Youth

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‘Gazoline’ Explores the Dreams of Five Latino Youths

Immigration, Latino, Youth April 11, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Latino performing arts organization IATI Theater presents the play “Gazoline,” inspired by the 2005 Paris riots but set in a New York Hispanic neighborhood, Reporte Hispano reports.

Learning Nepali Through Dance

Learning Nepali Through Dance

Culture, Featured Posts, South Asian, Video, Youth April 7, 2017 at 3:11 pm

The founder of a Nepali dance school in Elmhurst insists on teaching in Nepali and that students try to speak Nepali. Parents are delighted.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Immigrants Seek Children’s Medical Records to Avoid Deportation

East Asian, Health, Immigration, Youth April 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Some parents hope that if their child has been diagnosed with a mental illness, it could help protect them from deportation, reports World Journal.

Karen Ash holds up quilt square at the Women’s Health and Activism Summit in Harlem. March 18, 2017. (Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

In Harlem, a Women’s Health Summit

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Women, Youth March 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Women from across the city met at a health summit in Harlem on March 18 to discuss health equity issues around HIV/AIDS treatment and other health care in the city.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico)

How Undocumented Parents Can Protect Children Born Here

Immigration, Youth March 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm

Undocumented parents fearing ICE face a particular set of legal challenges to prevent children who are U.S. citizens from being left unprotected, in legal limbo or in care of the state, Diario de México USA reports.

Julia Álvarez hugs a young fan. (Photo by Emmanuel Abreu via Manhattan Times)

A New Book from Julia Álvarez

Culture, Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, Youth March 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm

The Bronx Free Press reports on a reading of a new book by Julia Álvarez.

Hispanic youths Pascual Rosario (second from the left), Yemeli Ventura (sixth in the front) and Minerva Paulet (light gray sweater) are part of a group of 19 Passaic County Community College students participating in a NASA academic program. With them, Gonzalo Pérez (left), STEM program coordinator Anjali Thanawala (second from the right), and Carlomagno Ontaneda, pre-college STEM pathways coordinator. (Photo via El Diario)

NJ Students Aspire to Be Part of ‘Generation Mars’

Education, Technology, Women, Youth March 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm

A group of Science students in Passaic County Community College are participating in the Minority University Research and Education (MUREP) program by NASA, offering ideas and research on future space programs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“We’re providing a true conservatory experience,” says Adán Vásquez. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

In Washington Heights, a ‘True Conservatory Experience’

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Youth June 6, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Students at the Washington Heights Community Conservatory of Fine Arts receive musical instruction at no charge and are loaned the instruments, reports Manhattan Times.

American Dream School principal Melissa Melkonian hugs debate team members after the NYC Spring Classic tournament.  (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin via Mott Haven Herald)

Learning Debating Skills – And More – in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Youth June 3, 2016 at 1:42 pm

At the bilingual American Dream School in Mott Haven, students don’t just pick up debating skills, they learn how to “code switch,” reports Mott Haven Herald.

(Photo by Marco Meza via Diario de México)

Organization Fights for Staten Island Workers

Labor, Mexican, Social Services, Staten Island, Youth May 27, 2016 at 1:48 pm

La Colmena, a 250-member organization, seeks to help immigrant workers on Staten Island, Diario de México reports.

The students who created the socially-oriented table art will be part of an exhibit to be presented near public schools. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Kids Address Social Problems Through Art

Culture, Manhattan, New York, Youth May 27, 2016 at 12:02 pm

The exhibition “A View From The Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues To The Table” will showcase artwork made by school children in the five boroughs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

First Lady Chirlaine McCray with members of the NYC Teens Connection Youth Leadership Council at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 22. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

Working With Peers to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

Bronx, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health, Staten Island, Youth March 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Teens in NYC neighborhoods with high teen pregnancy rates are working to help educate their peers and reduce the rates.

A young woman hold sign that reads: “We are the future.” (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Calls To Expand Summer Youth Employment Program

Government, Labor, New York, Youth February 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Council members and activists are urging the mayor to increase the Summer Youth Employment Program’s budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Tatiana Borda, from Bolivia, at the CUNY Dreamers event. (Photo via El Diario)

CUNY Offers Scholarships to ‘Dreamer’ Students

Immigration, New York, Youth May 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

More than 6,000 students have benefited from the TheDream.US project since 2013, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Supporting Asian LGBTQ Children

Supporting Asian LGBTQ Children

East Asian, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Youth May 19, 2016 at 12:05 pm

An Asian organization announced a new campaign to support Asian LGBTQ youth, Korea Daily reports.