County Youth Participate in State Legislative Day

February 10, 2016 Updated: February 18, 2016

Members of several Orange County youth groups met with state representatives in Albany on Legislative Day.

Young people met with Senators Bill Larkin and John Bonacic, and Assembly representatives Aileen Gunther and James Skoufis on Feb. 9 to share their experiences in youth programs.

They also took the opportunity to advocate for continued funding toward positive youth programs that operate through the state’s youth bureau system.

The youth groups that participated included the county Youth Bureau’s Youth Advisory Board, Safe Homes of Orange County, Town of Wallkill Police Youth Coalition, Junior Leadership Orange, and the Middletown Mayor’s Youth Council.

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