Youth

Thomas Maupin (photo by Isabel Riofrio for Voices of NY)

Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility?

Crime, Featured Posts, Government, New York, Youth June 25, 2015 at 12:43 pm

New York is one of the last two states in the U.S. to prosecute 16 and 17-year-olds as adults.

A ‘World of Dance’ in Brighton Beach

A ‘World of Dance’ in Brighton Beach

Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts, Youth June 24, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Children performed dances from different cultures at the Brighton Ballet Theater’s annual World of Dance Festival.

According to the city's Department of Health, 17,000 teenagers, 15-19 years old, become pregnant every year. (Photo via Mariela Lombard / El Diario)

Latino Parents Support Classroom Condom Demonstrations

Education, Health, New York, Youth June 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Immigrant parents say they support the education department’s recent decision to allow condom demonstrations in high school classrooms, reports El Diario.

In what place did these August Martin High School students, standing with Syreeta Gates (right), finish? Find out at Queens Courier.

First-Ever Hip-Hop Culinary Contest in Queens

Food, Queens, Youth May 26, 2015 at 6:52 pm

The August Martin High School in Jamaica and The Future Project hosted a hip-hop culinary competition “to bridge the worlds of culinary arts, visual arts and lyrical art,” reports Queens Courier.

Many families will be affected by the closure of the day cares in Williamsburg. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Two Beloved Williamsburg Day Cares at Risk of Closing

Brooklyn, Education, Latino, Youth May 26, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Some 200 children in northeastern Williamsburg may lose their day care centers after the city decided not to renew the leases for Nuestros Niños and Small World, El Diario reports.

Hope Cannaday (r.) leads a rally to save the oldest day care center in Corona from closing due to a rent hike. (Photo courtesy of Hope Cannaday via Times Ledger)

Rent Costs Force Corona Center Closing

Queens, Social Services, Youth May 11, 2015 at 5:37 pm

A Corona day care and pre-K center that serves low-income families is slated to close in July because rent costs are doubling, Times Ledger reports.

The Morrisania section of the Bronx is one of eight neighborhoods with high rates of domestic violence where some teachers will get special training. (Photo by jhilldesign1, Creative Commons license)

Helping Students Cope with Domestic Violence

Education, New York, Youth May 6, 2015 at 6:08 pm

A new program will train teachers in neighborhoods with high rates of domestic violence to spot the signs that students may be suffering the consequences, and help direct them to resources to help them, reports Chalkbeat.

Eugene, who has been sleeping on the subways, many nights, for five years. (Photo by Emrys Eller for Voices of NY)

Where the Young and the Homeless Sleep

New York’s young and homeless try to avoid shelters, where they may be subject to violence and abuse. Emrys Eller spoke to some of them, and people who work to help them, in this audio report.

The gang's initials "SN" (Sombra Negra) are seen in the streets of Corona, Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Transnational Menace In Black & White

Crime, Queens, South American, Youth April 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

Sombra Negra (Black Shadow), a violent gang born in Ecuador, is also active in Queens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Monroe College professional offers advice to a high-school student at the Male Empowerment Seminar on April, 23, 2015 (Photo via Norwood News)

Empowering Male Teens in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Youth April 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm

A seminar at Monroe College aimed to help young males gain “competence, confidence and character,” to pursue their academic, professional and personal dreams, reports Norwood News.

Varli Food Festival in Woodbridge, New Jersey (Photo via News India Times)

Indian Food Festival for Kids Promotes Healthy Eating

Food, Metro Area, Youth April 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Hundreds came out for the Varli Food Festival for Kids in Woodbridge, New Jersey, an event to teach children about healthy eating and regional cuisines from India, reports News India Times.

Aureliano Sosa and his students (Photo courtesy of Aureliano Sosa via Home Reporter)

Boxing Lessons for Sunset Park Youth?

Brooklyn, Sports, Youth April 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Former professional boxer Aureliano Sosa, who teaches youth in Flatbush, wants to revive free boxing lessons on his home turf of Sunset Park, says the Home Reporter.

Marelyn López and her son, Miguel, participated in a City Hall protest to demand more funding for summer job programs. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario)

Not Enough Summer Jobs for Youths

Government, Labor, New York, Youth April 14, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Families and community groups are requesting more funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program, El Diario reports.

Trying to Save a Beacon in Fort Greene

Trying to Save a Beacon in Fort Greene

Fort Greene Council, which serves both seniors and the young, is in danger of losing its lease. Politicians and community members are rallying to save it.

(Photo by Jackie Snow via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)

NJ Teen Reviews Juvenile Offender Cases

Criminal Justice, Metro Area, Youth April 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm

A New Jersey teen is serving on a Juvenile Conference Committee that reviews cases against first- and second-time offenders charged with minor crimes. Juvenile Justice Information Exchange reports on his experiences.