Youth

Antonio Alarcón, a coordinator at Make the Road in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Youth Stressed About the Future of DACA

Latino, Youth February 15, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Sleep and eating disorders are part of what a DACA beneficiary goes through as anxiety mounts about the decisions the Trump administration may make, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, center, announcing the bill. To his immediate left is state senator Marisol Alcántara, and to her left is Assembly member Carmen de la Rosa. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Urges Curbs on Hookah Sales

Government, Health, Latino, Manhattan, Youth February 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Legislators from Northern Manhattan are supporting a new NYC bill to curb hookah use and sales, Manhattan Times reports.

(Photo by Thomas Chesseboeuf via French Morning)

An Oasis for Kids and French Book Lovers on the Upper East Side

Youth January 31, 2017 at 5:55 pm

Recently-opened French bookstore La Librairie des Enfants offers books and entertainment for kids on the Upper East Side, whether they speak French or not, French Morning reports.

Children from the District 20 pre-K hold signs quoting Dr. King at the peace march. (Photo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

How Some Brooklynites Marked MLK Day

African American, Brooklyn, Immigration, Youth January 17, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Across Brooklyn, MLK Day was marked by rallies for peace and against hate.

An Interfaith Play Date in the East Village

An Interfaith Play Date in the East Village

Featured Posts, Jewish, Manhattan, Muslim, Religion, Video, Youth January 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Children of different faiths gathered at the Madina Masjid on Jan. 8 to play games and eat pizza, to demonstrate in the wake of Donald Trump’s election win, that it’s possible to unite and play together.

(Photo via Diario de México)

Mexican ‘Dreamers’ Return to New York

Mexican, New York, Youth January 10, 2017 at 11:48 am

After visiting Mexico for over a month as part of the Dreamers Without Borders educational program, students who are DACA beneficiaries returned to New York, Diario de México USA reports.

Andy Francella, first from the right, with his associates Anthony Lalli and Mitzi, Andrea and Nicole Cabezas, at The Biz’s headquarters in Larchmont. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Westchester Latino Teenager Promotes Youths in Business

Business, Metro Area, Youth January 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm

In Larchmont, New York, a Latino teenager has started his own small business to promote other teen and child entrepreneurs in the area, Westchester Hispano reports.

Children receiving present from Santa Claus at the 2014 Christmas event held by Good Neighbor Ministry.  (Photo via The Korea Times)

In Flushing, a Korean Pastor Readies a Christmas Party

East Asian, Queens, Traditions, Youth December 19, 2016 at 4:53 pm

For two decades a Korean pastor and his wife have arranged an annual Christmas event for children of single mothers, reports The Korea Times.

The New York Parenting Association helps parents and children foster close relationships by organizing events. (Photo courtesy of the Association via World Journal)

Fujianese Immigrants Struggle to Raise Satellite Babies

East Asian, Immigration, Youth December 19, 2016 at 4:25 pm

In the Fujianese-Chinese community, “satellite babies” and their parents often face a difficult transition when reuniting again in the U.S. World Journal speaks to a parent and teachers in Brooklyn about overcoming the challenges.

Advocates rally at Department of Education headquarters (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Protecting NYC Students from Bias

Black, Education, Immigration, Latino, Muslim, Youth December 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm

Protesters at the NYC Department of Education headquarters said the department should do a better job of ensuring that schools are a sanctuary from “the Trump effect” for immigrant students, students of color and LGBT students, Amsterdam News reports.

Immigrants Beware, Say Advocates

Immigrants Beware, Say Advocates

Immigration, New York, Video, Youth December 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Advocates are warning immigrants against schemes and false promises, particularly after Donald Trump’s election. CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” takes a look.

At the Middle School of Art and Philosophy in Flatbush, Rodrigo Rangel helps a student with homework after school. (Photos by Alejandra O'Connell for Voices of NY)

Making and Teaching Art in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks, Youth December 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Artist Rodrigo Rangel makes art and teaches art to 12-14 year olds.

WHIN is based on the Venezuelan El Sistema model. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Northern Manhattan ‘Music Project’ Holds Concert

Culture, Manhattan, Youth December 5, 2016 at 4:01 pm

The Washington Heights and Inwood Music Project offers music lessons with fees based on a sliding scale. The initiative is based on the El Sistema model of Venezuela, described by Manhattan Times as “an orchestra for young people that conceives of music as a human right.”

Melisa Boutin (Photo by Julius Motal)

Helping Caribbean Millennials Ease Debt Burdens

Business, Caribbean, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks, Youth November 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm

St. Kitts and Nevis native Melisa Boutin shouldered a lot of student debt to get her civil engineering degree. After learning how to sort through the morass of information and finally shed debt, she’s decided to offer her knowledge to help fellow millennials understand and pay off student loans.

Edgar Núñez-Aguero, 20, from the Dominican Republic, studies business and liberal arts. Cindy Flores, 22, from Honduras, studies political science. Hispanic youths under the care of ACS study at a joint program with Queens College. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

More Foster Care Youths on the Road to College

Education, Latino, Youth November 23, 2016 at 1:17 pm

The Administration of Children’s Services, in association with CUNY and other institutions, has made it possible for more students under its care to obtain higher education, El Diario/La Prensa reports.