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Dunk for Adoption
A dozen people, dressed as penguins, participated in the Second Annual Dunk-a-Thon hosted by You Gotta Believe!, a teen agency based in New York City that is dedicated to finding permanent families for local teens. (read the story...)

NYC Native Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
Author Walter Dean Myers, who grew up in Harlem, assumed the two-year post of National Ambassador for Young People's Literature just after the New Year, choosing “Reading is Not Optional” as the banner for his platform. (read the story...)

Ali Forney Center Kicks Off 10th Year with $500,000 Grant
The Ali Forney Center kicks off its 10th year with a grant of $500,000 that will help build the nation's first 24-hour drop-in service center for homeless LGBT youth. (read the story...)

A Cause To Celebrate
Build-A-Bear and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital teamed up with the New York Giants to host a benefit that really gave cause to celebrate. (read the story...)

Gold Material Expands To Kips Bay
Gold Material Montessori School, founded in 2004 as an independent private school, has expanded to three locations, the newest of which is opening in Kips Bay this month. Registration for Gold Material Montessori School in Kips Bay is open now and is ongoing. (read the story...)

No Name, No Rules, Just Art
This fall, for the first time in the history of In The Making, the Museum of Modern Art’s popular and competitive free art program for teens, the museum offered a class with no rules and no agenda, fittingly calling it “A Class With No Name.” (read the story...)

Swedish Style in NYC
Polarn O. Pyret, a clothing store founded in Sweden in 1976, recently opened two retail outlets in Manhattan. The new stores are located at 200 Chambers Street and 428 Columbus Avenue. (read the story...)

Kids, Meet Billy
Inside Broadway celebrated its 30th anniversary with an interactive "Creating the Magic" workshop that introduced the magic of "Billy Elliot the Musical" to 1,000 NYC public school students. (read the story...)

First Lady Honors NYC Youth Programs
The First Lady honored two New York City youth programs with the National Arts and Humanities award to recognize their effectiveness in helping to engage young people in the arts and humanities. (read the story...)

Former Professional Soccer Player Offers Private Group Classes
Sign kids up to learn soccer from one of the best—a former professional soccer player from Argentina who now offers private group classes anywhere in NYC. (read the story...)

REI Opens First NYC Location in SoHo
REI, a specialist in the great outdoors, will launch its first New York City location in SoHo's historic Puck Building before the end of the year. (read the story...)

Boot Camp for New Dads Launches in NYC
New Dads Boot Camp offers workshops for expectant fathers, facilitating frank discussions on fatherhood and teaching dads-to-be how to care for their kids with guidance from veteran dads. (read the story...)

Kidberry Expands to New Space in Harlem
Kidberry, a learning and developmental play center for children in Harlem, offers some of the only classes of its kind in the neighborhood. (read the story...)

Justin Tuck and Peanuts Characters Teach Manhattan Students About Good Oral Hygiene Just Before Halloween
NFL star Justin Tuck joined Peanuts characters at P.S. 19 in Manhattan to help announce the MetLife Foundation's $1.1 million donation to two important dental care and oral health initiatives for children and families in New York City and beyond. (read the story...)

Father Knows Best Kicks Off in New York City
Former NBA all-star Allan Houston, now the current assistant general manager of the New York Knicks, his father Coach Wade Houston, and iStar Charity Shootout host the kick-off event to the Five Borough Basketball Tour in New York City for fathers and sons and mentors and mentees, stressing the importance of having a strong, male role model in a child's life. (read the story...)

Downtown Dance Factory Opens Four Studios in Tribeca
Downtown Dance Factory's new Tribeca studios now offer every style of dance classes for kids and adults, including tap, hip hop, jazz, and Zumba. (read the story...)

77Kids Opens New Store in Times Square
American Eagle's children's brand, 77Kids, opened a store in Times Square full of stylish threads and fun techie extras worthy of its NYC digs. (read the story...)

Addams Family Inspires Kids to Take Pledge to Celebrate Diversity
Cast members of the family musical, The Addams Family, encourage middle school students to take the No Snap Judgments pledge at the New York Institute of Technology as part of the social acceptance initiative. (read the story...)

Apply Now for Parents As Arts Partners at Your School
The Center for Arts Education has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 Parents As Arts Partners program, which is focused on the twin goals of increasing parent engagement in public schools and providing quality arts programming for students and their families. (read the story...)

NYU Langone Medical Center Receives $50 Million to Build New Children's Hospital
The Hassenfeld family has donated $50 million to NYU Langone Medical Center to fund the creation of the Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, a dedicated children's hospital scheduled to be built on the East Side of Manhattan. (read the story...)

Riana Shah: At 18, a Champion of Social Change
Riana Shah, an 18-year-old graduate of Bard High School Early College in New York City, received the 2011 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for the organization she created to bring educational and social change to her native India. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Author Releases Second Children's Book on NYC Architecture
Brooklyn author Isabel Hill has released a second picture book, "Building Stories," that teaches kids the stories behind some of New York City's most interesting buildings. (read the story...)

New York City Libraries Announce New Chapter Program to Waive Young Patrons' Late Fees
New York City’s three library systems are teaming up to give children and teens across the five boroughs the opportunity to eliminate their prior fines and fees and regain their library privileges in the joint New Chapter program, which launched September 22 and runs through October 31. (read the story...)

Hannah Montana Star Jason Earles Teaches Kids' Acting Class in NYC
Disney Channel star Jason Earles, best known for playing Miley Cyrus' older brother Jackson Stewart in the Hannah Montana series and star of the new hit series Kickin' It, stopped in New York City for a one-day Hannah Montana-themed workshop at A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens. (read the story...)

Grow to Learn Awards 36 Grants to NYC School Gardens
GrowNYC and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City today announced $59,044 in mini-grant funding awarded to 36 public and charter schools looking to build, maintain, or expand their garden programs. These mini-grants, in amounts up to $2,000, are part of Grow to Learn: Citywide School Gardens Initiative. (read the story...)


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