(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, 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.

Police shattered the window of a car in which a 2-year-old boy was left unattended, in Hackensack, New Jersey, on July 30.

Koreans Raise Concerns After Toddler Left in Car by Mom

East Asian, Metro Area, Youth August 3, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Cases of Korean parents leaving their children in the car in the sweltering heat – with the most recent incident taking place in New Jersey – often result from cultural differences and a lack of understanding in terms of child safety, experts tell The Korea Times.

Students hold up their copies of Bad Hair Does Not Exist/Pelo Malo No Existe at Barnes & Noble. (Photo by Roxanne L. Scott for Voices of NY)

Untangling the Notion of Bad Hair

Featured Posts, Voices' Picks, Youth July 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm

A comment about her daughter’s “bad hair” led Sulma Arzu-Brown to write the bilingual children’s book “Bad Hair Does Not Exist/Pelo Malo No Existe,” to teach kids to accept all kinds of hair.

On July 2, taekwondo instructor Seok-hyun Ji taught students at the McGoldrick Community Library in Flushing. (Photo courtesy of Queens Library via Korea Daily)

Taekwondo and More at a Queens Library

Culture, East Asian, Queens, Youth July 9, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Taekwondo is among the many offerings in Korean culture at the McGoldrick Community Library in Flushing, Korea Daily reports.

Elodie Oriental, 15, (left), and her twin sister, Ismaelle, do homework after school at Brooklyn Generation School. (Photo by Stephanie Snyder via Chalkbeat)

Behind the Scenes at a ‘Renewal’ School

Brooklyn, Education, Youth July 7, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Chalkbeat offers a three-part multimedia series on Brooklyn Generation School, one of the 94 schools in the city’s “school renewal” program which gives the schools three years to turn their results around, or be restructured or closed.

Thomas Maupin (photo by Isabel Riofrio for Voices of NY)

Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility?

Crime, Featured Posts, Government, New York, Voices' Picks, Youth June 25, 2015 at 12:43 pm

New York is one of the last two states in the U.S. to prosecute 16 and 17-year-olds as adults.

A ‘World of Dance’ in Brighton Beach

A ‘World of Dance’ in Brighton Beach

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Video, Youth June 24, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Children performed dances from different cultures at the Brighton Ballet Theater’s annual World of Dance Festival.

According to the city's Department of Health, 17,000 teenagers, 15-19 years old, become pregnant every year. (Photo via Mariela Lombard / El Diario)

Latino Parents Support Classroom Condom Demonstrations

Education, Health, New York, Youth June 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Immigrant parents say they support the education department’s recent decision to allow condom demonstrations in high school classrooms, reports El Diario.

In what place did these August Martin High School students, standing with Syreeta Gates (right), finish? Find out at Queens Courier.

First-Ever Hip-Hop Culinary Contest in Queens

Food, Queens, Youth May 26, 2015 at 6:52 pm

The August Martin High School in Jamaica and The Future Project hosted a hip-hop culinary competition “to bridge the worlds of culinary arts, visual arts and lyrical art,” reports Queens Courier.