Youth

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a media availability following a visit to a facility accepting children separated from their families at the border on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

 
(Photo by Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office via Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

De Blasio: the Separated Families Policy has ‘Come Home to NYC’

Immigration, New York, Youth June 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio visited a center where 239 children separated from their families at the border are receiving services and instruction, while protests and editorials continued to urge the Trump administration to reverse course.

Trinidadian-American author and illustrator Daniel O’Brien with his children’s book, “The Carnival Prince.” (Photo by Caroline Ourso via Caribbean Life)

A Caribbean ‘Carnival Prince’ Created in Queens

Caribbean, Culture, Queens, Youth June 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Caribbean Life speaks to Queens illustrator and author Daniel O’Brien whose children’s book “The Carnival Prince” blends West Indian traditions and folklore.

People’s Theatre Project (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Preparing the ‘Next Generation of Storytellers’ in Inwood

Culture, Manhattan, Youth June 1, 2018 at 3:26 pm

People’s Theatre Project marks 10 years of offering theater programs with a social justice angle to youths in Inwood, reports Manhattan Times.

Yeou-Cheng Ma took over the Children's (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Also a Music Lover: The Story of Yo-Yo Ma’s Sister

Culture, East Asian, New York, Youth May 31, 2018 at 2:57 pm

World Journal profiles Yeou-Cheng Ma, the sister of cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The pediatrician, who is a music aficionado herself, runs the Children’s Orchestra Society in New York, a music school founded by their father.

At the opening ceremony, Ikea Williams performed pieces from her book “Chrysalis: Not Quite The Butterfly” on being a homeless LGBT youth in Jamaica, Queens. (Photo via LIC/Astoria Journal)

LGBT Center for Youths Opens in Woodside

LGBTQ, Queens, Social Services, Youth May 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm

The AIDS Center of Queens County recently opened an LGBT Youth Drop-In Center in Woodside for at-risk young adults, reports Long Island City/Astoria Journal.

Irma Solís, director of the Suffolk County chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Police Sued and Parents Alarmed as War on MS-13 Rages

Immigration, Long Island, Youth May 25, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Noticia speaks to Irma Solís, the director of the NYCLU Suffolk County chapter which sued the county police to compel the department to respond to an information request concerning its role in the arrest of students accused of gang activity.

The Prince Joshua Avitto Community Center (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Amsterdam News)

New Community Center Honors Prince Joshua Avitto

Brooklyn, Social Services, Youth May 17, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Nearly four years after Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, was stabbed to death in an elevator, East New York residents gathered for the opening of a community center named in his memory, reports Amsterdam News.

Supporting Muslim Youths in Brooklyn

Supporting Muslim Youths in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Muslim, Youth May 4, 2018 at 12:39 pm

In a video from BRIC TV, a Bangladeshi American reflects on being Muslim in Brooklyn and running a youth support group.

Erika Duncan, the founder of Herstory, which published “Brave Journeys,” hopes the collection of stories written by immigrant teens at Long Island high schools will become part of curriculums across the country. (Photo by Amber Davis via The East Hampton Star)

The ‘Brave Journeys’ of Immigrant Students

Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 27, 2018 at 11:16 am

High school students on Long Island described the harrowing journeys they endured in coming to the U.S. in a recently released anthology, reports The East Hampton Star.

(Photo courtesy of the NY Dream Foundation via RiverheadLOCAL)

‘Dream’ Scholarships for Immigrant Students

Education, Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 25, 2018 at 2:16 pm

With the financial assistance of Long Island residents and organizations, the Dream Foundation helps immigrant youths pursue higher education, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

P.O. Joseph Vincent addressing the crowd attending the first 6th precinct NYPD Build The Block meeting for sector Charlie in Greenwich Village. The meeting took place On the evening of April 18th in space provided by Saint Johns Lutheran Church on Christopher Street. In attendance were about 25 residents of the area. P.O. Joseph Vincent, P.O.Nicholas Virgilio and their Boss Sargent Christopher Carlsen conducted the meeting. Some topics discussed at the meeting were late night noise by neighbors, Street vendors, Pan handlers, package thefts, drug sales, people riding bicycles on sidewalks, noisy kids on stoops late at night. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Neighborhood NYPD Meetings Have ‘a Long Way to Go’

Labor, New York, Police, Youth April 24, 2018 at 4:56 pm

City Limits reporters observed that neighborhood policing initiatives like “Build the Block” meetings have not reached intended audiences such as youths and police skeptics, as well as street vendors.

Alex Sánchez, director of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles, California, is a former gang member who participated in the first  conference Building a Strong Long Island: Gang Interventions at Work. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Gang Conference Addresses Harsh Reality of Family Reunification

Immigration, Long Island, Youth April 20, 2018 at 5:29 pm

A panel on gang violence on Long Island brought testimonies of former gang members who explained how family reunification policies have been a factor in creating disaffected immigrant youths who become prey to gangs, Noticia Long Island reports.

The Escuela de Mariachi Angeles de NY at the Consulate General Of Hungary in New York in February (Photo via Facebook)

School Keeps Mariachi Tradition Alive in New York

Culture, Manhattan, Mexican, New York, Youth April 11, 2018 at 11:47 am

Founded in East Harlem in 2016, the Escuela de Mariachi Ángeles de NY teaches mariachi to children as young as 6, Diario de México USA reports.

Gabriela Lazo and her mother, Ana Sumba. Queens residents prepare to vote at Participatory Budgeting New York City. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Children, Undocumented to Vote in Participatory Budgeting Program

Immigration, New York, Youth April 9, 2018 at 4:37 pm

Kids as young as 11, as well as people without immigration status, will be voting this week in the participatory budgeting program, in which residents of participating City Council districts decide how to spend millions of dollars on public projects, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Maya Dixon (Courtesy of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)

‘Essence of Soul’: Award-Winning Art by a Young Bronx Artist

Black, Bronx, Culture, Youth April 4, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Maya Dixon, one of the gold award winners of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, talks about her art, which features scenes from the Bronx, with The Riverdale Press.