Home and Away

With the support of the Pulitzer Center, TIME for Kids presents “Home and Away,” a two-part series for young readers that explores the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border. It seeks to answer two essential questions: What compels migrant families to flee their homeland and seek refuge in the United States? And what do children and families experience once they reach the U.S.-Mexico border? Despite U.S. efforts to stem the tide, migrants continue to make the long and difficult journey. Currently, most are from Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador.

For the first installment of “Home and Away,” TFK’s Jaime Joyce travels to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to give young readers an up-close and personal look at the conditions that motivate children and families to leave their home country. Part two takes readers to San Diego and Tijuana and introduces them to kids their own age living at shelters north and south of the border. This project is about children, for children. It aims to humanize a difficult topic and help young readers take part in the national conversation about immigration.

Ready to Learn

Last December, Estefanía Rebellón volunteered to help migrant families in Tijuana, Mexico. The trip inspired her to start a school for migrant kids. TIME for Kids spoke with her about the program.

Holding On to Hope

What happens when migrants arrive at the U.S.–Mexico border? TIME for Kids travels to Tijuana, Mexico, to find out.

Faces of Honduras

The news has been filled with stories about migrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. Jaime Joyce wanted to understand why people were leaving, so she went to Honduras to find out.

Tough Choices

People are leaving Central America in search of a better life. Jaime Joyce of TIME for Kids traveled to Honduras to learn why.