A Letter To The Owner of Proof Restaurant

Posted by on August 11th, 2011

Do you honestly think that a youth engagement event was the cause of the current bedlam in London? Forgive the pun – but do you have any “proof” of that?

NYRA Defeats Giant

Posted by on March 24th, 2011

Earlier in the week, I, NYRA board member Nigel Jones, tried to buy breakfast (the most important meal of the day, mind you) at our local grocery store, Giant Foods. As I was asking the baker for my morning muffin, one Giant employee, Stephen Schneider told me to get out the store. Schneider scoffed that […]

Mall Plans To Restrict Teens’ Access

Posted by on August 1st, 2010

Ugh, yet another mall banning teens. Where do they expect teens to go? This is ageist segregation, nothing more. It was once a rite of passage for many teens, hanging out at the mall, but that may soon become a thing of the past.Tri-County Mall is the latest to restrict teens’ access during certain hours. […]

Crazy Ray’s Subpoenaed

Posted by on July 22nd, 2010

NYRA has been involved in an anti-discrimination campaign against Joe Duff of Crazy Ray’s Junkyard in Maryland. Crazy Ray’s has a policy, stated clearly on their website and at their store locations that they do not allow anyone under 18 to enter. In fact, at the Crazy Ray’s website “You must be over 18 to […]

The Endless Crazy Ray’s Campaign

Posted by on March 22nd, 2010

NYRA is deeply invested in addressing real-life instances of discrimination. For more than a year, NYRA staff has been involved in pursuing a discrimination complaint against Crazy Ray’s Autoparts, a small chain of autosalvage yards located in Maryland. The complaint stems from a policy that prohibits the entry of persons under 18 into the yards. […]

Anti-Age Discrimination Campaign in High Gear

Posted by on February 18th, 2009

NYRA is renewing its efforts to combat age discrimination against youth in business. We had many successes this past fall in getting businesses to change discriminatory policies, so we’re revving up this campaign again and are hoping to achieve an even higher level of success in the coming months. NYRA is aggressively going after businesses […]

Big Business:Ageist

Posted by on February 3rd, 2009

The other day I was perusing the aisles of Wal-Mart, walking though the aisles until I found my self in an aisle filled with vitamins and supplements. I wasn’t looking for anything but I looked around anyways, and something caught my attention.  Right at eye level, there was a bright orange package reading “One-a-day Teen […]

NYRA’s Anti Age Discrimination Campaign Making Waves

Posted by on October 16th, 2008

NYRA has renewed its campaign to end age discrimination in businesses, with several victories already in the past few weeks. The primary focus of the campaign so far has been in Maryland, though efforts are also underway in Michigan and Florida. In the area of age discrimination in business, Maryland state law is clearly on […]

NYRA Gets the Word Out

Posted by on September 11th, 2008

NYRA has already gotten media publicity on the drinking age in the past month since the creation of the Amethyst Initiative. Vice President Stefan Muller did a radio interview in San Francisco on August 19 and Executive Director Alex Koroknay-Palicz made radio appearances in Pittsburgh on August 19 and Raleigh, NC on August 20. During […]

New Chapter in New Jersey Successfully Desegregates McDonald’s

Posted by on April 4th, 2008

A recently formed NYRA chapter in New Jersey, NYRA-Bergen County, headed by high school junior Eric Kim, scored a victory in the fight against age discrimination by successfully desegregating a local McDonald’s restaurant. Late last year, the restaurant implemented and began enforcing a policy restricting one of their cash registers to customers 21 years old […]

NYRA’s mission centers on challenging age discrimination against young people, both in law and in attitudes and supporting the basic freedoms afforded to young Americans in the Bill of Rights.