Youth

Rosa Gil, founder of Comunilife, which runs a program called “Life is Precious” aiming to prevent suicide among Latina teens  (Photo via Twitter)

Why Are Our Girls Taking Their Own Lives?

Health, Latino, New York, Women, Youth September 21, 2016 at 11:34 am

Family problems, lack of adaptation, bullying at school, low self-esteem and, especially, depression are some of the factors leading many teenage Latinas in New York to commit suicide, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Bronx International High School students Jairo Castillo (right) and Alejandro Soto-Lora (center) with trainer Robert Cappiello at the Woodlawn Cemetery. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx Youths Learn Funerary Art Preservation

Bronx, Labor, Youth September 12, 2016 at 3:14 pm

A group of Latino youths are learning the craft of monuments preservation thanks to a program by the historic Woodlawn cemetery, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Migration and Separation: Stories of ‘Barrel Children’

Migration and Separation: Stories of ‘Barrel Children’

Caribbean family members separated by migration are telling their stories in the Barrel Stories Project, an initiative that offers both solace and resources to help navigate the experience.

Farah Jasmine Griffin in her office at Columbia University (Photo by Arriel Vinson for Voices of NY)

Next Steps for the Black Girl Movement

The Black Girl Movement is building on the success of its first conference this spring to work in communities across the nation to address issues specific to Black girls ages 8-18.

Aixa Padillo, Felipe M. Adison Valdez, and teacher Carmine Guirland. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Teens on Juvenile Probation Graduate

Education, New York, Youth July 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Ten teens graduated July 22 after taking advantage of a program through the Department of Probation and the Department of Education, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Members of the new cooperative planning to start a child care business on Staten Island. (Photo by Hector Calderon via Diario de Mexico)

SI Workers’ Cooperative to Open Child Care Center

Business, Immigration, Labor, Staten Island, Youth July 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm

A new child care cooperative is being organized on Staten Island, reports Diario de México.

10Below Ice Cream (Photo by Yingzi Yin via World Journal)

Innovative Ice Cream in Chinatown to Cool Down the Summer

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Youth July 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm

World Journal profiles two Chinese-run unique ice cream parlors in Chinatown, 10Below Ice Cream and Penguin Ice Cream.

(Photo courtesy of Manashe Khaimov via Times Ledger)

Bukharian Teen Lounge Closes in Queens

Asian, Queens, Social Services, Youth July 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The closing of programs at the Bukharian Teen Lounge in Forest Hills, which helped youths integrate into American society, has some worried about how it would affect the community, reports Times Ledger.

"laluzbrillante" (Photo via El Diario)

Children in Washington Heights Name a New Wasp

Dominican, Manhattan, Youth July 18, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Students in Washington Heights gave the name “Laluzbrillante” (Bright Light) to a newly discovered species of wasp from the Dominican Republic, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Summer interns of Chinatown Partnership and the Chinatown BID (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

Young People Help to Draw a Map of Chinatown Businesses

Manhattan, Youth July 13, 2016 at 11:37 am

Summer interns at Chinatown Partnership and the Chinatown Business Improvement District are collecting information on each of the thousands of shops in the neighborhood so that the organizations can better assess the needs of the businesses, reports World Journal.

Saying ‘Black Lives Matter to Us, Too’ in 20 Languages

Saying ‘Black Lives Matter to Us, Too’ in 20 Languages

Asian, Black, Youth July 12, 2016 at 5:44 pm

A crowdsourced letter started by a Chinese American and addressed to Asian parents and relatives on the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality, and racism, has been translated into numerous languages, reports Korea Daily.

ACS statistics suggest that the demand for Hispanic families for Latino minors increased in the last 5 years. (Photo via El Diario)

Spanish-Speaking Foster Homes Still in Short Supply

Latino, New York, Social Services, Youth July 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

Even though the number of Latino minors in foster care has decreased nearly 25 percent, many children still need to be placed in Spanish-speaking homes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Taekwondo and More in Times Square

Taekwondo and More in Times Square

The 8th annual New York Times Square Taekwondo Festival also included Korean dance and drumming performances.

Remembering the Orlando victims in Greenwich Village at a vigil on June 13 (Photo by The All-Nite Images, Creative Commons license)

Latino Parents Reach Out to Their Gay Children after Orlando Attack

Latino, LGBTQ, Youth June 17, 2016 at 2:47 pm

For some Latino youths whose sexual orientation has created familial tensions, the Orlando attack has brought signs of acceptance from their parents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eric Dominique-Pérez in the play "Crusade in Wonderland: Rise of the Drumpf." (Photo via El Diario)

Puerto Rican Theater and the Magic of Keeping Tradition Alive

Culture, Politics, Puerto Rican, Youth June 16, 2016 at 10:38 am

El Diario/La Prensa takes a look at the state of Puerto Rican theater in New York, from up-and-coming acts to veteran companies such as Pregones.