14Y Staff

Celebrating International Day of Friendship

| WED, JUL 28, 2021

  Today is International Day of Friendship, a day to celebrate the idea that friendship between peoples, cultures, and individuals can build bridges between communities. The 14th Street Y embodies…

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Preschool in a Pandemic

| THU, APR 08, 2021

On February 16th, 2021, National Public Radio’s Education Team sent out a call on Twitter to teachers to tell their stories about teaching throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. I sent a…

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Building an Inclusive New York Together

| SAT, MAR 27, 2021

March is National Development Disabilities Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people…

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Sharing Joy and Laughter on International Day of Happiness

| SAT, MAR 20, 2021

I love laughter. I love to make people laugh, and I love to laugh. Some of the memories I cherish most are memories of laughter with friends and loved ones.…

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Hilarious Food Experiences on National Let’s Laugh Day

| FRI, MAR 19, 2021

National Let’s Laugh Day is a reminder that we all need humor in our lives. It’s boring being serious all the time, and it’s wonderful to laugh as much as…

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Special People with Developmental Disabilities in the Arts

| SAT, MAR 13, 2021

Having a developmental disability can be a challenge and a blessing. A multitude of people with developmental disabilities have left a huge impact on others. The individuals I would like…

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Kindness Brings People Together

| WED, FEB 17, 2021

Being kind to others is very important, not just because it’s something we all need, but also because kindness brings people together. National Random Acts of Kindness Day is an…

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Creating Something Truly Magical

| SUN, DEC 20, 2020

Hello 14Y community! I am so excited to say “hi” and to join the 14th Street Y Preschool team! My name is Ari and I am a painter, illustrator, and…

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Building Inclusive Communities

| THU, DEC 03, 2020

My name is Jacob Waltuck, and my friend Jacob Ross and I interviewed each other in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is December 3. Both of…

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14Y Staff Recipes: Thanksgiving Edition

| FRI, NOV 20, 2020

The 14th Street Y wishes you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! This year’s Thanksgiving will not be like previous years’ in that we may not be able to celebrate…

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