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

Arverne Cancer Support Group Hosts Cancer Walk

October 9, 2017

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King The Arverne Cancer Support Group began during cancer awareness month…

Youth Rally to End School Policing

October 9, 2017

On Friday, September 22nd, youth gathered on the steps of the Department of Education in Manhattan to demand that the DOE end arrests and summonses in schools, divest from school…

Rockaway Represented in Speaker’s Race

October 9, 2017

In New York City, the mayor is regarded as the most powerful political player. Mayor de Blasio has had this distinction for the past four years and is looking to…

Still Here: Superstorm Sandy 5 Years Later

October 9, 2017

As our community prepares to observe the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the Rockaway Advocate got a chance to speak to Khaleel Anderson, a current Queens College student and resident…

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) English

October 9, 2017

What do you do when you are an incompetent president with zero legislative wins? You try to implement bigoted policies to appease your base without thinking those policies through. This…

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Spanish

October 9, 2017

¿Qué haces cuando eres un presidente incompetente que tiene cero victorias legislativas? Pues, intentas implementar pólizas discriminatorias para complacer a tu base, obviamente sin pensar en la ramificaciones de la…

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