary in Homestead, Florida, raise funds to help save jobs and pay for programs hurt by the downturn in the economy.
4-H Cuts Hurt
4-H Cuts Hurt
by Topanga McBride
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December7,2009
4-H Clubs across the country are suffering from the downturn in the economy. Weld County, Colorado, is currently facing job layoffs. That means fewer people to help oversee student projects like 4-H.
Labor Secretary Optimistic
Labor Secretary Optimistic
by Aaron Kanzer
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November30,2009
If you know someone who is out of a job, that is no surprise. The unemployment rate is the highest it has been in 26 years, according to Department of Labor (DOL) figures released in November.
Elijah's Promise in Need
Elijah's Promise in Need
by Gowtham Balaji
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November30,2009
People in need in the Central New Jersey area are giving thanks to Elijah's Promise this holiday season. Elijah's Promise helps low-income people by providing daily hot meals, job training, health care, and much more.
The CAN-do Spirit
The CAN-do Spirit
by Grace McManus
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | November30,2009
Canstruction is an international charity that helps feed the hungry in an unusual and creative way. Imagine a gigantic sculpture of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, made from 9,168 cans of tuna that will be donated to hungry families.
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