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Youth Bureau Board of Commissioners Announce Fundraiser To Support Summer Youth Employment Initiatives

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Youth Bureau Board of Commissioners Announce Fundraiser To Support Summer Youth Employment Initiatives

May 02, 2015 - 16:24
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May 27 “Summer in the City” event to be held at Beckwith Pointe

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Every summer, the New Rochelle Youth Bureau offers nearly one hundred youth ages 14-21 the opportunity for meaningful employment in an encouraging, mentoring environment. For many, this is their first experience at a professional work site- and testimonials prove that the lessons learned last a lifetime. While the program cost is minimal for such a valuable return- just over $1,000 per student- the number of positions available annually is dependent on grants that vary from year to year.

To support this important initiative, the New Rochelle Youth Bureau Board of Commissioners will host their first annual fundraiser, “Summer in the City” at Beckwith Pointe, Wednesday, May 27th, starting at 6:00pm.  The evening will feature music, dancing, food stations, raffles and more.  Tickets are just $50 and space is limited.  All proceeds will support the New Rochelle Youth Bureau’s Summer Youth Employment Programs.

Youth Bureau Board of Commissioners Co-Chairs Lionel Oliver and Joel Fridovich noted, “Each year, our primary goal is to increase the number of youth hired through our fundraising efforts. Through the Youth Bureau, we have managed to maintain a high level of quality in all our programs, especially, Summer Youth Employment.  The value of a good employment experience for a youth, is not only measured in numbers, but in the successful futures they manage to attain.”

Donations and sponsorships are gladly accepted and work site partners are also sought for placement of qualified youth. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, contact the New Rochelle Youth Bureau Office (914) 654-2045, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.