youth

Depression
March 05, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is a growing amount of young people who have been diagnosed with depression. Some argue whether these are new cases of depression or quite simply...
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After multiple shootings in Southwest Philadelphia in recent weeks that involved teenagers, an emergency community meeting was held Thursday night to bring attention to the issue, including how to prevent youth gun violence in the future.
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Andrew Kramer
February 21, 2019 - 9:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been a violent few weeks in Southwest Philadelphia. Several teenagers were either killed or badly injured in shootings. So Philadelphia police and community leaders joined forces Thursday night to address the issue. "Basically we're having a meeting for a call...
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Philadelphia Assistant District Attorneys have been trained and are applying policies to help rehabilitate - rather than incarcerate - children in the criminal justice system.
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John McDevitt
February 06, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Assistant District Attorneys have been trained and are applying policies to help rehabilitate - rather than incarcerate - children in the criminal justice system. "If I act out, they would put my hands behind my back and throw me on the floor," said Lilly...
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Independence Hall
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John McDevitt
January 04, 2019 - 3:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the partial government shutdown extends to another week, one youth organization plans to help affected national parks, including Independence National Historical Park. Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) will be picking up trash in five national parks...
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Tinamarie Russel, Zaire Baxter and Jamar Johnson and Zakeem Davis.
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Shara Dae Howard
November 05, 2018 - 8:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One North Philadelphia community center is teaching youth the importance of land, business and agriculture. North Central CDC, a registered community organization in the heart of North Philadelphia, started the Stretch and Fly Business Garden, a mentoring program...
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Shara Dae Howard
November 04, 2018 - 10:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia youth center, that serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in our area, celebrated more than two decades of service during a fundraising gala Saturday evening. The Attic Youth Center, located at 255 S. 16th street, began in 1993 as a small...
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LGBTQ youth are at a higher risk of being bullied than their heterosexual counterparts.
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Shara Dae Howard
October 29, 2018 - 8:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — LGBTQ youth are at a higher risk of being bullied than their heterosexual counterparts. As one staff member at a local youth center told KYW Newsradio, he says he especially understands the youth walking through his office doors. Donald Jackson with the Attic Youth...
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The Attic Youth Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary serving Philadelphia's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth.
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Shara Dae Howard
October 26, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Attic Youth Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary serving Philadelphia's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth. For a quarter of a century, the Attic Youth Center has served more than 20,000 LGBTQ youth in the area and Executive Director and...
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What are the laws about plane tickets for unaccompanied minors?
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October 25, 2018 - 4:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - - What are the laws about plane tickets for unaccompanied minors? Passengers on a Frontier Airlines flight to Orlando in July were diverted to Atlanta due to bad weather. It wasn't until 2:00 a.m. that the airline decided...
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Reid Snyder was honored by the National Liberty Museum with a Young Heroes Award for convincing her city council to build a community skating rink.
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Antionette Lee
August 09, 2018 - 7:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the 18th year, the National Liberty Museum honored young people who show leadership, courage and care for their community. One of the 14 who were given Young Heroes Awards is Reid Snyder, who is the only girl on her ice hockey team. At age 10, she convinced her...
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