YO S.O.S. Archives

  • Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.) is a leadership development program for high school students who want to take a stand against violence. The 2016 cohort meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6pm in Crown Heights. Thus far, the youth organizers have been trained to develop deeper understanding of concepts of social justice, […]

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  • As part of our Anti-Gun Violence Youth Employment Program, the Mediation Center is launching a “Youth Blogger” series of special posts authored by youth interns in the program. Read the post below by Youth Blogger, Nazir. A socially conscious album I feel is relevant is J Cole’s 2014 “Forest Hills Drive,” which came out in […]

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  • As part of our Anti-Gun Violence Youth Employment Program, the Mediation Center is launching a “Youth Blogger” series of special posts authored by youth interns in the program. Read the post below by Youth Blogger, Dayania. As a youth intern, I recently participated in a yoga class at the Mediation Center. Yoga was interesting and a […]

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  • As part of our Anti-Gun Violence Youth Employment Program, the Mediation Center is launching a “Youth Blogger” series of special posts authored by youth interns in the program. Read our first post below by Youth Blogger, Jahnaia. “Flex is Kings” is a Brooklyn based documentary. Starring street performers who dance in venues throughout the state, […]

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  • Happy Giving Tuesday! Meet Robert, one of the young people interning with S.O.S. and the Mediation Center. Robert comes to the Mediation Center for many things – to take part in our anti-violence campaigns, to participate in community building events, to receive employment assistance and college planning help, and for a safe space to spend […]

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  • Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.) is the youth mobilization branch of S.O.S. This October, the new cohort of youth organizers launched with a total of 24 participants. The Youth Organizers hail from many different neighborhoods in Brooklyn including Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, East Flatbush, Brownsville, and East New York, and represent 14 different high schools. This fall the […]

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  • The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is seeking a Youth Programs Assistant to support youth-focused programs including Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.), the Anti-Gun Violence Youth Employment Program (AGVYEP), the Arts to End Violence Festival, and additional school and community-based workshops and presentations. Read more and apply here: http://www.courtinnovation.org/employment/youth-programs-assistant The Crown Heights Community Mediation […]

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  • Looking for something to do after school? Trying to build your resume for college or just stay busy rather than bored? Hoping to meet new friends and build new skills? Want to make a difference in your community and become a stronger leader? Check out our new list of free programs in Brooklyn and Manhattan. […]

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  • On Thursday, September 17th, over 300 people gathered on Kingston Ave and Eastern Parkway to march for peace. The “Peace Over Violence” march was organized by S.O.S. Brooklyn in collaboration with the Office of Council Member Laurie Cumbo and the Office of Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams in conjunction with numerous local officials, faith-based leaders, and […]

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  • On Saturday, August 29th, Kingston Avenue brought out over 500 neighbors and supporters for the first ever Back to School Play Street event.  In partnership with the Senator Hamilton’s office, Uncommon Schools, and Redemption Inc, the Play Street featured more than 30 organizations leading tabling activities as well as a full size basketball hoop, a huge bouncy […]

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