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March 11, 2021
On March 11, Policy and Advocacy Associate Daryl Hornick-Becker delivered testimony on efforts needed to support essential youth programming at the Youth Services Committee hearing on the FY 2022 Preliminary Budget.
Daryl called on the City administration and City Council to make robust investments in the youth services sector, beginning with summer supports, in order to promote the health, wellbeing and recovery for children and youth. His recommendations included restoring investments and adding baseline funding to summer camps for middle-school students; investing in the Summer Youth Employment Program while expanding access and participation; and supporting Learning Bridges programs and improving the program staff clearance process to better support providers.