It is essential that we invest in our young people to ensure that they develop into positive, productive, and
- Universal after school funding for elementary and middle school to close the learning gap
Support, promote & champion educational alternatives (transfer schools, Learning to Work programs, Community School etc.)
Reduce the use of School Safety Agents in public schools and re-purpose these funds to hire and train additional social workers and school psychologists
Increase funding for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) & Work Learn Grow.
Support efforts to desegregate NYC public schools, especially those led by our city’s youth
Work with state counterparts to ensure our public schools are fully funded