The Elmhurst, Queens workshop was held at SAYA! (South Asian Youth Action). SAYA! serves young people with roots in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Guyana, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Trinidad. The vibrant nonprofit is located in the basement of a church in Elmhurst, Queens. These stories were awarded the National Coming Up Taller Award at a White House Ceremony in recognition of outstanding arts and humanities programs for children.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Amina isn't proud of it, but she readily admits that she gossips a lot.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Like a lot of teenagers, Yesica has spent hours and hours online, mostly chatting to her friends, some of whom lived only blocks away.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Wen moved to the United States from China in 2001 and she hasn't returned since.
Monday, February 20, 2006
Neil had a dream like that so powerful and intense that it set him on a months-long journey to perfect the art of lucid dreaming.
Friday, February 24, 2006
Just three out of every million Americans are diagnosed each year with a potentially fatal blood disease called Aplastic Anemia. Edward was one of them.