Sasha Johns (center) and other children marching against police brutality on Nov. 22 (Photo by Karen Savage via JJIE)

Children March Against Police Brutality

Black, Manhattan, Police, Youth November 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

On the first anniversary of Tamir Rice’s death at the hands of the Cleveland police, children marched in Manhattan against police brutality, reports Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

Tony Hillery in the Harlem Grown urban farm greenhouse on 134th Street. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Kids Harvest a Ton of Food With Harlem Grown

Food, Manhattan, Youth November 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Tony Hillery founded Harlem Grown to instill healthy eating habits among kids in Harlem. He does so with plots of farmland where kids can grow their own food, including one on West 134th Street that has produced more than a ton of fruits and vegetables, reports The Riverdale Press.

McKnight family (Photo by Ken Pao via JJIE)

A Homeless Family Portrait Project

Manhattan, Social Services, Youth November 16, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Art Start’s Family Portrait Exhibit is on display at the South Street Seaport in part to change the public’s perception on homelessness, reports Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

Pianist Lang Lang (center in dark grey jacket) with students at PS 13 in Brooklyn (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lang Lang Teaches Piano at P.S. 13

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Education, Youth October 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Chinese pianist Lang Lang visited PS 13 in Brooklyn, Sing Tao daily reports, as part of his foundation’s mission to educate and inspire a new generation of music lovers and performers.

City Council member Mathieu Eugene (Photo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Supporting Youth Programs on the City Council

Brooklyn, Politics, Youth October 23, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle interviews Haitian-born City Council member Mathieu Eugene.

Ben Angotti painted this mural of local hero, Mike Tyson. (Photo by Audrey Connelly via Brooklyn Based)

The ‘Writing on the Walls’ of Brownsville

Brooklyn, Youth October 23, 2015 at 2:44 pm

The Writing on the Walls Art District in Brownsville, composed of 12 murals made by renowned and emerging street artists, is the brainchild of local artist N. Carlos Jay, who speaks to Brooklyn Based about inspiring local kids through the artwork.

Remembering Selma, As a Teen

Remembering Selma, As a Teen

African American, Black, Featured Posts, History, Video, Youth October 19, 2015 at 1:54 pm

Lynda Blackmon Lowery read from “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom,” her account of the Selma voting rights march in 1965 as the protest’s youngest demonstrator.

The Young Women's Initiative launched Oct. 8 from the steps of City Hall (Photo by Tricia Taormina via Women's eNews)

Young Women’s Initiative Unveiled

Government, Manhattan, Women, Youth October 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Access to jobs, health care and education for women are the center focus for the newly formed “Young Women’s Initiative.” The city presented the initiative to provide access to young, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, reports Women’s eNews.

(Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Brooklyn Center Haven for Traditional Dance From the Caucasus

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish, Traditions, Youth October 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

At the the Kavkazi Jewish Youth Center, Tovushi, in Sheepshead Bay, children learn Lezginka, a dance native to the Caucasus, reports Russkaya Reklama.

Gala Celebrates Decade of Health and Hip Hop

Gala Celebrates Decade of Health and Hip Hop

Health, Manhattan, Video, Youth October 6, 2015 at 7:44 pm

The Health in Key Gala honored celebrities who have supported Hip Hop Public Health initiatives and raised money for their school-based educational programs.

A Mural to ‘Transform/Restore’ Brownsville

A Mural to ‘Transform/Restore’ Brownsville

Brooklyn, Culture, Youth September 1, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Young adults on probation helped to create a mural in Brownsville intended to boost community spirits and “flip” others’ impressions of the neighborhood, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Toni “Tripa” Flores, owner of Sepelio Tattoos in Jackson Heights, urges "a dialogue among health experts, the authorities and the artists" to combat illegal tattoo parties. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tattoo Parties: The Risks of Clandestine Ink

Business, Culture, Health, Latino, Youth August 25, 2015 at 1:26 pm

The state and the city have issued health guidelines for tattoo shops, but underground practices involving minors and alcohol may be beyond their reach, El Diario reports.

Students learn how to deal with harassment in school. (Photo by Víctor Matos via El Diario)

Tackling Violence in NJ Schools

Latino, Metro Area, Youth August 18, 2015 at 10:27 am

A leadership camp teaches youths, particularly immigrants, to deal with problematic situations at school, El Diario reports.

Akiya Cato, Destiny Mitchell, Ray Graham and Jeffrey Cantave were among some of the students at Borough Hall on Wednesday for the NYC Department of Probation’s youth anti-violence summit. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Brooklyn Youth Summit Against Violence

Brooklyn, Youth August 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm

In Brooklyn, a youth anti-violence summit was held on Aug. 12, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Members of the grassroots community education and advocacy group Take Back the Bronx. ({ho

A ‘Radical Social Center’ for the Bronx

Bronx, Social Services, Youth August 6, 2015 at 10:37 am

The grass-roots group Take Back the Bronx will set down roots on Prospect Avenue with what is being dubbed the “first radical social center” in the Bronx, reports The Hunts Point Express.