Youth

(Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Supporting Bangladeshi Students

Brooklyn, South Asian, Women, Youth August 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Bklyner covers a rally by members of the Bangladeshi community in support of student protesters in Bangladesh.

A rally held some months ago in support of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Arts. (Photo by Christina Veiga via Chalkbeat)

A Clue to Carranza’s Approach to Struggling Schools?

Culture, Education, Manhattan, Youth August 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Chalkbeat examines the case of Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts, saved from closure but now subject to a leadership change, and what this might portend for other Renewal schools.

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Guatemalan Mother Reunites with Her Three Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Women, Youth July 16, 2018 at 5:27 pm

As a Guatemalan mother reunited with her three kids who had been detained in El Barrio, Mamaroneck held a vigil for another immigrant mother who took refuge in a New York church, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In memoriam: Reyna Candia, right, the mother of 4-year-old Luz Gonzalez, and the girl's father chose not to attend their daughter's funeral in Mexico due to fears they would be stopped at the border amid the crack down on immigration under President Donald Trump, according to Gonzalez's godmother Fabiola Mendieta, left. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn paper)

Seeking Justice for Mexican-American Girl

Brooklyn, Immigration, Mexican, Youth July 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Brooklyn Paper reports that the Mexican parents of a four year old killed by a hit-and-run driver declined to travel to Mexico for her burial, fearing that they might not be able to return to the U.S.

The Brownsville Community Culinary Center offers free sliders and ice cream and ice tea to the neighborhood.
Chloe Hadley (L) and Travis Maxwell (R) cook jerk chicken and sliders. For a neighborhood celebration, BCCC students Chloe Hadley, left, and Travis Maxwell cooked jerk chicken and sliders (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein via The Bridge)

Food and Jobs on the Menu in Brownsville

African, Brooklyn, Food, Labor, Youth July 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

For a year now, the Brownsville Community Culinary Center has served up food “inspired by the history of the African diaspora” and offered a culinary training program, reports The Bridge.

Meghan Dunn (Photo vai Chalkbeat)

What Separated Children Require in School

Brooklyn, Education, Immigration, Youth July 5, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Chalkbeat talks with a NYC principal with “deep experience” in helping children cope with trauma.

City officials announcing the services that will be offered the 300 children separated from their parent by the "zero tolerance" policy, brought to NYC under federal jurisdiction. (Screen shot from

NYC Offers Help to Separated Children

Immigration, New York, Youth July 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm

NYC will offer the 300 children here under federal jurisdiction, separated from their parents at the southern border, an array of health and other services.

Leaders want more investments made on youth programs for Hispanic and African-American minors to prevent street violence. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Council Members Apologize to NYC Youths for Gang Violence

African American, Bronx, Latino, Youth July 2, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Claiming that the city has let down its youth in the wake of another gang murder, NYC Hispanic elected officials and community leaders call for programs to stop the violence and support youths, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Some 70 students marched from their schools in the South Bronx to Lower Manhattan to attend last week’s rally. (Photo by Sneha Dey via City Limits)

Suit: Black and Latino Students Deprived of Sports Equity

Black, Latino, Sports, Youth June 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm

A lawsuit brought against the NYC Department of Education and the Public Schools Athletic League alleges that Black and Latino high school students “have significantly less access to sports teams.” City Limits covers the rally where the lawsuit was announced.

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.