Citizen of the Week: Joanna Lin

The high school sophomore started the Student Period Movement to fight “period poverty” from Broad Street to Bangladesh

By Elena Musher Eisenstadt

Home “schooling” during Covid-19

The lessons one mom hopes her children take from this time have nothing to do with school

By Tia Mathisen

Citizen of the Week: Mia Concepcion

Slam poetry changed the Youth Poet Laureate’s young life. Now she wants to give other Philly teens a chance to be heard.

By Jessica Press

The Citizen Recommends: Citizen Teen

Our first-ever youth summit will bring six world-famous youth leaders from around the country to Philly, to inspire and empower our city’s future leaders

By Jessica Press

Data For Kids

Philly is stealing an evidenced-based idea from other cities and forming a cabinet for children. Will that move the needle on our 35-percent child poverty rate?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy



Citizen Teen (POSTPONED)

Saturday, Apr 18, 2020

at The HIVE (4th floor of the Graham Building)

Six world-famous young thought leaders talk climate, social justice, gun control and more

The Citizen Recommends: Way Past Mad

With her latest children’s book, local author and film producer Hallee Adelman offers a lesson we can all use: It’s okay to let it all out

By Jessica Press

Ideas We Should Steal: HBCU Week

At the Wilmington event, hundreds of students get on-the-spot admissions and scholarships to attend historically black colleges. Philly’s high schoolers could use the same chance

By Katherine Rapin