Category: New York City
Y-PLAN NYC’s Three Year Partnership with the Mayor’s Office Is Combating Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence in Schools and Neighborhoods by Ciera Dudley
For the third year in a row, the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) has worked in partnership with Y-PLAN NYC students to make schools hubs of healthy, equitable dating behaviors and leveraging the power of young people to combat abuse across the city. What Y-PLAN students are doing in these projects is harnessing the school –the built environment and social resources- as a site to disrupt cycles of intimate partner abuse, domestic abuse, and non-consensual behaviors.
“From a personal experience, when I was younger I had to go through the shelter system, and I had to miss a lot of school, and I missed like half of third grade. Missing a lot of school caused me to get held back. I had speaking problems, I had social problems. So we felt like the school website would show that we really want to help them out.” –Y-PLAN Student at High School for Enterprise, Business, and Technology, speaking to Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna and Deputy Policy Director Jeff Lowell
Join community members, educators, and civic leaders to hear NYC high school students present Y-PLAN findings and proposals to build a healthy and vibrant New York!
Please join the Y-PLAN NYC team, civic leaders, educators, and students at the Spring Project Launch on Wednesday, February 15th from 10:45 am-3:00 pm. Support students in a poster session and project presentation in the morning, and join in a break-out session in the afternoon for curriculum planning, student leadership training, and policy brainstorming.
Y-PLAN NYC alumnus Ana Quinones shares her experience with civic engagement, Y-PLAN, and their impact on her college and community readiness
Educators and city leaders met to prepare for implementation of Y-PLAN curricula in spring.
The High School for Enterprise, Business, and Technology, located in Bushwick Brooklyn, will be implementing a full scale project in a year-long Y-PLAN class.
Educators and civic leaders will come together to plan healhty, vibrant cities for and with young people on September 28th in NYC!
On Wednesday, May 18th, over 150 young people, educators, civic clients, and community partners came together at Brooklyn Borough Hall for the Y-PLAN NYC 2016 Spring Summit to support and listen to the students’ innovative ideas and proposals for creating a healthier, more equitable, sustainable, and joyful New York City.
Please join us for the Y-PLAN NYC Spring Summit on May 18th at Brooklyn Borough Hall!