Since its founding two years ago, Efforts in Youth Development in Bangladesh (EYDB) has raised approximately $20,000 to fight poverty and child labor.
First the mayor moved to cancel SYEP. Then it was belatedly restored. Providers say the rush to get it up and running has made the summer harder than it needed to be.
Could NYC schools learn from how day camps have adapted to the pandemic?
Maya Vesneske and Olivia Brady |
‘In our conversations with Gen Z New Yorkers about what keeps them from the polls, they cite three main factors: socioeconomic barriers, a sense of personal or community disenfranchisement, and a lack of civic education.’
‘Providers have had to close four drop-in centers, some have rolled services back to the most basic pieces, and still others have ceased overnight hours.’
‘Put simply, setting aside time for meditation each week makes people better learners and better human beings. Isn’t that what we want for all our children?’
Not so fast. With Raise the Age going into effect this week, the city’s 16- and 17-year-olds in custody are just moving from one jail to another.
‘Now the nation faces an issue of preserved history through the debate over the removal of Confederate statues. My class decided that we should not minimize history but instead add another perspective.’
‘Before this happens again, all the elected officials, school teachers, journalists, priests, ministers and rabbis should look in the mirror, and assume the responsibility for human life we have been reluctant to embrace.’
Ilana Cohen and Amy Torres |
‘We betray our values by neglecting the global and pervasive threat climate change poses to humanity.’