The Kids' Zone

Stories about growing up in the 21st century city.

This project is supported by funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

A family embraces as they say goodbye after a visit at San Quentin state prison in California.

Where American Kids Are In Crisis

Kids repeatedly exposed to violence, homelessness, and addiction are more likely to carry the long-term effects into adulthood. A new report breaks down the geographic and racial distribution of this trauma.

A child plays in Santiago, Chile.

How to Design Cities for Children

A billion kids are now growing up in urban areas. But not all cities are planned with their needs in mind.