Healthfirst, in partnership with Youth America, sponsored the 2nd Annual Youth Talent Showcase at Brooklyn College. Students attending schools in Senator Adams' 20th Senatorial district displayed their talents through singing, dancing and instrumental renditions.
Elder Stacey S. Latimer is the Founder and Chairman of LAI Foundation Inc. (LAIF), and severs as the Senior Pastor of Love Alive International Sanctuary of Praise Worship Center– New York City, is a non-denominational ministry for all people. He is a United States Army Veteran serving faithfully and honorably from Oct. 1985 retiring in October 1991. Elder Latimer is the Chair of the MSM committee on the New York State Prevention Planning Group. He is a pastoral care representative in the Brooklyn AIDS Task Force. Pastor Latimer is a member of the New York State Faith in Action Coalition and active within the New York State Health Department’s Faith Initiative.
Senator Adams meets with young people from the Community Service Society advocating for assistance for their communities in regards to afterschool programs, police response to calls, need for community centers and clubs for young people.
Siobhan O’Neill always dreamed of pursuing a career in theater. Born in Dublin, Ireland, livingin Hong Kong and moving to Kansas in the 5th grade, she attended Walnut Hill School for Performing Arts in Natick, Massachusetts and then Oberlin College in Ohio where she studied theatre, history, cello and voice.
Senator Adams joined Prospect Lefferts Gardens community, BBG, Prospect Park, and NYC Million Trees for a day for a much needed beautification along Flatbush Avenue from Grand Army Plaza South to Lenox Road.
Senator Adams met with high school students from Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, who are a part of the New York Campaign for Achievement Now (NYCAN) Early College program. Senator Adams is a co-sponsor and voted in support of bill S5647, which ensures the continuation of early college high schools (ECHSs) in the State.
Senator Adams attended Watchful Eye's 2nd Annual Life Changers Awards Gala, where he introduced the Keynote Speaker, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson. The theme for this event was "Living the Vision: A time of Celebration as we Remember Yesterday, Rejoice Today and Remain Resilient for Tomorrow."
New York City’s Children’s Services is pleased that Governor Cuomo’s 2012-2013 budget included “Close to Home,” a new juvenile justice initiative to place youth, found by the Family Court to have committed a delinquent act, in or close to their communities in residential-type settings in New York City.
Senator Adams voted "yes" for the Erin Merryn's law today.
The legislation, “Erin Merryn's Law,” (S.6182 Klein/ A.8993 Dinowitz), would require schools to make a change to their existing curriculum for child abduction to include age appropriate information on child sex abuse prevention. This alteration would give critically important information to victims – many of whom do not know there is a way out of their horrific situation.
Today my Senate Democratic Colleagues and I held a press conference calling for the immediate passage of urgently necessary Campaign Finance Reform legislation. We were joined by dozens of representatives from good government groups and campaign finance activists to send this message to our Republican colleagues: “Bring the 2012 Campaign Finance Reform Act to the floor and bring it now!”