(Photo via Russkaya Reklama)

Speaking to Russian Brooklynites About Teen Drug Abuse

Brooklyn, Health, Youth February 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm

NYPD officers, a private investigator, and a Jewish center representative advised parents from the Russian-speaking community in South Brooklyn on how to combat drug abuse among teens, reports Russkaya Reklama.

Francisco Curiel cannot wait to apply for DACA (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Vowing to Fulfill Young Immigrants’ Dreams

Featured Posts, Immigration, Youth February 17, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Roadblocks may appear, but immigrants who qualify are eager to apply to the expanded DACA program, El Diario reports.

Problem solving at #SocialGoodHacks in the South Bronx (Photo by Roxanne Scott for Voices of NY)

A Hackathon for Social Good in the Bronx

Bronx, Featured Posts, Technology, Voices' Picks, Youth February 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm

On a recent Saturday in the South Bronx, youths gathered to participate in the 10-hour #SocialGoodHacks to address social problems with newly acquired technology skills.

At Casita Maria’s 80th anniversary celebration, alumni and percussionist Benny Bonilla receives his conga-shaped birthday cake. (Photo by Natalie Lally via Hunts Point Express)

Casita Maria Celebrates 80 Years

Bronx, Social Services, Youth February 3, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Casita Maria marked eight decades of providing kids in the South Bronx with art and educational programs, reports Hunts Point Express.

Leila Eliot, 16, a new C.B. 3 member, second from left, and other young people interested in community boards and participants in a mock budget exercise. (Photo by Dusica Sue Malesevic via The Villager)

Getting Teens on Community Boards

New York, Politics, Youth January 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer recently hosted an informational meeting to encourage teens to serve on community boards, The Villager reports.

Miguel Sanchez, of Mass Ideation, brainstorms with intern Santiago Peralta (right) and employee David Echevarria on an animation project. (Photo by Pam Frederick via Hunts Point Express)

Tech Mentors Help Bronx Youth

Technology, Youth January 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Bronx start-up The Knowledge House pairs young adults with mentors in the tech industry who are from similar backgrounds, reports Hunts Point Express.

Marching for Juvenile Justice on MLK Day

Marching for Juvenile Justice on MLK Day

Young protestors in NYC marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by marching for racial equality and juvenile justice.

Kids Say ‘Hello’ to Japan

Kids Say ‘Hello’ to Japan

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks, Youth January 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm

A new exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan offers a window on Japan for NYC kids.

Cristina Jiménez (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Hispanic Youths Also Have a Dream

Food, Latino, New York, Youth January 20, 2015 at 2:46 pm

As the nation remembers Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., El Diario interviews four young Latino civil rights leaders.

An ‘Independent Sources’ Food Special

An ‘Independent Sources’ Food Special

Food, Health, Youth January 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm

This week on CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources”: Encouraging black women to exercise and eat healthy; a school lunch delivery service in Manhattan; and exploring ethnic diversity through food trucks and a walking tour.

Lyla Black (Photo by John E. Barrett via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Queens 8-Year-Old Wins Award for Lyla Tov Monsters

Jewish, Queens, Youth January 7, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Lyla Black won a TAGIE Award for the plush toy monsters she first envisioned at the age of three. The Jewish Daily Forward sits down with the Astoria native they call “America’s youngest Jewish toymaker.”

Students at Progress High School in Brooklyn videoconference with counterparts in the Kurdistan region in Iraq. (Photo via Greenpoint Gazette)

Students in Kurdistan and Brooklyn ‘Meet’ Via Video

Brooklyn, Education, Middle Eastern, Youth December 30, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Students in Irbil, Iraq and Brooklyn, NY met via a videoconference sponsored by Global Nomads Group to learn how their counterparts live.

Gladys Carríon, commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children's Services (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Protecting Children from Abuse in NYC

New York, Social Services, Youth December 22, 2014 at 1:26 pm

City Limits explores how to prevent and handle child abuse cases, looking at new solutions such as the Family Assessment Response being piloted in Queens.

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.