The New York state Legislature has passed a bill aimed at protecting children from addictive social media feeds by allowing parents to block algorithm-suggested posts. Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to sign the bill into law. The legislation, which addresses concerns about social media’s impact on children’s mental health, would prevent platforms from showing suggested […]

As we enter into Spring and then Summer seasons where the weather heats up and we head to pools and beaches one swim instructor wants parents to be mindful of swimsuit colors. According to an article in the New York Post, an infant swim instructor is warning parents certain colors of blue on swimsuits can […]

The City of Rochester held a press conference Wednesday for young people in the community to get them more involved in programs. The press conference was about the opportunities available for youth in the community that are meaningful and help build skills in leadership. The city is asking young people to get more involved in […]

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Pennsylvania made an interesting move to ban unaccompanied minors from their establishment. The Chick-fil-A location in Royersford, Pennsylvania announced via social media going forward they are banning children 16 and under. The restaurant said they are tired of rowdy kids acting recklessly inside the location. According to the post on Facebook […]

At the Carter Street R-Center in Rochester, children ages three to 16 gather at the gym to play soccer in a free program. Led by Coach Hernan “Eski” Escalante. Kids learn how to shoot, score, life skills like discipline and accountable in the classroom.  The program is open to all kids in Monroe County and […]

According to Deloitte’s 2022 back-to-school survey, back-to-school shopping is the second largest spend for families annually, behind the holidays. Parents plan to spend $661 per child, on average, for back-to-school shopping this year, up 8% from 2021 and 27% from 2019. Clothing and accessories lead the increase, costing 18% more this year on average. School […]

If you have been wondering what you can do to impact the lives of young people in the city we have some information for you. This upcoming school year there is an opportunity for you to mentor a student. The Rochester City School District is looking for Black and Latino professionals to be a mentor […]

The 2022 Summer Food Service Program provided by New York State Education Department will begin in July. Free meals will be provided to over 400,000 children in New York. The free meals will be available at parks, libraries, camps, recreation centers, and schools across the state. There will be 3,000 sites statewide that will serve […]

Keep an eye on this new bill for social media addiction that passed the state Assembly in California. It passed earlier this week and says parents of kids under 18 would be able to sue platforms like Tik Tok for up to $25,000 for their kids addiction. The new bill says kids under 18 who […]

Rochester native Christine Wilson started Touch the Sky Non-Profit Organization to expand the cultural horizons of local kids. On Sunday Jazzy T attended the organization’s fundraiser Believe in Yourself Brunch.     The event brought together Black-owned business owners to network and support each other. Comedian Yolanda Smilez hosted the brunch, while performers from Mentoring […]

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