NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KidSpirit (https://kidspiritonline.com), the award-winning online magazine and community by and for youth, announces the launch of its new website today. Designed by Marquee Studios, the site offers a uniquely modern, dynamic platform for readers to engage with articles, poetry, and artwork created and curated by teens ages 11 to 17.
KidSpirit is a nonprofit, ad-free quarterly led by a global network of youth editors. It is the sole publication by and for youth to engage each other about life's big questions in an open and inclusive spirit. Since its first issue in 2008, the magazine has explored over 30 youth-selected themes.
The revamped website focuses on providing a visually appealing context for each and every story. Depending on the medium KidSpirit contributors use to share their voices – poetry, video, artwork – the new website presents each piece with a unique layout. The entire website is optimized for a fast and responsive experience on the latest mobile devices, and makes sharing to social media networks incredibly easy.
New features on KidSpirit's site include a section called "Explore," with a stunning gallery to showcase art created by teens; a Global Beat page, where young people around the world share a window into their communities through their stories; and KidSpirit Shorts, a collection of videos to highlight the youth voices of KidSpirit.
The site also features a beautiful, easy-to-navigate Magazine section that will include all of KidSpirit's issues from its first decade; an engaging new Community section; and an interactive portal to guide teen writers and artists through the process of submitting their own work.
This new website coincides with the launch of the magazine's fall issue on Human Dignity. In this compelling issue, KidSpirit's all-youth editors have chosen to probe questions of identity, self-worth, and stereotyping, which they feel to be of critical importance today. Highlights include an insightful response to the editors' Big Question on this topic – "Can labels predetermine success or failure for an individual?" – in which a teen writer takes a deep dive into his own personal history to discover that a label's weight is mainly a matter of perception; a startling exploration of the impact of empathy; and a contributor's moving account of how his racial background changed the way his classmates see him. KidSpirit's new website will enable these and countless other youth voices to be heard, and raise the visibility of teens everywhere eager to constructively express their ideas about big topics.
KidSpirit's young contributors exemplify the insight, power, and creativity of their ideas about questions that go to the heart of life. As KidSpirit approaches its tenth year of publication, it is thrilled to expand its reach and share these inspiring youth voices with new readers around the world through this cutting-edge platform.