Category Archives: Youth

Still Waters in a Storm: A Reading/Writing Experience in Bushwick

Still Waters in a Storm, a grassroots organization based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, was founded by Stephen Haff. This is a place where people of all ages come to a one-room classroom to read, write, and listen. One of the most … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Restaurants Counter Obesity in New York City

When you picture what the average American looks like, what image comes to mind? Not only are adults increasingly becoming overweight, but children are as well. Close to 40 percent of children in New York City public schools are either overweight … Continue reading

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Cody Cared For Me

As a teen, Nachez Jones needed a push to help her find her “purpose” in life. And Dr. Jacquelyne M. Cody was there to provide her with the extra boost. Dr. Cody is founder of CodyCares for Kids, Inc.—a Brooklyn-based … Continue reading

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Young, Queer, and Homeless

From a young age, Kevin Schmidt knew that he was born into the wrong body. Kevin is a transgender man. In other words, Kevin is a person whose male gender identity does not match the anatomical female sex with which … Continue reading

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The Feast of San Gennaro

The Feast of San Gennaro had a week-long run (Sept 16-26) in New York, filling the streets of Little Italy with parades, free entertainment, and sizzling food. In its 84th year, the feast celebrates the lives of immigrants who came … Continue reading

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