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 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.
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.
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.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle interviews Haitian-born City Council member Mathieu Eugene.
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.
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.
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.
At the the Kavkazi Jewish Youth Center, Tovushi, in Sheepshead Bay, children learn Lezginka, a dance native to the Caucasus, reports Russkaya Reklama.
The Health in Key Gala honored celebrities who have supported Hip Hop Public Health initiatives and raised money for their school-based educational programs.
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.
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.
A leadership camp teaches youths, particularly immigrants, to deal with problematic situations at school, El Diario reports.
In Brooklyn, a youth anti-violence summit was held on Aug. 12, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
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.