Why are we here? We want to provide you the opportunity to share your perspective on issues that effect your life as a young New Yorker. This is especially important because of the upcoming mayoral transition What do you think adults are missing when they study the problems affecting youth today?.
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introduce Malik We came up with four groups of issues for NYC youth- college and career readiness, juvenile justice, youth employment, and physical and mental health. These are not all inclusive. We need your help to gather all the issues.
Under Bloomberg, New York City graduation rates have increased to over 60 percent of students However, three quarters of the students enrolling in CUNY’s two-year colleges must take remedial math or reading classes, and that number has risen along with college attendance rates in recent years, especially as CUNY has toughened its standards. The City University of New York reports that just 24 percent of its full-time students — mostly graduates of city high schools — receive degrees within six years of entering college for the first time.
In New York State, more than 80 percent of male juvenile offenders who served time in correctional facilities were rearrested within three years of their release. More than 90% of young murder victims and perpetrators are Black and Latino Youth who have access to juvenile justice programs—like the Red Hook Community Justice Center—have 20 percent lower re-arrest rates than youth with no access to such programs.
Funding for youth job development programs has been declining which cuts participants slots and makes programs harder to access Youth currently have the highest unemployment rate among all age groups in the city- 19% for young people ages 16 to 21 and job development programs are inadequately funded to deal with this crisis. 52% of youth who used job development programs to search for a job were successful in finding a job, though 50% of youth don’t know these programs exist The unemployment rate for black men ages 16-24 without a high school diploma is 52 percent compared to a rate of 22% of all men ages 16-24.
Victims of physical dating violence also report fair to poor health (28%) and low self-esteem (25%). A 2009 survey of New York City youth in all five boroughs found that 26% of students had experienced bias-based harassment in their schools Among students with a dating history, more than half (56%) reported experiencing physical dating violence.
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200 Youth Strong: Because Your Voice Matters
200 Youth Strong
Because Your Voice Matters!
• Coro New York Leadership Center is
New York City's premier leadership
• We run seven leadership programs
in NYC, including two youth
• We have over 2,000 alumni, in many
different fields, working for the future
• What do you think are
the important youth
issues that Mayor Elect
de Blasio and his staff
• What is the one word that
describes the most
important issue for youth
in NYC today?
– education? transportation?
College and Career Readiness
• Graduation rates have increased to over 60%.
• Nearly 75% of students enrolling in CUNYs must take
• Just 24% of full-time CUNY students receive degrees
within six years of entering college.
• More than 80% of male youth offenders were
rearrested within three years.
• Over 90% of murder victims and perpetrators are
black or Latino
• Access to juvenile justice programs result in lower
• Funding for youth employment programs declined
during the last administration.
• Youth age 16-21 have an unemployment rate of 19%,
the highest in the city.
• Just over half of youth who accessed job development
programs to search for a job were successful.
Physical and Mental Health
• 26% of NYC have experienced bullying in school,
with 90% of LGBT students reporting bullying.
• More than half of students with a dating history
experienced dating violence.
• Victims of dating violence more frequently report
poor health and self-esteem.
What Do You Think?
• Turn to two to three people around you and
– Which of the four issues presented most affect
– What issues did the presenters leave out?
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