Shown in photo: Senator Malcolm A. Smith was presented with the Youth Juvenile Justice Award by members of the NAACP Youth Council this past Saturday. Senator Smith stated that he felt truly honored to be recognized by leaders of tomorrow and looks forward to continuing to working with the NAACP Youth Council in the future.
Shown In Photo: Hank Auffarth, Board Member for The Child Center of NY, awarded Senator Malcolm A. Smith for his continued support of the social services agency at their annual gala this Saturday. The Child Center of NY provides family intervention, youth development, counseling and home visiting services that help keep families healthy and intact.
Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D- St. Albans) was joined by Congressman Greg Meeks (D-Jamaica), Senator Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica), Executive Director and Founder of Youth and Tennis Academy Bill Briggs, Tennis Legend John McEnroe, Parks Department Queens Borough Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside), Councilman Ruben Wills (D- Jamaica), President of Southern Queens Park Association Roger Scotland and District Leader Jackie Boyce at the Youth and Tennis Academy ribbon cutting ceremony for their new indoor junior tennis facility.
Senate President Malcolm A. Smith joined senior citizens from the Jamaica Service Program For Older Adults (JSPOA) to urge the NYC Department of Mental Health & Hygiene not to eliminate funding to seniors who are mentally and physically ill.
Senate President Malcolm A. Smith distributed more then 200 turkeys during his annual turkey distribution drive. Turkeys were donated by Arverne By The Sea, Farmbria, Food Town, Food World Supermarket, Fresh Direct, Royal Waste Services and Western Beef.
Thank you to all of those who participated in the New York State Senate's fist ever online Town Hall. Since we're always striving to serve the people of New York better, and this was our first attempt at an event like this, we would appreciate your feedback on how we can improve the experience.