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 alyshajonson@rytf.org.

Locally Sourced Hot Sauce is Coming to Queens!

June 24, 2017

  Queens, New York— On June 22, 2017, Small Axe Peppers unveiled its latest venture, Queens 7 Hot Sauce, during a community kickoff event at the Queens Botanical Gardens. Small…

Free College For All? What the Excelsior Scholarship Means for New York Families

June 23, 2017

Over the past few months, New York has been recognized for its trailblazing free tuition plan. Unlike other states who’ve offered free community college to its residents, New York is…

Honoring a Hero: Remembering the Life of Manny Fiallo Jr.

May 30, 2017

Laws, borderlines, and government create cities and towns. However, it’s people who create and sustain communities. Manny Fiallo Jr. was one of those people for Far Rockaway. Manny passed away…

A Letter To My Son

May 2, 2017

Dear Adrian, When I found out that I was going to be a father, I knew my life was going to change, but aside from the obvious responsibilities that come…

“Get Out” Movie Review

March 13, 2017

***This post contains spoilers about “Get Out” (surprise, surprise). If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I suggest that you head to your nearest theater ASAP and watch it, then come…

Black Lives Matter Demonstration at Scholars’ Academy

March 9, 2017

Black Lives Matter Demonstration at Scholars’ Academy Queens, New York— On Friday, March 10, 2017, students participated in a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration at Scholars’ Academy in Queens, NY.…

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