The Rockaway Advocate

The Rockaway Advocate is a two-part project that gives RYTF members the opportunity to engage seriously with the media. The first part is the RYTF Blog. The online blog gives RYTF a chance to add to commentary on current events and related topics at an organizational level. The second part is a monthly newspaper written by RYTF youth with the support of RYTF staff. Both projects serve to give members and organizers a platform to dissect and share information in our community through a structured program. The program also allows RYTF youth to gain useful skills in journalism and reporting. If you are interested in learning more or writing for The Rockaway Advocate, please contact

Rockaway Press Conference To Denounce Racial Slurs

October 18, 2017

On Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6pm, the Rockaway Youth Task Force (RYTF) will host a press conference to demand that the NYPD identify and take action against those responsible…

Participatory Budgeting Season Begins

October 9, 2017

The Participatory Budgeting season in NYC has officially begun. Every year, City Council Members receive several million dollars in discretionary funding from the city to use to improve their districts.…

How Can We Help Democracy?

October 9, 2017

Democracies don’t form overnight. They occur when the masses join together and demand to be heard. In fact, a democracy is the result of a belief that all individuals in…

“IT” Movie Review

October 9, 2017

Depending on who you ask, clowns are either whimsical laughable characters, or the human embodiment of the word “creepy”. Very few fall in between. After watching the second screen adaptation…

Mayoral Race

October 9, 2017

This year, republican candidate Nicole Malliotakis will be challenging incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio for the most powerful political position in NYC. An Assemblywoman from Staten Island, Malliotakis is a…

Rockaway Youth Task Force Crab Boil Success

October 9, 2017

On Saturday, September 9th, the Rockaway Youth Task Force invited the community to celebrate a fantastic growing season at their Annual Farm Dinner Fundraiser. This year’s Crab Boil was a…

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