Youth

Bard High School Early college student Mo Tyler at Foley Square (Photo by Zach Williams via The Lo-Down)

Bard Students Organize Against Police Brutality

Manhattan, Police, Youth December 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Students at Bard High School Early College have been organizing others to protest police brutality, The Lo-Down reports.

Holiday Singing for ‘Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’

Holiday Singing for ‘Cookies for Kids’ Cancer’

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Video, Youth December 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm

To help fund research on children’s cancer, 3 to 5-year-olds at the Transfiguration School in Chinatown performed Christmas classics in Mandarin Chinese and English.

The Antorcha Guadalupana run in which participants take turns carrying the torch. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Has the Virgin of Guadalupe Lost Some Appeal?

Immigration, Mexican, Religion, Youth December 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm

The change in attitude toward the Virgin of Guadalupe reflects the different experiences of two generations of immigration activists, El Diario reports. 

The cast of "Study Abroad." The fifth from the left is producer Cathy Jiang. The fourth from the left is Yung-Jen Yang.

Chinese Students in the U.S. Aim to Correct Their Image

East Asian, Education, Youth December 1, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Chinese students in the U.S. are widely viewed by Chinese as spoiled and wealthy, and now some students here have made a film to counter that image, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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.