Youth

The Feb. 20 memorial service for Peter Wang at Chatham Square.(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Fujianese Immigrants Mourn Peter Wang

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, Youth February 21, 2018 at 5:20 pm

Sing Tao Daily writes about the Fujianese immigrant family of high school student Peter Wang, who was killed in Florida last week.

Visitors enter 26 Federal Plaza, the building many immigration hearings take place. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Fewer Children Get Legal Help Fighting Deportation

Immigration, Youth February 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Immigration lawyers say it has become harder for children in deportation hearings to get legal representation, City Limits reports.

Adilka Pimentel, a youth coordinator with Make the Road, with students Stephanie Valera and Julián Alejandro. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Students Take on the Fight Against Bullying

Brooklyn, Youth February 15, 2018 at 4:38 pm

As community organization Make the Road New York is providing anti-bullying training in city schools, its representatives are also asking the DOE to become more involved, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jacuqeline Woodson, the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Daily)

On Being a Literary Ambassador to Children

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Youth January 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Author Jacqueline Woodson talks with Brooklyn Daily about being named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.

‘I Am King’ on MLK Day

‘I Am King’ on MLK Day

African American, Manhattan, Youth January 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

Antonio Javar Hairston hosts the third annual “I Am King” seminar in Harlem to educate and inspire 100 young Black men, reports Amsterdam News.

Floyd Rumohr is spearheading an effort at Brooklyn Community Pride Center to create an internship program serving LGBTQ youth. (Photo by Zoe Freilich via Brooklyn Paper)

Funding Awarded to Help Brooklyn LGBTQ Interns

Brooklyn, Labor, LGBTQ, Youth January 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Brooklyn Community Pride Center has received a $120,000 grant to fund a paid internship program for the underserved young LGBTQ professionals in Brooklyn, writes Brooklyn Paper.

Author Obioma Nwokolo (Photo via Forest Hills Times)

An African Princess Story to Inspire Girls

African, Queens, Youth December 1, 2017 at 5:07 pm

Obioma Nwokolo, a Forest Hills resident originally from Nigeria, shares with Forest Hills Times the book series and accompanying dolls she created to instill confidence in young girls.

Borough President-Adams taking a bite out of swiss chard grown at the hydroponic farm at PS-56 (photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Growing Produce in Brooklyn Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Food, Health, Youth November 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council member Laurie Cumbo announced a new school-based greenhouse project, Kings County Politics reports.

Dr. Juan Robles (right) is dedicated to helping and motivating Hispanic and African-American youths to pursue a career in medicine. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Fostering a New Generation of Latino Physicians in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Health, Latino, Youth November 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

A prominent Honduran doctor leads a Bronx initiative to motivate and train more minority and low-income students to help them pursue a career in health care, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Public Advocate Letitia James issues solutions to assist the growing number of homeless students. (Photo By William Engel via Kings County Politics)

‘Common Sense Solutions’ to Help Homeless Students

Education, Government, Housing, New York, Youth October 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James presented four “common sense solutions” to address the city’s shortcomings in supporting homeless students, reports Kings County Politics.

(Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Children Have a Better Childhood than Latinos Born Here

Health, Immigration, Latino, Youth October 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm

A report by the American Academy of Pediatrics finds that, in spite of being poorer, Hispanic immigrant children experience better childhoods than Latino children born in the United States, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

Batya Goldberg (Photo from Goldberg via BKLYNER)

A Teenage Conservative Activist in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Politics, Youth September 27, 2017 at 4:28 pm

BKLYNER speaks to the daughter of Soviet refugees, a teenage political activist who describes herself as a “conservative, female member of Generation Z.”

Students and advocates held a rally outside education department headquarters last week to call for an end to school arrests and summonses. (Photo courtesy of the Center for Popular Democracy via Chalkbeat)

Black and Hispanic Students Most Likely to be Arrested in School

African American, Education, Latino, Youth September 27, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Black and Hispanic youth continue to account for the bulk of school arrests and summonses, even as the city has reduced the overall numbers in recent years, reports Chalkbeat.

Representatives of the World Hug Foundation, announcing their plan to collect signatures in  NY and NJ to support a petition to Congress urging a revision to the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. (Photo via the Korea Times)

Urging Congress to OK Citizenship for Korean Adoptees

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Youth September 7, 2017 at 5:40 pm

Many Korean adoptees in U.S. families failed to receive U.S. citizenship, and now adoptee rights organizations are pressing for a revision of U.S. law, reports The Korea Times.

Hundreds Rally Against DACA Decision at Trump Tower

Hundreds Rally Against DACA Decision at Trump Tower

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, Video, Youth September 5, 2017 at 8:53 pm

At a protest against the president’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, many said they will continue to fight for permanent immigration reform.