New York is one of the last two states in the U.S. to prosecute 16 and 17-year-olds as adults.
Children performed dances from different cultures at the Brighton Ballet Theater’s annual World of Dance Festival.
Immigrant parents say they support the education department’s recent decision to allow condom demonstrations in high school classrooms, reports El Diario.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sombra Negra (Black Shadow), a violent gang born in Ecuador, is also active in Queens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
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.
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.
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.
Families and community groups are requesting more funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program, El Diario reports.
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.
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.