Hello class my name is Jesus Santos and I am a Communication and Design who is interning for the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council located in 59-03 Summerfield St, Ridgewood, NY 11385.  The GRYC is a not-for-profit, organization that focuses on education, counseling, truancy prevention, job preparation and employment opportunities. The GRYC currently serves over 6,000 children and families annually and are always excited to welcome new members to our family. The GRYC has been around since 1980. Their mission is to improve improve the quality of life for youths and families in the borough of Queens through service. I work directly with one of the sites promoting the site with various forms of design work such as fundraisers, promotional posters, and slideshows promoting the site.

Article 1 : http://www.qchron.com/editions/queenswide/vandal-wrecks-flag-made-by-gryc-teens/article_4542e394-f36f-5ace-8486-202c4bfc839d.html

  • The article was speaking on how teenagers from the GRYC program were tasked by Assemblyman Mike Miller to create something beautiful for the 75th Ave underpass in Glendale. They teenagers painted a beautiful american flag on 20 foot piece of wood. Unfortunately the beautiful piece that was hung up on the wall in the underpass was vandalized and ruined. In addition to destroying the art, they also destroyed the artists names who participated in the project.

Article 2 : To sum the article up, it basically speaks about how successful the GRYC’s Summer Employment Program is. They went from providing jobs to 300 youths, to now providing more than 900 youths jobs.  The article speaks of one youth who started at age 14 and they are still working there at the age of 29. But one of the issues they are having is that they don’t have enough funding to place these youths where they want to work.