Efforts by the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research to inform policymakers about troubling trends in Black youth mental health reached an important milestone today, when the House of Representatives passed the Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act.
McSilver Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Michael A. Lindsey submitted written testimony about how youth of color are affected.
The digital divide has widened during the pandemic. Students participating in McSilver’s Step-Up program received laptops this summer to support their education needs.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with over 60 schools and organizations (complete list below) that educate and work with young people, announces the launch of a new comprehensive program called Youth for Equity and Solidarity. The program will educate over 5,000 young people this year, ages 13-21, and includes the creation of the Commission’s first youth advisory council (YES Council).