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Senator Malcolm A. Smith Holds Hearing on Summer Youth Employment

(Albany, NY)-Senator Malcolm A. Smith, the chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Social Services, sponsored a public hearing on the Future of Youth Development / Delinquency Prevention (YDDP) and the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Also overseeing the meeting were Sen. James Sanders Jr. and Sen. Jack Martins.

Testimony was given by several city and state representatives who cited the importance of the programs touting how they give youngsters a sense of responsibility, purpose and pride. They also voiced concerns that increasing the minimum wage, as proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, would reduce the availability of space for potential participants.

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IDC and TV Star Padma Lakshmi Kick-off Teen Health Awareness Campaign in Albany

Albany, NY -- At the State Capitol on Wednesday, Padma Lakshmi, host of Bravo TV’s Top Chef and co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, joined Senate Majority Coalition Leader Jeffrey D. Klein and members of the Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference to kick-off a Teen Health Awareness Campaign.  The campaign focuses on reducing adolescent obesity, educating students about the health consequences of short and long-term alcohol and substance abuse, and raising awareness among young women and health professionals about endometriosis, an often undiagnosed but debilitating disease.  March is Endometriosis month.  At the press conference, Senator Klein was joined by seventh graders from JHS 141, a middle school in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.

 

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State Sen. Malcolm Smith Sponsors Youth Breakfast

State Sen. Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) sponsored a breakfast on Saturday at IS 59 in Springfield Gardens to kick off a five-week job readiness program by Our Brother's Guardian, a mentoring organization aimed at preparing youth for a productive future through positive reinforcement, mentoring, vocational training programs and internships. The job prep program is open to ages 18-30. For more information, visit www.ourbrothersguardian.com.

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Sen. Smith attends a youth basketball tournament at the Baisley Park Houses

Sen. Smith attends a youth basketball tournament at the Baisley Park Houses.

Sen. Smith attends youth soccer tournament at Montebello park in Springfield Gardens.

Sen. Smith attends youth soccer tournament at Montebello park in Springfield Gardens.

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith Co-Sponsors DREAM Act

Albany, NY) - State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) joined Senator Jose Peralta and his other colleagues in government in co-sponsoring the DREAM Act, which he hopes will finally get passed during this year's legislative session.The DREAM Act creates a path towards citizenship for undocumented students who have entered the U.S. before the age of 16 and have lived here for five consecutive years since their arrival. They must also have graduated from an American high school, obtained a GED or have been admitted to an institution of higher education.

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Girl Scout Recognized for Record Sales

(May 10, 2014) - State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Hollis) presented a Senate Resolution to Najah Lorde, 13, at her home in Springfield Gardens. She is the top seller of Girl Scout Cookies in New York City this year with 2,833 boxes. Last year she sold 1,111 boxes.

"I love to meet young people like Najah," Smith said. "Even though she is still young, she has shown great leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit, and I am glad that I could recognize her achievements with a resolution passed by the entire State Senate."

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