Kwesi Green, 17, left, and Clive McCormack, 18, right, told a reporter they’ve managed to step out of their clique and befriend students like Dalbi Hernandez, a 20-year-old Clinton graduate, center, who was a Dominican immigrant. But, they said, when a fight broke out, students reverted to their usual groups. (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Students Talk about Segregated Schools

African American, Bronx, Education, In the News, Latino, Youth August 28, 2014 at 4:16 pm

The Riverdale Press went into some of New York’s segregated schools to hear what students say about the consequences of racial isolation and division.

Teen Taiko Drumming and J-Pop

Teen Taiko Drumming and J-Pop

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video, Youth August 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm

High schoolers learned about Japanese culture at a workshop at the Japan Society.

Volunteers at the Aug. 22 Safe Passage Project training session (Photo by Mo Krochmal for Voices of NY)

Helping Young Migrants Navigate Immigration Court

Pro bono attorneys meet juveniles at their first court date in New York.

Katherine Polanco (center) with her sister and stepfather Acner Alan Espinoza. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Cases of Immigrant Children in NYC Move Slowly

Central American, Immigration, Youth August 20, 2014 at 6:02 pm

After spending a day at a New York immigration court, a reporter for El Diario found that most cases of unaccompanied minors crossing the border are postponed due to a lack of lawyers.

Luis Fuentes takes care of his two children, Luis and Jaine, after his wife Marilú’s disappearance. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Salvadoran Mother Disappears Without a Trace

In the News, Latino, Long Island, Women, Youth August 12, 2014 at 5:57 pm

El Diario covers the struggles of Luis Fuentes, a father of two who has spent almost two years searching across three countries for his wife who went missing at the U.S. border.

Would WIFI help? A scene at Far Rockaway following Hurrican Sandy's onslaught in November 2012 (Photo by larryosan, Creative Commons license)

Preserving Wi-Fi in a Disaster

Environment, Queens, Technology, Youth August 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm

A mesh network with a series of routers may be installed in Far Rockaway to preserve Wi-Fi in a disaster and thereby keep community members connected, The Wave reports.

(Photo by Mathilde Hamel)

Young Artists in Queens

High schoolers pursue their dreams with help from the Queens Council on the Arts.

Japanese baseball players and officials. (Photo by Gabriele Pariente via Home Reporter)

Youth Baseball Bridges Japanese and Brooklynites

Brooklyn, East Asian, Sports, Youth August 1, 2014 at 10:51 am

A game between the “Tsunami Kids” of Japan and “Hurricane Sandy Kids” of Brooklyn concluded the first “Brooklyn-Japan Youth Baseball Exchange,” a program that brought together kids affected by the natural disasters, reports Home Reporter.

Central Americans Learn About the Law

Central Americans Learn About the Law

On Long Island, recent migrants cope with ankle bracelets and uncertainty about their future.

Ana Rosa Martínez and her daughter Katherine (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario)

Honduran Girl’s Struggle to Get to NYC

Central American, Immigration, In the News, Manhattan, Youth July 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm

A little girl arrived in NYC recently, as have thousands of minors from Central America, El Diario reports. She hopes to not be deported.

Public pool in Astoria Park (Photo via City Limits)

Survival in Water is ‘Shaded by Race’

African American, Health, In the News, Latino, New York, Sports, Youth July 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm

With the summer months typically come a rise in drownings, and City Limits notes that there are large disparities between white, black and Latino youths with respect to the ability to swim.

New police recruits getting a tour of Harlem from Rev. Vernon Williams (Photo by Bill Moore via The Amsterdam News)

Confronting Gun Violence in NYC

African American, Brooklyn, Crime, New York, Youth July 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm

In three articles, the Amsterdam News reports on community action to oppose the shootings and violence which appear to have picked up in certain NYC neighborhoods this summer.

Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Photo by Patrick Wall via  Chalkbeat)

How Will Failing Schools Be Saved?

Education, New York, Youth July 8, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña hasn’t detailed plans to help the city’s troubled schools, but interventions must begin with the school year in September, reports Chalkbeat.

Thirty-five percent of girls at La Vida es Preciosa (Life is Precious) suffer sexual abuse, increasing their risk of suicide. (Photo via El Diario)

Suicide Haunts Latina Youth in NYC

In the News, Latino, New York, Social Services, Youth July 7, 2014 at 6:36 pm

The recent suicide of a 14-year-old Ecuadorean highlights the challenges and problems some young Latina immigrants face, El Diario reports.

Rubén Mach tells about his journey on La Bestia (The Beast,) “the train of death,” which crosses Mexico. (Photo via El Diario).

Guatemalan Quiché Youth Tells of Arduous Journey

Brooklyn, Central American, Immigration, Youth June 30, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Fear, hunger, muggings and confinement were only some of the circumstances endured by a Quiché teenager as he traveled from Guatemala to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, El Diario/La Prensa reports.