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Gravity Assist

December 15, 2017

When Jack Davis, 9, looks up at the night sky, he doesn’t see just the stars. He sees his future. The fourth grader lives in New Jersey. He has a deep interest in outer space and the alien beings he…

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Bunchie Young: One to Watch

December 15, 2017

Maxwell “Bunchie” Young has been named the 2017 SportsKid of the Year by Sports Illustrated Kids magazine. The football and track star from Los Angeles, California, is just 10 years old. But he’s already been offered a college scholarship by…

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Super Business Girl

October 29, 2017

ASIA NEWSON starts each weekday at 5:00 a.m. First, the 14-year-old helps her sister get ready for school. Then she eats breakfast and hops on a school bus in Detroit, Michigan, her hometown. After school, Asia stays for dance or…

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The Golden Ticket!

October 6, 2017

When using your imagination, don’t dream small—try imaginormous! That was the theme of the first annual Roald Dahl Imaginormous Challenge. The contest, which honors the beloved author, just concluded its first year. Kids across the U.S. ages 5 to 12…

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Meet Our Kid Reporters

September 13, 2017

This year’s TFK Kid Reporters were chosen from 300 applicants in a nationwide competition. The crew will report on local and national news for TFK. Here are some fun facts about our newest reporters. Want to be a TFK Kid…

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A Sweet Business

September 12, 2017

JOHN TRUEL, 12, has found a way to make the world a little sweeter—one cupcake at a time. With the help of his mother, Patricia, John opened a bakery called Cupcakes on 8th in his hometown of Marshfield, Wisconsin. Patricia…

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She Gets It Done!

September 7, 2017

MARLEY DIAS loves nothing more than getting lost in a book. But the 12-year-old grew frustrated with the reading list she was assigned in school. A black girl was hardly ever a main character. So Marley took matters into her…

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Helping Others

September 6, 2017

If you see a problem, you should find a solution. That is what Alex Knoll, 12, of Post Falls, Idaho, believes. So when he noticed a man struggling to open a heavy door from a wheelchair, Alex’s brain started buzzing.…

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Soap Club

January 20, 2017

A nonprofit group uses recycled soap from hotels to improve the lives of people in Cambodia. Samir Lakhani was in college when he first visited Cambodia, a nation in Southeast Asia. The trip changed his life. In a remote village,…

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For the Love of Lego

October 21, 2016

Matthew Shifrin got his first tub of Lego blocks when he was 5. "I've been in love with Legos ever since," he says. Shifrin is blind. Now 18, he has spent years trying to make Legos easier for blind kids…