Home New York National Sports Calendar

Fight continues for summer youth funding

Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like Caribbean Life on Facebook.

Brooklyn Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene continues his long fight for summer youth funding.

On Monday, Eugene, chairman of the City Council’s Youth Services Committee, was joined by his colleagues, as well as youth advocates from throughout New York City, in rallying on the steps of City Hall to save summer programs for 34,000 children.

For months, Eugene said he has been rallying to save summer programs for middle school students, urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to “restore this crucial funding and make youth programs a priority.

“Nothing should be more important than investing in our youth,” Eugene said. “We must continue to fight for this crucial funding, but, as we get closer to summer, we get farther away from making these summer programs a reality.

“Providers need ample time to prepare for camp, and so the funding must be immediately restored before it’s too late,” he added.

Eugene said he was very pleased with his colleagues’ support for these programs.

“This is such an important issue to the New York City Council, and I’m pleased to have the tremendous support of so many of my colleagues, including those who attended my press conferences and those who have signed on to the numerous letters I have sent to Mayor de Blasio calling for more funding for youth programs,” he said.

In addition to advocating for summer programs for middle school students, Eugene said he is also pushing for more funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) for teenagers and young adults.

Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like Caribbean Life on Facebook.

Reader feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not CaribbeanLifeNews.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to CaribbeanLifeNews.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.