Issues: Youth

Section Five Football Hall of Fame Dedication

On Saturday, March 26th, I had the opportunity to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, a ceremony to dedicate the new Section Five Football Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is now located permanently at Sahlen's Stadium (formerly PAETEC Park) in downtown Rochester. Past student-athletes, contributors, administrators, and officials are honored in the hall. Section Five will induct the 2011 Hall of Fame Class at a ceremony next Thursday night, April 7th. For more information, visit www.sectionv.org/football. Here, I am pictured with Dick Cerone, Chairman of Section Five Football.

March 31, 2011
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Nicholas Cooper Arieno Achieves Rank of Eagle Scout

Senator Robach pictured with Joel Morris (front left), Nicholas Cooper Arieno (center), Scoutmaster John Yeara (back right), and Town of Greece Councilman Kirk Morris (front right). Nicholas achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 5. His Court of Honor Ceremony was held earlier in March.

March 30, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses Youth Build Program With Participants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of meeting participants of Northeast Parent & Child Society’s Youth Build program on March 16th in Albany. According to Northeast Parent & Child Society’s website, Youth Build is a "12-month program that helps young adults ages 18 to 24 from Schenectady County earn a GED while getting paid to build affordable housing. Participants receive six months of classroom instruction and onsite construction training and six months of job placement and support services." Senator Farley discussed the importance of the Youth Build program with Tabatha Cole, Carlton Thompson, Kevin Phipps, Elise Martin and Rebecca Ilowiecki.

March 28, 2011
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Sen. Klein & Public Health Advocates Unveil Plan to Combat Underage 'Alcopop' Abuse

Plan Comes Amid Evidence that Minors Continue to Have Access to Four Loko and Similar High Alcohol Drinks

NEW YORK, NY  – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), chairman of the Senate Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee, was joined by public health advocates from across New York Sunday to unveil plans to crack down on easy access that minors have to Four Loko and similar high-alcohol malted beverages.

March 27, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 25th

Here is my community connection for the week ending Friday, March 25th. In this week's edition, I had the honor of hosting a "Youth of the Year" in Albany this week, my legislatively speaking column looks at diving New York into two seperate states along with initiative and referendum, and some great events taking place over the next week. Click the pdf link below to view it in full screen.

March 25, 2011
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Senator Robach Welcomes "Youth of the Year"

On Tuesday, March 22nd, Senator Robach welcomed Sara J. Carroll to his Albany Legislative Office. Carrol, a resident of Rochester, was the recipient of a Boys and Girls Club of Rochester "Youth of the Year" award.

March 24, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Schenectady's Youth of the Year


State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of chatting with Shaylia Thomas of Schenectady on March 22nd when he honored her in Albany for being a two-time winner of the Schenectady Boys and Girls Club’s Youth of the Year award. The Senator met her last year when she won the honor for 2010. They discussed her plans for attending Cazenovia College in the fall when he honored her this week for being the 2011 winner.

March 23, 2011
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Boys & Girl Club award winners from WNY

Molly from Elma, Senator Gallivan, Paige from Holland, & Elizabeth from East Aurora

March 23, 2011
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Gabe Dalmath Memorial Walk Raises Money for Camp Northpoint

On Sunday morning, March 20th, Senator Robach spoke to participants at the 8th Annual Gabe Dalmath Memorial Walk to benefit Camp Northpoint. Money raised will help improve the 48-acre YMCA camp that kids from kindergarten through ninth grade can attend. Over 200 people took part in the walk at the Mall at Greece Ridge.

March 23, 2011
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Greece Athena Basketball Coach Debuts New Book

On Saturday, March 19th, Senator Robach spoke at Greece Athena High School, where boys basketball head coach Jim Johnson debuted his new book, "A Coach and A Miracle". The book discusses the 2005-2006 basketball season, which included Jason McElwain's special game on February 15th, 2006 against Spencerport. Pictured with Senator Robach is Johnson (left) and McElwain (center).

March 23, 2011
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Senator Montgomery Votes Down Senate Republican's Budget Resolution, Faults Proposal for Dismissing Juvenile Justice Reform

Dear Constituents and Juvenile Justice Advocates:

The Republican-controlled Senate and the Assembly have each submitted their budget bills, which accept and reject portions of the Governor’s recommended State spending plan for FY 2011-12.

While I was pleased by many of the funding restorations contained in the Senate’s budget resolution, I voted against the proposal because it hurts our children -- our young people who are on the road to ruin because we, as a State, are not acting responsibly to reform New York’s juvenile justice system.

March 16, 2011
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ADDABBO, MILLER PUSH PASSAGE OF SEX OFFENDER EMPLOYMENT ACT IN SENATE & ASSEMBLY

Bill Looks to Prevent Hiring Registered Sex Offenders Having Direct Contact with Children Under 16

March 15, 2011
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Press Conference: Senator McDonald & Assemblyman Ortiz News Conference on Group Home Abuses

Assembly & Senate Mental Health Committee Chairmen to Hold Joint Press Conference

Will Address Recent NY Times Article Claiming Group Home Abuses

Today @ 11:00 a.m. Room 124 Capitol

March 15, 11:00 AM - 11:26 AM
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KLEIN VISITS WITH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AT LAVELLE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

Senator Jeff Klein visited with students and teachers at Lavelle School for the Blind, one of three 4201 schools in the Bronx.

March 14, 2011
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KLEIN VISITS STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AT LAVELLE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

Senator Jeff Klein visited with students and teachers at Lavelle School for the Blind, one of three 4201 schools in the Bronx.

March 14, 2011
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KLEIN ATTENDS READ ALLIANCE PROGRAM COMPLETION CEREMONY AT P.S. 97

Senator Klein Presents Certificates to Students and Tutors 

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D- Bronx/ Westchester) and President of AT&T New York Hal Lenox attended the READ Alliance Program completion ceremony at P.S. 97 on Friday. A tutoring session was held prior to the ceremony where the children were tutored by students from St. Raymond’s, St. Catherine’s, Lehman and Truman High Schools. During the ceremony, Klein and READ Alliance President Yvonne Petrasovits presented students and tutors with certificates of achievement for their hard work.

March 14, 2011
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KLEIN HONORS NYACCE 2011 STUDENT OF THE YEAR HONOREE EDGAR ALONSO WITH A CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Senator Jeff Klein presents NYACCE 2011 Student of the Year Honoree Edgar Alonso of Yonkers CSD with a certificate of achievement. Pictured is Senator Klein with Edgar Alonso and his proud family.

March 14, 2011
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KLEIN RALLIES TO SAVE FUNDING FOR 4201 SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK

Senator Klein Fights To Help Save Money That Supports Deaf, Blind and Physically Disabled Schools

BRONX, NY –  State Senator Jeff Klein (D- Bronx/ Westchester) joined concerned students, parents and educators during an Albany rally to save the funding for schools that serve deaf, blind and physically disabled students. 

The Bronx  is home to three of these schools otherwise known as 4201 schools -  Lavelle School for the Blind, St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf and New York Institute for Special Education.

March 10, 2011
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Senator Lee M. Zeldin Meets with the William Floyd Youth in Government

State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently welcomed the William Floyd Youth in Government group to Albany.  Zeldin (center), an alumnus of the Youth in Government program is pictured here shaking hands with James Evans, a student at William Floyd High School who is serving as Governor of this year’s Youth in Government conference.  

March 10, 2011
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