Teen Development

2014 CAS Youth of the Year

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Earlier this week, The Children's Aid Society's Adolescence Division coordinated an internal competition to select the young person who would represent Children's Aid at the upcoming Boys & Girls Club of America’s Youth of the Year State Competition.

Phillips Nizer, LLP Helps Family In Need

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On Friday, February 14, Juana and Gregorio Rosario and their granddaughter Amy Germosen Rosario were the beneficiaries of a Valentine’s Day lunch organized by Alan Shapiro, Esq., of Phillips Nizer, LLP, at the firm’s Fifth Avenue offices. For the past eight years, Shapiro has organized this event to benefit a family that has been profiled in the New York Times Neediest Cases campaign.

CAS Advocates for School-Based Health Centers in Albany

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Today, over 600 students, parents, health advocates and CAS representatives are in Albany, lobbying for a funding solution as part of the New York State Coalition for School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs).

Food Justice Program Unveils New Website

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The Children’s Aid Society Food Justice Program recently launched its brand new website. It features student work, videos, photos and a downloadable curriculum.

Youth Ambassadors Lobby for SYEP Funding in Albany

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On Tuesday, January 28, youth advocates from The Children’s Aid Society attended the Campaign for Summer Jobs’ 15th Annual Youth Action Day in Albany. Youth Action Day is a lobbying initiative which brings together lawmakers with youth to discuss the positive impact of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and press for more funding.

Youth Celebrate Their Mentors

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In honor of National Mentoring Month, members from the Children’s Aid Society’s East Harlem Center’s Project LIVE program treated their mentors to a dinner at Chef Ho's Peking Duck Grill on Wednesday, January 29.

Youth Honor Dr. King with Day of Community Service

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Last week, schools, banks and government agencies all kept their doors closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day but some dedicated youth leaders at the Children’s Aid Society East Harlem Center were hard at work inspiring their younger counter-parts to give back to their community.

City Releases Universal Pre-K Implementation Plan

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Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio released a detailed plan for implementation of his proposed full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten program this September. The plan, which relies on an increase in the personal income tax rate for high-income New York City households, would provide full-day UPK programs for over 53,000 four-year-olds across the city by September, with an increase to over 73,000 for the 2015-2016 school year. Children’s Aid supports de Blasio’s plan.

An Evening with Acclaimed Author Cris Beam

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Please join us for an evening with author Cris Beam, who will discuss her acclaimed book, To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care. The New York Times has called it “a triumph of narrative reporting and storytelling.”

A panel discussion (moderated by Mary Keane from You Gotta Believe) will follow on the unique challenges for teens in foster care and what it will take to improve the system.

CAS Students Interview Metta World Peace

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Right before a Knicks vs. Bobcats basketball game last semester, Children’s Aid students Binta Diakite and Terrell Dixon sat down for an exciting interview with Metta World Peace of the New York Knicks.

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