Youth

Author Obioma Nwokolo (Photo via Forest Hills Times)

An African Princess Story to Inspire Girls

African, Queens, Youth December 1, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Obioma Nwokolo, a Forest Hills resident originally from Nigeria, shares with Forest Hills Times the book series and accompanying dolls she created to instill confidence in young girls.

Borough President-Adams taking a bite out of swiss chard grown at the hydroponic farm at PS-56 (photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Growing Produce in Brooklyn Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Food, Health, Youth November 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council member Laurie Cumbo announced a new school-based greenhouse project, Kings County Politics reports.

Dr. Juan Robles (right) is dedicated to helping and motivating Hispanic and African-American youths to pursue a career in medicine. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Fostering a New Generation of Latino Physicians in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino, Youth November 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A prominent Honduran doctor leads a Bronx initiative to motivate and train more minority and low-income students to help them pursue a career in health care, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Public Advocate Letitia James issues solutions to assist the growing number of homeless students. (Photo By William Engel via Kings County Politics)

‘Common Sense Solutions’ to Help Homeless Students

Education, Government, Housing, New York, Youth October 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James presented four “common sense solutions” to address the city’s shortcomings in supporting homeless students, reports Kings County Politics.

(Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Children Have a Better Childhood than Latinos Born Here

Health, Immigration, Latino, Youth October 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm

A report by the American Academy of Pediatrics finds that, in spite of being poorer, Hispanic immigrant children experience better childhoods than Latino children born in the United States, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Batya Goldberg (Photo from Goldberg via BKLYNER)

A Teenage Conservative Activist in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Politics, Youth September 27, 2017 at 4:28 pm

BKLYNER speaks to the daughter of Soviet refugees, a teenage political activist who describes herself as a “conservative, female member of Generation Z.”

Students and advocates held a rally outside education department headquarters last week to call for an end to school arrests and summonses. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Popular Democracy via Chalkbeat)

Black and Hispanic Students Most Likely to be Arrested in School

African American, Education, Latino, Youth September 27, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Black and Hispanic youth continue to account for the bulk of school arrests and summonses, even as the city has reduced the overall numbers in recent years, reports Chalkbeat.

Representatives of the World Hug Foundation, announcing their plan to collect signatures in  NY and NJ to support a petition to Congress urging a revision to the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. (Photo via the Korea Times)

Urging Congress to OK Citizenship for Korean Adoptees

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Youth September 7, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Many Korean adoptees in U.S. families failed to receive U.S. citizenship, and now adoptee rights organizations are pressing for a revision of U.S. law, reports The Korea Times.

Hundreds Rally Against DACA Decision at Trump Tower

Hundreds Rally Against DACA Decision at Trump Tower

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, Video, Youth September 5, 2017 at 8:53 pm

At a protest against the president’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, many said they will continue to fight for permanent immigration reform.

Museum educator Daniela Fifi was appointed vice president of programs and education at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. (Photo via Caribbean Life)

New Trinidadian Education VP at Children’s Museum

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Education, Youth August 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Caribbean Life profiles the new vice president of programs and education at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum – Trinidadian-American Daniela Fifi.

Students at Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School. (Photo by Jessica Glazer for Voices of NY)

English Learners Underrepresented in CTE Programs

Education, New York, Youth July 27, 2017 at 1:56 pm

A new study says English language learners have a disproportionately low participation rate in career and technical education programs, and don’t have a good completion rate in those programs, Chalkbeat reports.

BRIC TV

On Being a Teen in Brownsville

Brooklyn, Health, Social Services, Video, Youth July 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm

In a BRIC TV video, two Brownsville teens speak openly about sex and reproductive health.

(Photo by Mu Lan via World Journal)

Special Education in the Chinese Community

East Asian, Education, Health, Youth July 12, 2017 at 6:27 pm

At a developmental needs conference for Chinese parents in Flushing, a social worker said it is common for parents to turn down special education programs for their children because of the cultural concept of “face,” reports World Journal.

Immigrant Youth Empowerment at ‘Atlas: DIY’

Immigrant Youth Empowerment at ‘Atlas: DIY’

Brooklyn, Immigration, Social Services, Video, Youth June 23, 2017 at 5:45 pm

BRIC TV visits Atlas: DIY in Sunset Park, a center to empower immigrant youth by giving them access to legal services and educational opportunities.

“The Bronx is home,” said Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Associate Justice. (Photo by Nick Carter Photography Inc.  via Manhattan Times)

‘I Am Proof That We Can,’ Sotomayor Tells Bronx Students

Bronx, Youth June 15, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Sonia Sotomayor stopped by the 20th annual Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trial Program and inspired students who, like her, were raised in Bronx public housing, reports The Bronx Free Press.