Greenberg and Plunkett Announce New Youth Services Planning Group
WHITE PLAINS: Over 150 young people, parents, youth program staff and friends gathered on the plaza in front of the Westchester County Courthouse Wednesday, July 22, 2015 to highlight the potential of local young people and salute community-based youth programs. Co-sponsored by Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) and the Campaign for Kids, the rally offered opportunities to acknowledge the important role played by County-supported community youth programs, which provide positive development opportunities to young people, complementing the education and activities provided by families, schools, and faith-based organizations.
Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett joined Cora Greenberg, executive director of WCA and chair of the Campaign for Kids, in announcing the formation of a new Youth Services Planning Group, which will review, evaluate, and make recommendations to improve the process of assessing the needs of youth, setting funding priorities, and awarding contracts. “The new planning process will help Westchester County allocate tax dollars to effective, high-quality programs that meet the greatest needs of our county’s young people,” said Plunkett.
Greenberg agreed, noting that “WCA and the Campaign for Kids look forward to working with the County Administration, the Board of Legislators and other stakeholders to achieve common goals in a fair, transparent and responsible way.” The planning group is expected to convene for the first time in the fall.