Youth

Yinett Sánchez received her associate certificate in child development through ACS and CUNY. (Photo via El Diario)

ACS and CUNY Join Forces to Educate NYC Parents

Education, Labor, New York, Youth March 26, 2019 at 5:59 pm

Thanks to a partnership with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services launched in 2016, dozens of parents, many of them immigrants, have graduated from CUNY’s Child Development Associate Certificate program, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Parents and students participate in a traditional dance at an anti-bullying form at the Mexican American Students Alliance on Jan. 13. (Photo by Jaya Sandaresh via Mott Haven Herald)

A Call to Fight Bullying Through Education

Bronx, Youth January 22, 2019 at 4:45 pm

At a forum organized by the Mexican American Students’ Alliance, parents in the South Bronx want a culturally-sensitive curriculum to counter widespread bullying in schools, reports Mott Haven Herald.

The group of children of Peruvian parents and their marinera instructor at a recent rehearsal held at St. Peter’s Church in Port Chester. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Children of Peruvians Keep ‘Marinera’ Alive in Westchester

Culture, Metro Area, South American, Youth January 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm

A group of Peruvian-American children in Port Chester will participate in an international “marinera” dance contest in Peru, Westchester Hispano reports.

South Bronx United player Jhonny Theze, wearing the No. 10 blue jersey, drives the ball toward the goal during a Nov. 3 match in Soundview Park in the Bronx against the Manhattan Celtics. (Photo by Vera Haller via Documented)

Soccer, Tutoring – and Legal Help, in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Immigration, Youth January 4, 2019 at 4:42 pm

South Bronx United added legal services to its roster of offerings to teens in the Bronx, when organizers realized many immigrant youth needed the help, reports Documented.

A demonstration by the Fair Play Coalition led by Councilman Antonio Reynoso demanded equitable access to after-school sports instruction. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino and Black Students Demand Equal Access to Sports in NYC Schools

Black, Latino, Sports, Youth December 13, 2018 at 4:37 pm

Members of the Fair Play Coalition, who sued the DOE arguing that New York City high schools discriminate against Black and Latino students by not offering enough sports teams, rallied at City Hall, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Laura Auerbach, one of 25 volunteers who answered an emergency plea to house the displaced children of a local woman facing deportation, showed some of the paintings her Latino trauma patients have produced in art therapy. (Photo by Johnette Howard via The East Hampton Star)

Finding a Home for the Children of Detained Immigrants

Immigration, Long Island, Youth December 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

A plea to take in the children of a Long Island woman facing deportation, and the surprising response it yielded, brings to light how immigration policies end up leaving vulnerable children behind, reports The East Hampton Star.

Melissa Mark-Viverito (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

In Public Advocate Bid, Mark-Viverito Cites Representation Concerns

Government, Latino, New York, Youth November 28, 2018 at 5:11 pm

In announcing her candidacy for New York City public advocate, Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke about the lack of Latino and female representation in city government, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Man Up! Inc. 15th Anniversary celebration (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

Marking 15 Years of Man Up! and Remembering Daesean Hill

Brooklyn, Social Services, Youth November 21, 2018 at 5:23 pm

In celebrating 15 years of anti-violence organization Man Up!, East New York residents also honored 8-year-old Daesean Hill whose death inspired the group’s founding, reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo via Everest Times)

Keeping the Nepali Language Alive in Queens

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Youth November 21, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Everest Times takes a look at Nepali language classes in Queens taught by community members who strive to pass down the culture to the younger generation.

Students meet with NYPD officers once a month. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘Bigs in Blue’: Pairing Up Teens With Police Mentors

Manhattan, Police, Youth November 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm

A Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City mentoring program encourages positive interactions between Washington Heights teenagers and local police officers, reports Manhattan Times.

Young Latinos Alexis Ortiz, Jennifer Díaz, Kevin Finnegan-Díaz and Andrés Aguirre become a new voting force in the midst of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant climate. (Photo via El Diario)

Jolted by Trump, Latino Youths Realize the Power of Voting

Latino, Politics, Youth November 5, 2018 at 4:22 pm

After having been politically apathetic before, a new generation of Hispanic millennials seems to have awakened to the importance of voting in the Trump era, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.”