Youth

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.

Jared Wellington was one of 100 kids at Red Hook Houses who learned to take photos. (Photo via The Brooklyn Paper)

Kids in NYCHA Snap Photos for New Book

Brooklyn, Culture, Housing, Youth April 2, 2015 at 3:04 pm

A photography project that put cameras in the hands of public housing residents, most of them young people, has culminated in the upcoming release of “Project Lives,” reports The Brooklyn Paper.

Dreamers declared a hunger strike last week. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamers: ‘Cuomo Abandoned Us When We Needed Him the Most’

Government, Immigration, New York, Youth March 31, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Dreamers and immigration leaders expressed disappointment and frustration after the NY Dream Act was left out of the state budget, El Diario reports.

Nearly 800 inmates in local and state prison are under 18. (Photo via El Diario)

Pressure Mounts to Stop Trying Minors as Adults

African American, Criminal Justice, Latino, New York, Youth March 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm

The New York State Legislature debates whether to raise the age for imprisonment as an adult from 16 to 18, a measure that would affect mostly Hispanic and African-American youth, El Diario reports.

Preschoolers Learning in Spanish and English

Preschoolers Learning in Spanish and English

Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video, Youth March 24, 2015 at 2:08 pm

La Escuelita on the Upper West Side offers preschoolers bilingual education in Spanish and English.

"We don't live; we survive," said Mexican mother Nancy Vázquez. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Child Poverty Epidemic Sweeps Through New York State

African American, Food, Latino, New York, Youth March 23, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The levels of child poverty in New York state are reaching epidemic proportions and Latino and African-American children are the most affected, El Diario reports.

Students worked on signs for the upcoming Interfaith Museum Exhibition, which opens March 22 at Temple Adas Israel. (Photo by Michael Heller via The Sag Harbor Express)

An Interfaith Museum on the East End of LI

Jewish, Latino, Long Island, Youth March 20, 2015 at 4:44 pm

An interfaith museum opens March 22 with works by Jewish and Hispanic children from the East End of Long Island, The Sag Harbor Express reports.

Council member Jumaane Williams and Dominique Sharpton at the Flatbush Ave. rally (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

In Brooklyn, Seeking Ways to Stem Youth Violence

Black, Brooklyn, Crime, Youth March 19, 2015 at 12:55 pm

In the wake of the beating of a 15-year-old by her peers, community leaders at a rally in Flatbush sponsored by the National Action Network urged that more resources and more attention be devoted to youths, Ditmas Park Corner reports.

Kenton Kirby (right), head of Make It Happen, smiles with colleague David Grant (left) and a youth in the program. (Photo courtesy of Make It Happen via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)

In Crown Heights, Helping Youth Cope

Crime, Social Services, Youth March 5, 2015 at 12:19 pm

A group called Make It Happen is helping youth in the Brooklyn neighborhood to deal with the trauma of coping with violence and crime.

Speaking at the Ford Foundation panel, from left to right: Dr. Richard Dudley, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, Rev. Dr. Harold Trulear (Screen shot of video via Colorlines)

Examining the Pain Felt By Young Men of Color

Black, Youth March 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm

A forum at the Ford Foundation explored how young men of color suffer as victims of violence and crime, reports Colorlines.