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.

Salvadore Lopez, left, and Devon McDowell. (Photo by Clarissa-Jan Lim, via The Villager)

A New Generation at the Christopher Street Pier

In the News, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Youth June 27, 2014 at 4:20 pm

It served as a refuge for LGBT youth but longtime visitors tell The Villager it’s not just the area that has drastically changed, but the pier’s young visitors as well.

Dorian Moody (Photo by Kai Wright via Colorlines)

Young Black Men and the Job Market

African American, In the News, Metro Area, Youth June 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Colorlines profiles 21-year-old Dorian Moody and the challenges he faces in seeking employment.

Alyshia Gálvez (Photo via Diario de Mexico)

A Fighter for NY’s Mexican Community

Education, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Women, Youth June 25, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Anthropologist Alyshia Gálvez, director of the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies, advocates for Mexican immigrant youth and women and promotes knowledge of Mexico’s history, reports Diario de Mexico.

Avery Dewindt, Chenlee Carrasco, Dylan Avalo of the Young Men’s Leadership Group, left to right. (Photo by Vlada Ginzburg via The Hunts Point Express)

New Group in Bronx Helps Young Men

Bronx, Youth June 20, 2014 at 11:22 am

A new leadership program in the Bronx gives young men a “safe place” to meet and talk, reports The Hunts Point Express.

(Illustration by Michael Shirey, via Gay City News)

Campaigning to Help Homeless Youths

Health, LGBTQ, Youth June 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Rallying in New York, a coalition recently advocated for at least 22,000 more beds for homeless youth, Gay City News reports.

Presenters at Umbrella’s symposium include (l-r) Justin Toro, outreach coordinator, Montefiore Adolescent AIDS Program; Renee Reopell, LMSW, Montefiore Adolescent AIDS Program; Linda Wesp, NP, Montefiore Adolescent AIDS Program; Caitlin Ryan, PhD, director, Family Acceptance Project; Stephen Stafford, director of communications & special projects, Montefiore Adolescent AIDS Program; Jesse Milan, JD, fellow, Altarum Institute; Donna Futterman, MD, director, Montefiore Adolescent AIDS Program.
(Photo courtesy Montefiore Medical Center via Norwood News)

Program to Help Bronx LGBTQ Youth

Bronx, LGBTQ, Youth June 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

A new program sensitive to the health challenges of LGBTQ youth in the Bronx was unveiled by Montefiore Medical Center, Norwood News reports.

Natalia Gutierrez, a CUNY student with DACA status (Screen shot from video by Gwynne Hogan for Voices of NY)

NYC Ramps Up DACA Enrollment Program

Immigration, Youth June 5, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Ads on subways, buses and in local newspapers will run in various languages as part of a new campaign to encourage young immigrants to enroll in DACA.

Teens Take the Improv Stage

Teens Take the Improv Stage

Culture, Featured Posts, New York, Video, Voices' Picks, Youth June 4, 2014 at 11:40 pm

A new program in New York’s public high schools shows the power of comedy improv.