Consent Forms

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Get Your Kids Involved!

Do you have children or students in grades K-8 who would like to get involved in reporting? We can give you an assignment! Reach out to Program Manager Mia Blitstein ( to submit your writing and to connect with us.

Our Annual Event Celebration

Please save the date for our annual celebration, when student journalists will share what they endured, learned, and accomplished during COVID-19. This virtual event will be held at 5:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 26. 

Lesson Plans & Activities

Looking for enrichment activities for your students or children? Our lesson plans have been designed for use with Healthy NewsWorks books, newspapers, and videos.

Educational Videos

Paul Offit, M.D., is the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine that has been credited with saving hundreds of lives every day.

Douglas H. Wheelock has been a NASA astronaut since 1998. He has spent more than 178 days in space, including the STS-120 shuttle mission in 2007 and Expeditions 24 and 25 to the International Space Station in 2010. He is a West Point graduate and a retired U.S. Army colonel. He earned an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech University.

Angela Duckworth, Ph.D., is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and University of Pennsylvania psychology professor. She is also the founder and CEO of Character Lab, which is a nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing scientific insights to help children thrive. She is the author of “Grit: The Power and Passion of Perseverance.”

Making a Difference

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Knowledge is power. Our curated list of resources, broken up into suggested age range, can help children better understand the COVID-19 pandemic and other relevant health topics, and can help adults better explain what’s happening. Learn how germs travel, the importance of handwashing, facts about vaccines, and much more.