Youth

A recent rally on the steps of Tweed Hall, where the Dept. of Education's offices are located. (Photo: @UYC_YouthPower via Gotham Gazette)

Rallying to Reform the School Disciplinary Code

Education, New York, Youth November 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Members of the Urban Youth Collaborative rallied recently for revisions in the school disciplinary code, urging the elimination of infraction B21, Gotham Gazette reports.

City Council member Ritchie Torres, urging young people to embrace the power of community involvement. (Photo by Catharina Thuemling via Norwood News)

Torres Promotes Civic Engagement for Youth

Bronx, Youth November 17, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Council member Ritchie Torres announced a new initiative to promote more community and civic engagement by youth in his district in the Bronx, Norwood News reports.

(Photo by Scott Akerman, Creative Commons license)

Korean Family Split After Father’s Action

East Asian, Queens, Youth November 11, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Using corporal punishment to discipline his son resulted in a Korean father being banned from contact with his son, The Korea Times reports.

Amanda Matos (Photo by Photo by Marisol Díaz via The Riverdale Press)

‘WomanHOOD Project’ Fosters Self-Love in the Bronx

Bronx, Women, Youth November 5, 2014 at 6:27 pm

The WomanHOOD Project, a mentoring program for girls and women, grew out of Amanda Matos’ frustration over the dearth of women of color as visible role models, reports The Riverdale Press.

A panel discussing the Brooklyn Community Foundation report at the Brooklyn Museum Octo. 30 (Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh via  Brooklyn Community Foundation)

Brooklynites’ Concerns: Poverty, Juvenile Justice, Immigrants

Brooklyn, Immigration, Youth November 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm

The Brooklyn Community Foundation issued a new report, “Brooklyn Insights,” highlighting residents’ concerns about poverty, juvenile justice and the growing immigrant population, Brooklyn Brief reports.

(Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Opinion: We’ll Vote for Those Who Support Our Dreams

Immigration, Latino, Long Island, Youth November 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Undocumented youth remember politicians’ positions on the Dream Act, and will vote accordingly on Nov. 4, Dalia Casco writes in an opinion piece in La Tribuna Hispana.

Junior Cruz (Photo by Asthaa Chaturvedi via The Uptowner)

Now with Legal Status, Teens Reflect

Immigration, Manhattan, Youth October 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Two students from Manhattan look back on their experiences as undocumented immigrants and ahead to what the future holds as green card recipients, in this audio piece from The Uptowner.

Some protesters called for the departure of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Mexican Immigrants Protest Disappearance of Students

Mexican, Youth October 16, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Mexican immigrants demanded justice in front of the Mexican consulate for the 43 education students who disappeared in Iguala, Mexico, after they allegedly clashed with the police, El Diario reports.

(Photo via The Uptowner)

Childhood Obesity Reaches Soaring ‘Heights’

Dominican, Health, Manhattan, Youth October 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Nearly 50 percent of children in Washington Heights are overweight. An Uptowner article explores why that is and what residents are doing to make their neighborhood healthier.

Lorraine Doucette crossing the street with her sons Liam (4 years old, walking) and Jason (6 years old, in the chair). (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Parents Battle DOE Over Special Ed

Education, Youth October 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Parents have trouble negotiating the DOE bureaucracy in NYC to ensure that their disabled children get the “free and appropriate” education they deserve, City Limits reports.

Mayra Hidalgo has advocated to make the campus at Sarah Lawrence immigrant-friendly. (Photo by Julius Motal/Voices of NY)

A Life Measured in Two-Year Increments

As the Obama administration delays executive action on immigration reform, a DREAMer is left in limbo.

Riffing at ‘Pueblo Harlem’

Riffing at ‘Pueblo Harlem’

African American, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan, Video, Youth September 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Afro Latin Jazz and salsa dancing marked the celebration at the Harlem School of the Arts.

Martha Flores helps her daughter Gisel Cabrera with her tiara and her quinceañera bouquet during one of the rehearsals for her big day. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Mexican Families Keep Quinceañera Rite Alive

Culture, In the News, Mexican, Women, Youth September 23, 2014 at 9:16 am

A Mexican girl’s quinceañera is more than a beautiful gown and a perfect hairdo. Each element symbolizes the coming of age of a young woman and her commitment to make her parents proud, El Diario reports.

Milady Baez, new head of the English Language Learners program for the city's schools, answering a question at a Sept. 12 meeting of the Hispanic Federation (Photo by Patrick Wall via Chalkbeat)

English-Language Learners Promised More Support

Education, New York, Youth September 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm

English-language learners in New York public schools were promised more support from Chancellor Carmen Fariña and her new head of ELL, Milady Baez, reports Chalkbeat.

Rondout Bridge in Kingston, New York (Photo by bsheets, Creative Commons license)

Migrating from Central America to the Hudson Valley

Immigration, In the News, Metro Area, Youth September 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm

La Voz describes two brothers among several people migrating from Central America to the Hudson Valley, and the challenges such migrants face.