College. For the past 4 years of my high school career, the word has been held over my head like a warning. Walking in on my first day of high school, I was assured that in 1,459 days’ time I would be prepared for the expectations and responsibilities that attending a higher institution of learning […]Read more "Kadidiatou: Four Years Later"
Hello everyone! Over the past few days I have been busy with school, the SAT and so much more, but I love to just relax here and there with a couple my friends. Of course I try my best to make time for everything! School has been tough. It’s stressful especially with the SAT coming […]Read more "Nafi: SATs, Youth Fellows and Conferences"
March 14, 9:50 AM The room bustles with excited conversation. It seems as if every other desk has a poster on it, each resembling the other, covered with the words “enough,” “guns” and “violence.” A lesson isn’t exactly being taught, but the teacher at the front of the room pretends to babble on about the […]Read more "Kadidiatou: #NeverAgain"
Hey everyone, it’s been half a year! I bet everyone must have something exciting going on in their lives after YASI 2017 has ended. I am currently taking an elective creative writing class and my experience from YASI has made this class trouble-free. A lot of our activities in this class are similar to what […]Read more "Kelvin: Creative Writing, Singing and Advocacy After YASI"
The summer right before my first semester at college was spent interning at YASI. YASI was one of the best work experiences that I have had so far and has helped me greatly with the transition into college. I am currently a freshman at Seton Hall University who began as a Biology major. I am […]Read more "Elizabeth: How My YASI Experience Has Helped Me in College"
Hey everyone! Ever since YASI ended, I have been going back to school and starting my job at BCA (the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association), teaching kids. The school site I was placed in had relatively new staff, so everyone was easy to get along with and fun. I had my own class of second graders with a […]Read more "Elva brings advocacy skills learned at YASI to her new job"
Hey guys! My name is Aileen, I’m 16 years old, and a current senior at Brooklyn College Academy High School. Over the summer I had the pleasure of interning at the Youth Advocacy Summer Institute, and being a part of YASI 2017 was a truly amazing experience that I will definitely never forget. When I […]Read more "Aileen’s Pursuit of a Career in Immigration Law"