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Youth Features Available to Newspapers

For the Kid in You is a fun newspaper feature for young readers. Each Kid package includes a feature story, an educational activity using the newspaper in the classroom, art and a game. Topics, subject matter and difficulty of activities vary so that teachers in grades K-12 can all benefit from this feature.

Newspapers looking for an individual youth feature or a series on specific topics can now purchase these through the Missouri Press Foudation. For the Kid in You features are available in downloadable PDF format in two sizes, quarter page (5 3/4 x 10 1/2) or four column (7 1/2 x 11). Pricing for this feature is based on circulation.

Newspapers that purchase four features in one order receive a fifth feature FREE!

To see a sample For the Kid in You feature click HERE.
To download a For the Kid in You order form click HERE.

Among the titles available are:

America: Grizzly Bear, Bald Eagle
China: Moon Bears
China: Panda
Thailand: Tigers
Costa Rica: Jaguar, Harpy Eagle
Costa Rica: Quetzal
Kenya: Rhino
Kenya: Elephant
Uganda: Gorilla
Tanzania: Chimp
Kenya: Hippo
Poland: Bison

Fall Holidays
Columbus Day
Veterans' Day
Thanksgiving Day
Tom Turkey
New Year's Day
Holiday Postage Stamp Series (4-features)

Pluto Demoted

Spring Special Events
Martin Luther King Day
President's Day
Groundhog Day
St. Patrick's Day
Valentine's Day
Earth Day

Youth Safety
Bicycle Safety
Water Safety
Personal Safety
Fire Safety
Summer Safety
Computer Safety
Camping Safety
School Bus Safety

American Flag Etiquette
Star Spangled Banner
Pledge of Allegiance
"God Bless America"
In God We Trust

If you have questions about purchasing For the Kid in You through Missouri Press, contact Kristie Williams at 573-449-4167.

For the Kid in You is created by Carolyn Estes and Faith Wylie at the Oologah (Oklahoma) Lake Leader. The Lake Leader is a community newspaper in Northwest Oklahoma that has for years been a model in how a small weekly can support a successful Newspaper in Education program. Since 1994, the Lake Leader has been creating For the Kid in You.

Shortly after the Kid was born, the newspaper began self-syndicating to other community newspapers. 

Thanks to a special partnership, newspapers can purchase archived For the Kid in You features though the Missouri Press Foundation. If your newspaper would like to publish For the Kid in You each week, contact Estes at 918-443-24-28 or carolyn.estes@sbcglobal. Visit for more information.

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