Youth

Carmen Arriaga. South Bronx residents spoke about the transfer of minors form the Rikers Island prison to the Horizon Juvenile Center. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Minors to Be Transferred from Rikers to the Bronx

Bronx, Criminal Justice, Youth October 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm

As the Raise the Age policy takes effect Bronx residents welcome the arrival of almost 100 minors from Rikers Island to a detention center, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Audience engagement at the Feb. 23 Beyond the Barrel event in Harlem (Photo by Dominic McKenzie)

Building Community Around ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Women, Youth September 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm

When a journalist reports a powerful story, building engagement within the community can offer a way toward solutions.

Bitta Mostosi at the Sept. 17 briefing at City Hall. (Screen shot from video on  First Lady Chirlaine McCray Facebook page)

NYC Earmarks $4.1 million for Immigrant Children

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth September 17, 2018 at 3:03 pm

As a group of volunteer lawyers returned to NYC from helping immigrant families prepare to plead their case for asylum, city officials announced that $4.1 million would go toward legal services for immigrant minors.

Jaden Timoun students (Photo by daphneyboutinphotography via The Haitian Times)

A Haitian Creole Immersion Program for Children

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Education, Youth September 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm

The Haitian Times speaks to the organizers of a children’s immersion program at the Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York about how the program strives to undo “post-colonial ideologies.”

Far Rockaway RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), which runs a youth baseball league, is one of the programs at The Child Center. (Photo via The Wave)

Keeping Kids in School in Far Rockaway

Brooklyn, Social Services, Youth September 12, 2018 at 4:11 pm

The Wave writes about a youth center with locations in Far Rockaway that works to keep students from dropping out of school with the help of educational support, after-school programs and adult mentors.

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Featured Posts, Health, Housing, Immigration, Opinion, Women, Youth August 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security could have a chilling effect on the use of public benefits by immigrants and their U.S.-born family members.

Residents at the Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

Inside Crossroads, a ‘Maximum Security Prison’ For Youths

Brooklyn, Youth August 29, 2018 at 2:41 pm

An El Diario/La Prensa reporter visited the Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center in Brooklyn and talked with inmates as well as officials discussing “Raise the Age” and a probable transfer of youths from Rikers Island.

"Michelle Lin" (Photo by Ke "April" Xu for Voices of NY)

Depression in Young Asian-American Women

Within the Asian-American community, mental health experts are trying to promote greater understanding and treatment of depression and suicide ideation among young women.

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Supporting Bangladeshi Students

Brooklyn, South Asian, Women, Youth August 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Bklyner covers a rally by members of the Bangladeshi community in support of student protesters in Bangladesh.

A rally held some months ago in support of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Arts. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Clue to Carranza’s Approach to Struggling Schools?

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Youth August 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chalkbeat examines the case of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, saved from closure but now subject to a leadership change, and what this might portend for other Renewal schools.

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth July 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

As a Guatemalan mother reunited with her three kids who had been detained in El Barrio, Mamaroneck held a vigil for another immigrant mother who took refuge in a New York church, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In memoriam: Reyna Candia, right, the mother of 4-year-old Luz Gonzalez, and the girl's father chose not to attend their daughter's funeral in Mexico due to fears they would be stopped at the border amid the crack down on immigration under President Donald Trump, according to Gonzalez's godmother Fabiola Mendieta, left. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn paper)

Seeking Justice for Mexican-American Girl

Brooklyn, Immigration, Mexican, Youth July 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Brooklyn Paper reports that the Mexican parents of a four year old killed by a hit-and-run driver declined to travel to Mexico for her burial, fearing that they might not be able to return to the U.S.

The Brownsville Community Culinary Center offers free sliders and ice cream and ice tea to the neighborhood.
Chloe Hadley (L) and Travis Maxwell (R) cook jerk chicken and sliders. For a neighborhood celebration, BCCC students Chloe Hadley, left, and Travis Maxwell cooked jerk chicken and sliders (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein via The Bridge)

Food and Jobs on the Menu in Brownsville

African, Brooklyn, Food, Labor, Youth July 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

For a year now, the Brownsville Community Culinary Center has served up food “inspired by the history of the African diaspora” and offered a culinary training program, reports The Bridge.

Meghan Dunn (Photo vai Chalkbeat)

What Separated Children Require in School

Brooklyn, Education, Immigration, Youth July 5, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Chalkbeat talks with a NYC principal with “deep experience” in helping children cope with trauma.

City officials announcing the services that will be offered the 300 children separated from their parent by the "zero tolerance" policy, brought to NYC under federal jurisdiction. (Screen shot from

NYC Offers Help to Separated Children

Immigration, New York, Youth July 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm

NYC will offer the 300 children here under federal jurisdiction, separated from their parents at the southern border, an array of health and other services.