Youth

Video by Stephanie Daniel

In East Harlem, Kids Go on ‘Concrete Safaris’

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Video, Youth April 27, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Kids in East Harlem are gardening and doing other outdoor activities as part of a program offered by Concrete Safaris in collaboration with the Department of Health and the local Neighborhood Health Action Center.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

‘Gazoline’ Explores the Dreams of Five Latino Youths

Immigration, Latino, Youth April 11, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Latino performing arts organization IATI Theater presents the play “Gazoline,” inspired by the 2005 Paris riots but set in a New York Hispanic neighborhood, Reporte Hispano reports.

Learning Nepali Through Dance

Learning Nepali Through Dance

Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Video, Youth April 7, 2017 at 3:11 pm

The founder of a Nepali dance school in Elmhurst insists on teaching in Nepali and that students try to speak Nepali. Parents are delighted.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Immigrants Seek Children’s Medical Records to Avoid Deportation

East Asian, Health, Immigration, Youth April 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Some parents hope that if their child has been diagnosed with a mental illness, it could help protect them from deportation, reports World Journal.

Karen Ash holds up quilt square at the Women’s Health and Activism Summit in Harlem. March 18, 2017. (Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

In Harlem, a Women’s Health Summit

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Women, Youth March 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Women from across the city met at a health summit in Harlem on March 18 to discuss health equity issues around HIV/AIDS treatment and other health care in the city.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

How Undocumented Parents Can Protect Children Born Here

Immigration, Youth March 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm

Undocumented parents fearing ICE face a particular set of legal challenges to prevent children who are U.S. citizens from being left unprotected, in legal limbo or in care of the state, Diario de México USA reports.

Julia Álvarez hugs a young fan. (Photo by Emmanuel Abreu via Manhattan Times)

A New Book from Julia Álvarez

Culture, Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, Youth March 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm

The Bronx Free Press reports on a reading of a new book by Julia Álvarez.

Hispanic youths Pascual Rosario (second from the left), Yemeli Ventura (sixth in the front) and Minerva Paulet (light gray sweater) are part of a group of 19 Passaic County Community College students participating in a NASA academic program. With them, Gonzalo Pérez (left), STEM program coordinator Anjali Thanawala (second from the right), and Carlomagno Ontaneda, pre-college STEM pathways coordinator. (Photo via El Diario)

NJ Students Aspire to Be Part of ‘Generation Mars’

Education, Technology, Women, Youth March 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm

A group of Science students in Passaic County Community College are participating in the Minority University Research and Education (MUREP) program by NASA, offering ideas and research on future space programs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

First Lady Chirlaine McCray with members of the NYC Teens Connection Youth Leadership Council at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 22. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

Working With Peers to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

Bronx, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health, Staten Island, Youth March 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Teens in NYC neighborhoods with high teen pregnancy rates are working to help educate their peers and reduce the rates.

A young woman hold sign that reads: “We are the future.” (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Calls To Expand Summer Youth Employment Program

Government, Labor, New York, Youth February 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Council members and activists are urging the mayor to increase the Summer Youth Employment Program’s budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Antonio Alarcón, a coordinator at Make the Road in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Youth Stressed About the Future of DACA

Latino, Youth February 15, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Sleep and eating disorders are part of what a DACA beneficiary goes through as anxiety mounts about the decisions the Trump administration may make, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, center, announcing the bill. To his immediate left is state senator Marisol Alcántara, and to her left is Assembly member Carmen de la Rosa. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Urges Curbs on Hookah Sales

Government, Health, Latino, Manhattan, Youth February 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Legislators from Northern Manhattan are supporting a new NYC bill to curb hookah use and sales, Manhattan Times reports.

(Photo by Thomas Chesseboeuf via French Morning)

An Oasis for Kids and French Book Lovers on the Upper East Side

Youth January 31, 2017 at 5:55 pm

Recently-opened French bookstore La Librairie des Enfants offers books and entertainment for kids on the Upper East Side, whether they speak French or not, French Morning reports.

Children from the District 20 pre-K hold signs quoting Dr. King at the peace march. (Photo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

How Some Brooklynites Marked MLK Day

African American, Brooklyn, Immigration, Youth January 17, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Across Brooklyn, MLK Day was marked by rallies for peace and against hate.

An Interfaith Play Date in the East Village

An Interfaith Play Date in the East Village

Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim, Religion, Video, Youth January 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Children of different faiths gathered at the Madina Masjid on Jan. 8 to play games and eat pizza, to demonstrate in the wake of Donald Trump’s election win, that it’s possible to unite and play together.