“The announcement of the Summer Youth Employment Program’s expansion to record numbers this year is a relief for thousands of families who rely on City programming to keep their children engaged in opportunities that will nurture their professional development while strengthening our communities. These are the critical investments that will provide meaningful alternatives to young New Yorkers while curbing gun and gang violence,” said Council Member Farah N.
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NEW YORK, NY — Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn), a member of the Council Committee on Youth Services, issued the following statement after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced budget cuts to the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).
STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS
“Amid a health and economic crisis, New Yorkers are in need of access to vital services and opportunities.