March 14, 2022
By: Rebecca Charles
On March 14, 2022, Rebecca Charles, Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York Policy and Advocacy Associate, submitted testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Youth Services Preliminary Budget Hearing. The testimony highlights the challenges that New York City’s youth services sector currently faces, while applauding the Preliminary Budget’s historic investments into youth services. Rebecca stresses the need to invest in youth programming, community schools, student mental health supports, and the youth services workforce in order to ensure that young people have the resources and supports to thrive year-round.