For the first time, New York City hosted the Annual Conference of the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus (ANYSYB) on October 17-19 at the New York City Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge; DYCD is the City’s Youth Bureau. The theme of this year’s event was“Our Youth: Fulfilling New York’s Promise,” in recognition of the fact that New York City was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise. More than 500 professionals in youth-serving organizations from across the state explored strategies for fulfilling our promise to young people by attending a broad array of exceptional workshops and listening to national and regional experts.
October 17 highlights included:
- Mark Lazzara of West Seneca, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Commissioner Jeanne B. Mullgrav, Senator Malcolm Smith’s Office, and Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott welcomed conference attendees to New York City.
- Dr. Andrew Sum, Director of the Center for Labor Market Studies delivered the Keynote Address focused on the youth employment landscape in New York.
October 18 highlights included:
- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the Out of School Time Expansion Program for Elementary School Programs.
- Commissioner Gladys Carrión, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, articulated New York State’s vision for young people.
- NY1 Senior Political Reporter, Dominic Carter, served as Master of Ceremonies during the Awards Luncheon
- DYCD hosted a 60th Anniversary Cocktail Reception, and recognized New York City’s partner agencies in the America’s Promise initiative.
October 19 highlights included:
The Association of New York State Youth Bureaus held it’s Annual Membership and Board Meeting.
The New York City Department of Education presented a panel, “Navigating the NYC Department of Education in the New Era: Strategies and Procedures for Community-Based Organizations.”
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