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EDICT OF CYRUS

 HUMAN RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE

 “Cyrus the great, founder of the Persian Empire, pronounced an edict guaranteeing the rights and welfare of the Babylonians after he overthrew Babylon in 539 B.C. Many consider this to be the first declaration of human rights."

 
 
 
 
 

Our Summer Youth Program

 
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM
 
The Manhattan Multicultural Summer Youth Program (MMSY) brings together youths of different cultures, ethnicities, and faiths from around New York City area to provide opportunity to engage with one another and create an environment where people can share, respect, and value cultural differences.

 

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Through exposure to people of a diverse range of backgrounds, youths in the New York City area will gain a greater awareness, appreciation and understanding of one another’s differences and similarities. The MMSY program has proven to be of benefit in reducing racial, religious and intercultural tension.

Founded in 2003, Manhattan Multicultural Counseling (MMC NYC) aims at providing cultural competency programs and counseling services to adolescents and families in the New York City area.

New York City is a unique melting pot, which brings people from different regions of the United States and the world together. This social diversity allows many different perspectives, enriches our own experiences and provides an opportunity for us to deepen our understanding of other cultures and backgrounds.

William

In the school year, I was part of Bayside’s Leadership class, a special class that consisted of students that would come together early in the morning to discuss and plan most of the school’s events for the entire year....


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Emily

Before attending MMSY Program, I had already participated in several events this summer. I was in a production of Curtains at Broadway Workshop’s Children’s Musical Theater Festival program, New York Live Arts Center. In addition, I volunteered at the McCarton...


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Fernando

There was once a time of laziness, relaxation, and nothingness. That time was known as my summer before attending MMSY program, my life was marked by an absence of productivity and labor. Ever since the conclusion of my sophomore...


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Annique

I was so excited for the first day of the MMSY Program- I couldn’t wait to meet different high school students and college students from around New York City and not only learn about their cultures, but teach some of...


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Michael

The first time that I heard about MMSY program was when I was waiting for my mom to pick me up from school when I saw a sheet of paper of the program on the main office desk. When...


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ALL human beings are born FREE and EQUAL in dignity and rights. 

-Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 
 
 
 

 
 

According to Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities (adopted by General Assembly Resolution 47/135 of 18 December 1992)

“Article 4:4 --States should, where appropriate, take measures in the field of education, in order to encourage knowledge of the history, traditions, language and culture of minorities existing within their territory. Persons belonging to minorities should have adequate opportunities to gain knowledge of the society as a whole.”

 
 
 

“Tolerance:  Human beings must respect one another in all their diversity of belief, culture and language.  Differences within and between societies should be neither feared nor repressed, but cherished as a precious asset of humanity.”

-Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General, 2000