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We Got You * Giving A Voice To Every Kid Who Doesn’t Have Anyone Else To Go To

We Got You is a podcast that gives a voice to every kid out there who doesn't have anyone to go to, with advice straight from teens who've been there before. We Got You is a weekly advice podcast where teens answer questions from middle schoolers across the country on life, loneliness and an uncertain future. We Got You is produced by Sonic Union. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Eshaan M. comments, “Have you ever felt like you are experiencing something negative that no one else is? Well, We Got You reassures you that there is someone who has been there and done that before, sharing the perspectives of kids on growing up, thriving and surviving in an uncertain world, and dealing with the darker aspects of life.” Avery P. comments, “The We Got You podcast is an amazing outlet for kids and teens that don’t have a voice or need extra inspiration to help … - read more...


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Country Comfort, Season 1 * Katharine Mcphee Shines In This, From Her Voice To Her Stage Presence

When her career and personal life get derailed, an aspiring young country singer named Bailey takes a job as a nanny for a rugged cowboy named Beau and his five children. With a never-give up attitude and loads of Southern charm, this newbie-nanny is able to navigate the family dynamics and be the mother figure they've been missing. To her surprise, Bailey also gets the band she's been missing in this musically talented family who help get her back on the road to stardom. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ethan P. comments, “This show is very funny. The cast is very talented, especially the kids, who are multi-talented. There is lots of music. Almost every episode has either Bailey or one of the other children playing the guitar and singing.” Allison B. adds, “Watching Country Comfort, Season 1 was an absolute treat. This wonderful new series will leave you … - read more...

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Join our KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Team
Are you a kid who loves film, loves talking about film and loves to be on-camera? If so, we want you on our national KIDS FIRST! Film Critics team! This audition is open to those wishing to be join our national KIDS FIRST! Film Critics team. To audition, click on the link below to apply. Auditions are open tweens and teens, ages 9 to 16. There are three short steps to enter. There is no fee to participate in this program, but there is a fee to take either our quick start course or one of our boot camps. Go here to apply: https://forms.gle/tJhe7EhtMAZg7sJV9 Upcoming Deadlines: March 1, April 1, May 1 Before applying, please familiarize yourself … - read more...


The Falcon & the Winter Soldier, A Week Away, Ruth Righi, Ava Kolker, Jackson Dollinger, Christian J. Simon (Sydney to the Max), Richard Boddington, Zack Arthur (Hero Dog: A Journey Home), Chef Bricia Lopez (Michelle Obama’s Waffle & Mochi)
Listen in as we interview Ruth Righi, Ava Kolker, Jackson Dollinger and Christian J. Simon (Sydney to the Max), Richard Boddington and Zack Arthur (Hero Dog: A Journey Home), Chef Bricia Lopez (Michelle Obama’s Waffle & Mochi) and review The Falcon & The Winter Soldier and A Week Away. Host Tiana S. is joined by KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Jude, Heather, Nathalia, Dominic and Zoe. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to - read more...

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Francesco * Wonderfully Complex Film Showcasing Pope Francis’s Thoughts on Modern Issues
Through his work on climate change, immigration, religious tolerance and other issues, the Pope has embodied the meaning of inspired leadership. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Heather S. comments, “Francesco is a wonderful and complex film that showcases one of the world’s most famous figures. The audience has a clear visual of Pope Francis’s thoughts about modern issues. With exclusive interviews and audio recordings, this documentary is not to be missed.” See her full review below. FrancescoBy Heather Suarez, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 15 Francesco is a wonderful and complex film that showcases one of the world’s most … - read more...


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