Radio Rookies held its second Staten Island workshop in collaboration with Eye Openers, a youth anti-violence program started by Project Hospitality. Eye Openers bridges ethnic tensions in the area and hosts a number of community service projects and after-school activities. All six of the New Brighton Rookies are active in Eye Openers and have been outspoken youth leaders fighting for immigrant rights and against violence in their neighborhood. These stories won both a National Edward R. Murrow Award for feature reporting and a Regional Murrow Award for writing.

What about Me, Uncle Sam?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Christian is 15 years-old and grew up in New York City. But he is an undocumented Meixcan immigrant. 

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Feeling Ugly Inside

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

When Marie resolved to lose 40 pounds last summer, she thought that would be the end of her struggles with self-esteem.

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One Atheist, 14 Catholics

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sonia is the only atheist among her parent’s 13 children—a fact that often leaves her feeling misunderstood and tired of explaining.


The Second Mom

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sara Martinez assumes a lot of responsibility in her family.