Dear Readers, We are thrilled and excited to share the launch of Youngzine's new website with the first issue for the school year!  The responsive design makes it an equally engaging experience if you view it on iPads and smartphones.  It was six years ago on this day that we had our humble beginnings. And what a journey it has been! Youngzine has grown in strength and purpose thanks to the support and goodwill of our young readers, parents and teachers who believed in our mission, gave us feedback to improve, and inspired us with positive emails and messages. Thank you for being the wind beneath our wings, and we look forward to soaring higher with your support...
Dear Young Readers, Teachers and Parents, We are very excited to share Youngzine’s new look! It has many of the same features that you are familiar with and have grown to love on Youngzine.  You will find it arranged differently on the new website, with less clutter. However, what makes the new website hugely different is the responsive design – which means, it will display well on tablets and smartphones. As technology in the classrooms has changed, it was time for us to change as well. We received a small grant from Seattle Foundation last year, and have put the entire amount towards upgrading the website. What you see today is the fruit of a year-long collaborative...
Dear Youngziners, Youngzine, as we had written earlier, is in the midst of a major transformation this summer into a wonderfully engaging, new site! While you wait for the big reveal, please enjoy a taste of some fun, new content that will be debuting on the new site in September... Welcome to the world of 'History with Harry'! Dive into the past with fantastic tales of a boy and his time travelling dog, as our shared history is explored in an exciting new way! We would love to hear what you think of this new way of presenting history through current events. Part 1 is up this week, and the remaining two parts will follow...
Dear Youngziners, We have some exciting news to share. In the Fall of 2016, we will be launching a newly redesigned Youngzine website! The new website will look very different from what you see today - this is because we are coming up with a design that can work well on tablets and smartphones as well. We know many of you browse Youngzine on these devices and many teachers have iPads and Chromebooks in classrooms as well. So it was time for us to "change with the times"! What happened to my UWrites? We have been working towards this new website for the past year after raising a little money. We are a very small team and could only focus on...
Dear Youngziners, We are happy to publish our first "Letters To The Editor" that we received recently from a young reader.  We encourage our young readers to send us letters on any topics that are dear to their heart. The letters are an opportunity to talk about issues affecting your peers and children around the world. It should not carry a political or religious message, or anything that inflammes other's sentiments. Instead, it should be positive and uplifting. We need POSITIVITY in our world today, and you are our future! Youngzine Team...
to get Youngzine through another year… It is hard to believe that we are marking the fifth anniversary at Youngzine this Fall!

From just under 100 readers initially, we have now grown to tens of thousands all around the world, by sheer word-of-mouth. Youngzine has also been endorsed by Common Sense Media, the ALA (American Library Association) and AASL (American Association of School Librarians), as well as by the US Department's Kids.Gov. We need your help to deliver on a few critical website upgrades next year, as well as to continue providing engaging, unbiased and ad-free content for our young readers. We did the math. We only...
Dear Youngziners, We are back after summer with our first Fall issue this week. We have some exciting news to share, which I will do so over the next two blogs.  This week, we would like to introduce Youngzine's partnership with Crack The Books. Crack The Books will feature news articles from Youngzine on their iPad app, designed especially for young readers.  Crack The Books™ are a series of highly interactive digital books for the iPad. Easily adjustable reading levels and built-in tests allow parents to customize books to match their child's reading abilities. Children can explore different forest biomes on a 3D interactive...
Dear Youngziners, We are pleased to announce our team of Young Editors for 2015! You will see their first set of articles this week. As we had written here, being part of the Editorial team gives budding writers an opportunity to learn about topics of global interest, do the appropriate background research and understand different sides of an issue, before explaining it to other young readers. This year, two of our seniormost writers (Rachel and Radhika) will be driving the Young Editor program and mentoring writers. Of course, we will be overseeing and guiding them as well.  So without furher ado, lets meet... Ananke from California Hi...
Every summer, we invite young writers to join our team for our six-week Young Editor program. You will do what we do - author news articles that are read by your peers from around the world. We mentor and guide you through the experience. Sounds like a challenge you are up for? First let's answer some questions that you might have. What does "Young Editor" mean? Think of Young Editor as an extension of our team where you will be writing main Youngzine articles. We will work with you and after the first 1-2 articles, most of our young writers are up and running on their own. We will be selecting six young editors to join our...
Dear Youngziners! We were asked why we had not picked a winner for the Youngzine slogan contest here. Truth be told, we did not have the heart to pick any one. Each slogan is special in its own way and reflects what Youngzine means to each of you. And that means a lot to us - you encourage us to do what we do each and every day! We are sharing a few of your slogans with our larger community of young readers, classrooms, parents and teachers. Perhaps seeing your slogans might encourage more of your peers to try Youngzine! Youngzine: Bringing you the world, one article at a...