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Led by 16-year-old Unnati Gupta, a group of local teens is giving young people a way to find inspiration, forge connections, and take action to change their communities

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Citizen Recommends: Why Black Books Matter

North Philly literacy nonprofit Tree House Books turns 15 this week—and you can join their all-star, three-day virtual festival

By Christine Speer Lejeune

“You can’t live in a vacuum”

A Lower Merion senior co-founded a student-run foreign policy media outlet that hammers home Gen Z’s commitment to tackling global problems—by finding common ground

By Jessica Blatt Press

Big Shots

The Sixers may be struggling. But through their support of NBA Math Hoops, Philly-area kids get the all-star treatment for excelling—in the classroom

By Jessica Blatt Press

Citizen of the Week: Cydney Brown

Philly’s new Youth Poet Laureate doesn’t just write well—she does G.O.O.D.

By Jessica Blatt Press

Put the Students in Charge

Two local schools are showing that maybe kids know better than adults what real education and civic engagement look like

By Jessica Blatt Press

How to help students and teachers now

School looks very different this fall in Philadelphia. How can we get our kids through it?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Citizens of the Week: Jakeema Burton and Brianna Banks

The coaches are empowering youth off and on the field through their work with Up2Us Sports and Kensington Soccer Club

By Jessica Blatt Press