Youth

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYCLU: Minority Students Arrested Disproportionately

Black, Latino, New York, Police, Youth May 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Civil rights activists reveal figures showing “extreme racial disparity” in the numbers of handcuffed black and Latino youths in the city’s public schools, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Salma Awan and Meryem Jebaro listen to Detective Mohamed Amen speak about careers in law enforcement. Eagle photos by Arthur De Gaeta

Muslim Teens Attend Law Enforcement Career Day

Brooklyn, Muslim, Police, Youth May 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm

A career day event organized by the Council of Peoples Organization brought together youths and representatives from state and federal law enforcement agencies, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Gang graffiti in Queens, where a man was attacked by a group of youths. (Photo via El Diario)

Hispanic Leaders Wary of NY Senate Anti-Gang Bill

Crime, Long Island, Youth May 9, 2017 at 6:17 pm

As the New York State Senate passed an initiative to fight violence from MS-13 and other gangs, some leaders opposed it because they worry that it may end up criminalizing innocent Hispanic youths, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Maritere, born in Mexico, holds a letter from the Department of Education. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Helping Foreign-born Kids Cope with Fears

Health, Immigration, Youth May 8, 2017 at 8:24 pm

The federal government’s new immigration measures have an effect on children, and schools are offering support to help them cope with the fear and anxiety, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Brett Rawson via Chalkbeat)

‘Teens Take Charge’

Education, New York, Youth May 3, 2017 at 5:02 pm

A new group, Teens Take Charge, is giving voice to concerns of teens in underresourced schools around the city, reports Chalkbeat.

Video by Stephanie Daniel

In East Harlem, Kids Go on ‘Concrete Safaris’

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Video, Youth April 27, 2017 at 3:42 pm

Kids in East Harlem are gardening and doing other outdoor activities as part of a program offered by Concrete Safaris in collaboration with the Department of Health and the local Neighborhood Health Action Center.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

‘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.