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.
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 and immigration leaders expressed disappointment and frustration after the NY Dream Act was left out of the state budget, El Diario reports.
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.
La Escuelita on the Upper West Side offers preschoolers bilingual education in Spanish and English.
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.
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.
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.
A group called Make It Happen is helping youth in the Brooklyn neighborhood to deal with the trauma of coping with violence and crime.
A forum at the Ford Foundation explored how young men of color suffer as victims of violence and crime, reports Colorlines.