Manhattan Youth In the News

Ladies Who Launch; I.S. 276 Squad Places Second in City
The I.S. 276 Chargers girls softball team, which was undefeated in regular-season play, and was ranked second for the year in the City as a whole.
In a related development, the I.S. 276 girls softball team (which includes many
current and former DLL girls softball players) last month took second place in the New York City Middle School Championships. The Chargers were undefeated in
regular season play, and went into the championship game against Hunter, where
they took their only loss of the year.

Enrichment That Won't Put You in the Poorhouse
Middle school parents still trying to figure out the optimal summer schedule for their children, take note: Manhattan Youth's free Middle School Summer Program still has space available. Now in its second year, the Middle School Summer Program has grown from 70 kids in 2013 to a planned enrollment of 150 children this year. The camp starts on July 7, and runs through August 1. And it is entirely free of charge -- even breakfast and lunch are included. Read more in the Broadsheet Daily »
Friday Night Lights: Teen Volleyball Program on Pier 25 Offers Wholesome Fun at Affordable Price
A low-cost, fun way for middle and high school students to spend Friday evenings is the teen volleyball program available at Pier 25 (in Hudson River Park, near Harrison Street). Now in its fourth year, Friday Night Youth Volleyball, is headed up by volunteer coordinator Marshal Coleman, who has lived in Battery Park City since 1987, and is a former coach and board member at Downtown Little League. Read more in the Broadsheet Daily »
"From Those To Whom Much Is Given . . ."  
Manhattan Youth Creates Program Enabling Teens to Volunteer
Manhattan Youth has launched a new teen volunteer program that will give young people experience with community service, while also helping them to fulfill graduation requirements that call for a minimum number of hours of documented volunteer activities. Read more in the Broadsheet Daily »

Zebi Williams (above), who is heading up the Teen Community Service Program at Manhattan Youth.

 Recognition for Downtown Stalwarts
 Manhattan Youth Community Awards. Honor an Activist Parent and Men Who Turned Back a Flood.
On Thursday evening, Manhattan Youth hosted the 2014 Downtown Community Awards ceremony, recognizing people who have made a difference in the lives of Downtown school kids for years. Read more in the Broadsheet Daily »
2014 Community Award honoree Wendy Chapman, with her daughter, Kendal (left).

MY Community Awards to Honor an Activist Parent and Men Who Turned Back a Flood
 Next week, Manhattan Youth will confer the 2014 Downtown Community Awards upon a roster of people who have made a huge difference in the lives of Downtown school kids for years. Read more in the Broadsheet Daily »

The Tribeca Film Fest's youngest directors
"It was probably the most fun I've had on my spring break yet," Ty Cutler,11, said about the filmmaking workshop for middle school students, held by Manhattan Youth for the Tribeca Film Festival. Read more in the Downtown Express Online »

SLIDE SHOW: 'Nutcracker'
TribecaTrib Nutcracker SlideshowThere they were again, on the P.S. 89 stage last month, the dancing flowers and Chinese Tea Cups, the Reed Pipes and Sugar Plum Fairies. Manhattan Youth's after- school dance classes-all 18 of them-came together once more for "The Nut­cracker," with new costumes, chor­eography, music and sets, but with the same high energy and hard work that makes the production a success each holiday season. Read more in the Tribeca Trib Online »

Rebuilding and Resilience: Manhattan Youth Open House and Sandy Anniversary 
Manhattan Youth observed the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with an Open House at the Manhattan Youth Community Center on Warren Street, which celebrated resilience in the face of adversity, both by the community as a whole, and the organization that has helped care for Downtown kids for more than 26 years. Read more in the Broadsheet Daily »

Manhattan Youth Community Center Is Flooded Again -- With Kids
BroadsheetDaily Sandy Reopening The Arts, Culture, Science and Technology Level at the Manhattan Youth Community Center reopened on Monday, after a ten-month hiatus to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy. "It took us 60 days to get the first two levels back in operation," observes Bob Townley, executive director of Manhattan Youth, "but the deepest level of the community center complex is what took the direct hit from flood water. That's where we had 20 feet of standing water for many days after the storm." Mr. Townley says that overall repairs to the community center cost more than $2 million, "a big share of which went to the level we opened on Monday." Read more in the Broadsheet Daily »

Beach Volleyball
DowntownExpressThis summer, Manhattan Youth will be encouraging kids to come out and play in the sand by hosting Friday Night Youth Volleyball on Pier 25 near N. Moore St. in Tribeca. The program is for grades 6 to 12 and will take place every Friday evening except Memorial Day weekend. The 6th through 8th graders play from 6-7:30 p.m., while 9th through 12th graders will take the court from 7:30-9 p.m. Read more in the Downtown Express » 

Manhattan Youth at the Tribeca Film Festival 
On April 21st, two of our films from After-School Filmmaking were screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. Our students walked down the red carpet, were interviewed by reporters, watched their films on the big screen, and took part in a question and answer session after the screening. Here is footage of them on the red carpet. 

'Bubble Babies' Take First Bobs in Pool 
TribecaTrib"The sooner children become acclimated to the water, the easier it is to teach them to swim. 'If you put kids who are three or four years old into the water for the first time, they're afraid,' King noted. 'But if you don't have to worry about that, you can actually get them working on skills.'" Read more in the Tribeca Trib Online »

P.S./I.S 276 Junior Varsity Basketball Team Wins Middle School League Title
eBroadsheet"P.S./I.S. 276's junior varsity basketball team, the Chargers, took the Lower Manhattan middle school league championship title on March 6." 
Read more in the Broadsheet Daily » 

Manhattan Youth fundraiser nets $75,000 toward Sandy repairs
DowntownExpress"On Feb. 28, more than 300 people partied at the Downtown Community Center, 120 Warren St., in space that had been flooded and turned to rubble by Superstorm Sandy. As guests descended two flights of stairs to the level where food was served, they passed a blue line painted on the wall showing the height of the water and a photograph of executive director, Bob Townley, looking at it in dismay." Read more in the Downtown Express »

Benefit with Friends - Manhattan Youth Raises Six Figures to Rehab Community Center
eBroadsheet"Last Thursday evening, the Manhattan Youth Community Center, which sustained more than $1 million in damage during Hurricane Sandy, hosted a gala soiree to raise funds for repairs." Read more in the Broadsheet Daily »

Good Day Cafe: Manhattan Youth Fundraiser
Chef David Bouley is helping rebuild the TriBeCa facility used by Manhattan Youth, the organization that runs all after school programs in NYC. Bouley is doing what he knows best to help: cooking. Read more on MyFoxNy »

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