I Started a Peer Tutoring Program Just for Foster Youth
My family has always emphasized the importance of education. All three of my aunts are teachers, and my father has helped me with my schoolwork throughout my life. My dad enrolled me in a prep course for Hunter College High School, one of New York City’s specialized schools for students in grades 7-12. When I […]Read More
Attention New York City Teens: Your Voice Matters Now More than Ever!
Last September, New York City’s Department of Education (DOE) hired Amallia Orman for the newly created position of Student Voice Manager. Part of her job, as she describes it, “is to listen to and accomplish real change with students, according to what they find meaningful.” Particularly during the pandemic, it’s essential that the adults in […]Read More
The Brooklyn Teen Making His Community Safer
Aaron Hoagland grew up surrounded by violence. In his community in Flatbush, Brooklyn, shootings are common. “A lot of my father’s friends [were] stabbed, shot, killed,” Aaron says. “We have a lot of candle lightings, we have Rest in Peace t-shirts.” The neighborhood’s 67th Police Precinct reported 10 shooting incidents in 2018 and 5 as […]Read More