School Superintendents Join Campaign To Restore Youth Program Funding
October 2, 2012
Press Conference – Tuesday, October 2, 11 a.m.
(Long Island, NY) A press conference with school superintendents and youth services supporters, to be held Tuesday, October 2, at Gateway Youth Outreach in Elmont, NY.
The press conference will announce a new campaign, launched by the Coalition of Nassau County Youth Agencies – “Nassau County Fights for Youth and Families.” This is an all-out effort to reinstate contracts and fund youth services programs that were cut or eliminated from the Nassau County budget on July 6, 2012. Many programs have been severely cut and some agencies have closed. Many families are in crisis due to a lack of access to clinical intervention and Nassau County communities are at risk to increased gang activity and violence.
CNCYA President Peter Levy will join school superintendents David Weiss, Long Beach; Dr. Patricia Garcia, Hempstead; Dr. Michael Nagler, Mineola; Al Harper, Elmont; Charles Sulc, Massapequa; Mary A. Lagnado, Westbury; Dr. William Lloyd, Uniondale, Dr. Thomas Dolan, Great Neck, and Tom Bruno Executive Director of the Hicksville Boys & Girls Club to introduce the collaborative campaign and emphasize the need to reinstate programs for youth including counseling; tutoring; crisis intervention; family support; after school; evening and weekend programs; gang Intervention; pregnancy prevention; substance abuse prevention/treatment programs.