My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for IndyKids, New York, NY, USA
My 10 years old has been participating in IndyKids’ kids’ reporter programs for a few terms now, and the experience we have, as a whole family, have been very precious and valuable. It is not just a weekend class, it is a life lesson, with a lot of fun!
Though the process of my daughter writing assigned articles for the kids’ newspaper, researching and learning reporting style writing, it gives us the opportunities to open up conversations on what’s happening around the world in real time, and to question why they happen and how we supposed to feel and what to do about them. I really enjoy my daughter coming up with questions and me answering them. She also learns about the important role of journalism. Mentors very positively encourage her work one on one And getting her writing work published at the end of this process is such a reward for my daughter.
Organizers and volunteers are the most sweet and intelligent people, they are dedicated for the cause, and efficient conductors on Earth. I feel we are very fortunate to send my daughter to associate with them, as well as to be able to make some nice friends outside regular school.
Their field trips are another wonderful activity. These locations they chose are very relevant, and the activities are rare opportunities.
The reporter program is appropriate for kids with any level of writing skills. And, my daughter is shy so she likes to do her research by reading materials, but for kids who are more out-going they get to have interviewing and communicating experiences for purposes.
The newspaper is professionally printed, but distributed for free. I think it’s the perfect tool for family readers to draw more awareness in justice and democracy to themselves, and to familiarize and realize the coolness of being tuned with the real world beyond just our surroundings in this busy everyday life, for our desire and goals to be or become fair and contributing human beings, because they are written by kids like any of your kids. The future of democracy is in our kids’ hand!
This organization should be celebrated!