Welcome to Our Community

Kid Spirit is a global coed online magazine and community for deep thinkers with big ideas. Our community is a place where members actively express their views and engage each other through groups and comments. The quarterly magazine is a unique forum for kids to tackle age-old questions that affect us all. We want to help the young people of the world show their colors and share each other’s cultures, art, beliefs, ethics, and values. Our goal is to encourage varied perspectives and contribute to greater mutual understanding in our lives and our world. Each issue of the magazine has a thought-provoking theme that draws in readers and urges further exploration. Our Editorial Board meets to discuss future issues, edit current submissions, have fun, and eat cookies. We invite submissions in the form of poetry, artwork, and articles from readers around the world.

-The KidSpirit Editorial Board


New York Editorial Board

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Lucca CarlevariniLyla ChearyMac FabensJaden FlachSylvie GreenOscar LuckettSofia MeshMax MeshJack MilesAbdullah SayedSatya ShawElliot Thomas-GregoryAbraham Weitzman

Australia Satellite Editorial Board (Melbourne)

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Adult Liaison:Chang Liu
Emily (Ran) FanMax FangAbigail WebsterJasmine XuSiyi (Erin) Yue

Bosnia and Herzegovina Satellite Editorial Board

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Adult Liaison:Edina Malkić
Elma AbdulahovićAhmed BešićAmra DardaganAmina KantićMarijana Marković

California Satellite Editorial Board

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Adult Liaison:Julia Davis
Michael DeschenesMegan KelleherLucy Liversidge

China Satellite Editorial Board (Beijing)

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Adult Liaison:Paul Awtrey
Communications Liaison:Botao Ju
Yingxin LiangHanqing SunPeiyao YuYasi Zhu

Colorado Satellite Editorial Board (Denver)

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Adult Liaison:Victoria Fernandez and Laura Waldron
Alexandra CollinsTaha DouhajDavid FalesThya GalindoKatie HayTessa McConnellIsabella MerovechJewelie PerryEliana RothmanHannah Schuett

Haiti Satellite Editorial Board (Port-au-Prince)

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Adult Liaison:Angelica Mourges
Kora Yann BlotNellann FleurelusSebastian HerseyKeesha JosephAlisha LoiseauKoralie PharelNeissa RaymondElodie Robinson

India Satellite Editorial Board (Ahmedabad)

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Adult Liaison:Namrata Jajoo
Meesha ChotaiSoham DeshpandeSamarth JajooAyana JhalaNargis KachrumathurKushan V. MehtaAditya NaikAdya SarinKavya ShahRaavee TripathiHashim Trunkwala

India Satellite Editorial Board (Aurangabad)

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Adult Liaison:Namrata Jajoo
Onkar BordeArpan DabhadeSubodh GanakwarAkash JagtapYadnesh NikamYash PatilSakshi PawarPalak Singh

Kentucky Satellite Editorial Board (Robertson County)

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Adult Liaison:Kristy Allison
Brooklyn ButlerSydney CochlinCharlie CochlinWyatt CooperDestin FrymanSophia HeltonChris JettLandon MillerJoshua PiloskyAlex SchalchEvelyn StamperMadison TuckerAndrew UnthankRachel UnthankAnnalee Whitten

Navajoland Satellite Editorial Board

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Adult Liaison:Gerlene J. Gordy
Teanna KeamsDevin MontanoSia SampsonElliot SandovolMatt SlickCheyenne SloverWyatt SloverShyanne SmithKayelem WatchmanKeaira WatchmanAlysia Yazzie

Nepal Satellite Editorial Board (Hetauda)

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Adult Liaison:Rishi KB and Ganesh Shrestha
Rojina ChaulagainUtsuk GurungRitwik KBRanjita LamaManisha RimalRiwaj ShresthaSimran ShresthaPradhi ShresthaSushant Subedi

Pakistan Satellite Editorial Board (Karachi)

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Adult Liaison:Fareeha Shah
Ryeaan ChaudhryKhawaja Mustafa ShahArish Virani

Pakistan Satellite Editorial Board (Lahore)

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Communications Liaison:Fizza Raza and Zayna Mian
Sehr AliAlisha AmjadLyla BokhariNatalia BokhariZainab HasanMinahil MahmudIman MonnooMahnoor Murad KhanMehrbano Asim NaseemMiraal Zafar

Paraguay Satellite Editorial Board (Coronel Oviedo)

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Adult Liaison:Blanca Penayo Amarilla
Fatima GarcíaSteffany MelgarejoMilagros MiltosJazmín MontielGustavo RamosElías Viveros

Taiwan Satellite Editorial Board (Taipei City)

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Communications Liaison:Po-Ting (Duke) Lin
Yen Yi KuoClio LeungNanyee LinJewel YangMisa Yo

Tennessee Satellite Editorial Board (Memphis)

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Communications Liaison:Anahis Luna
Devyne BeanKatie LammDottie Young

Ukraine Satellite Editorial Board (Kiev)

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Adult Liaison:Iryna Boniuk
Natalia KuzminovaArina StetsiukPolina UsenkoNikita Zinoviev

Alumni Advisory Council

Noorjehan Asim
Jung Woo Bae
Anya Dunaif
Catherine Hochman
Swastika Jajoo
Caie Kelley
Fareeha Shah
Vidushi Sharma
Vanita Sharma
Zainab Umar


Elizabeth is the Founder and Executive Director of KidSpirit. She believes kids are uniquely capable of building a future grounded in mutual appreciation and creative solutions. Elizabeth loves to sing, spend time with her family and play with their three dogs.

Elizabeth Dabney Hochman

Jessie is KidSpirit's Managing Editor. She loves helping to elevate youth voices through a kid-led creative platform. Jessie's favorite part of the day is the early morning, spent with a novel, her sleeping cat, and a cup of strong coffee.

Jessie Insley

Andeisha is KidSpirit’s Director of Development. She believes prosperity comes from embracing diversity, and it all begins at home with how we raise our kids. For Andeisha, the most important values in the world are family and love.

Andeisha Farid

Justine is KidSpirit's Operations Associate. She believes promoting empathy in kids can mold the world. She loves spending her days writing and her nights reading.

Justine Woods

Jack is a KidSpirit Editor. He is passionate about helping young people unlock their power to shape themselves and the world through writing. He is a former middle school teacher, a dedicated runner, and an avid reader of science fiction and magical realism.

Jack Mahoney

Teresa is KidSpirit’s Development and Operations Assistant. She is passionate about giving students the tools they need to become confident learners and writers. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading and going to concerts.

Teresa Pangallozzi

Linda is KidSpirit’s graphic designer. She has worked as an art director for a print magazine, a designer/editor on an e-book project, and with KidSpirit for a number of years. Passionate about design and cooking, she hopes to one day finish a cookbook of family recipes.

Linda Zerella

Michele is Kidspirit's Video Content Manager. He is passionate about visual storytelling and has found his vocation in creating videos. He loves shaping stories that allow viewers to share in feelings and knowledge.

Michele Teodori

Vanita is KidSpirit's Communications Analyst Intern, and a rising junior at the University of Michigan studying Computer Science. She was on the New York Editorial Board for five years and stays connected with KidSpirit through the Alumni Advisory Council. In her free time, she loves to write and explore new ways of integrating technology with her personal interests.

Vanita Sharma

Daniel is KidSpirit’s Communications Assistant. He has been ordained as a novice Buddhist monk twice and co-founded Oberlin College’s first meditation club for people of color. He firmly believes that providing dedicated spaces for spiritual inquiry is an invaluable goal.

Daniel Thin

Board of Directors

The Honorable Carla Craig

Carla Craig has 40 years of experience as a lawyer and a judge; she has served as a bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of New York since 2000, and as chief judge since 2007. She has been a KidSpirit board member since its inception and has proudly watched it grow into a global community.

Elizabeth Dabney Hochman, MM

Elizabeth Dabney Hochman, MM, is the Founder and Executive Director of KidSpirit. She has published a number of articles on youth development and presented about KidSpirit at events sponsored by the United Nations, Yale Divinity School, Princeton University, the NYC Office of the Mayor of the City of New York Center for Faith and Community Partnerships, the Religion Communicators Council, the Big I Conference, Columbia University, Search Institute and the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Lewis M. Dabney, MS

Lewis Dabney is Executive Director of the Key Bridge Foundation, and a leader in the field of conflict resolution with 25 years experience specializing in civil rights mediation, restorative justice, ethnic and religious conflict, program management, system design, and training.

Patrick R. Gaston, MBA

He is the Independent Chairman of the board of directors of Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. and President and CEO of PG Consulting, a management consulting company that assists corporations and nonprofits. Prior to this Mr. Gaston was President of the Western Union Foundation; served as the Senior Advisor to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund; and was President of the Verizon Foundation.

Jon Hochman, Esq.

Jonathan Hochman is a founding partner of Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP, a litigation and art law boutique. He also serves as a director on the boards of the Tricycle Foundation and the Key Bridge Foundation.

Karen Humphries Sallick

Karen Humphries Sallick serves as president of The Priority Group, a management consulting firm she founded in 1996. She cofounded and is president of Contacts 411, a privacy-centric contacts updating app. Karen also serves on the boards of Phillips Academy, WSHU (a Connecticut NPR station), and the Innovative & Advanced Cancer Research Foundation.

The Rev. Kristin Kaulbach Miles

Kristin currently serves as the Director of Pastoral Care and Community at Trinity Church Wall Street. Prior to her work in New York, Kristin was the Chaplain for Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.

Jane Quinn, MA

Jane Quinn is a social worker whose five-plus decades of experience include direct service with children and families, program development, fundraising, grantmaking, research, and advocacy. She served as the Vice President for Community Schools at Children’s Aid, where she directed the National Center for Community Schools. Jane is currently a doctoral student in Urban Education at the City University of New York.

Janice Roddenbery, PhD

Janice Roddenbery has spent 37 years in paid, volunteer, and leadership positions in the nonprofit sector in the fields of education, the arts, religion, and social services. Formerly she was a language teacher, and a business writer and editor.

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