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Virtual Resources For All Ages



Supported by NYC Service, GenerationNYC and CBK Associates, documentarNYC is a creative and meaningful way for youth to connect across NYC on their experiences right now: whether it’s the pandemic, ongoing civic activism surrounding systemic racism, or anything else that is relevant in their lives in this moment.
This “time capsule of now” gives youth a voice to what is primarily a narrative created by adults, and offers an innovative way to answer the question, “What are youth experiencing, thinking about and feeling?”
We hope you will join us to help spread the word to youth across NYC, and help build out a platform for youth to connect, share, and experience this moment together.

NYC Service is providing weekly adult info sessions about documentarNYC. During this 30-minute session, learn how to bring documentarNYC to youth you work with, of all ages, from 13-22. Find out how easily this can be for youth and adults to lead together, and to extend the opportunity for this experience across the city. Learn about documentarNYC online workshops youth can join.
Register below for a documentarNYC session:

Common Sense Education - Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.

Story Corps - StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations. Story Corps is for all age groups.

Start With A Book - Start with a Book offers parents, caregivers, summer program staff and librarians lots of engaging ideas for getting youth hooked on reading, exploring and learning all summer long — and beyond.

The Moth - Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. The Moth was founded by the novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer evenings in his native Georgia, when moths were attracted to the light on the porch where he and his friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales. The first New York Moth event was held in George’s living room and the story events quickly spread to larger venues throughout the city. The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school students and adults through their Education and Community Programs. Free podcasts are suitable for high school youth and adults.

The New York Times – The Learning Network - The Learning Network publishes about 1,000 teaching resources each school year, all based on using Times content — articles, essays, images, videos, graphics and podcasts — as teaching tools across subject areas. Most resources are free (only lesson plans are limited to five per month for nonsubscribers). The intended audience is middle and high school teachers and students (teenagers 13 and up). Nonetheless, content can be used by elementary school and college students as well since much of it is appropriate for both.

The Poetry Foundation - The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

The Poetry Foundation works to raise poetry to a more visible and influential position in our culture. The Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry. Poetry for all ages including podcasts are available.

TED - TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. Suitable for young adults and over. Transcripts in various languages are available.

Unite for Literacy - Unite for Literacy, pictures a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Click on a book and hear it narrated in English, Spanish, French, Somali, Arabic, American Sign Language and a wide range of other languages. Suitable for K through elementary school age youth.

YCteen - YCteen, founded in 1980, is a magazine written by New York City teens. It is published by Youth Communication, which provides powerful, teen-written stories to help educators and youth workers engage struggling youth. YCteen’s literacy-rich training model helps teachers, after-school workers, counselors, and other professionals to connect with the teens they serve and build their social and emotional learning skills. Suitable for middle through high school teens.

Youth Communication - Youth Communication provides powerful, teen-written stories and professional development to help educators and youth workers engage struggling youth. Their literacy-rich training model helps teachers, after-school workers, counselors, and other professionals to connect with the teens they serve and build their social and emotional learning skills. A wide range of curriculum guides are available.