Student Leaders Train in the Bronx to Become Certified Youth Advocates

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Children's Aid Society Youth Spend Day Off from School in Leadership Training

Ellen Lubell, (w) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864,
Emily Crossan, (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742,
Day-of Contacts:
Stacey Campo, 718-293-3144 and Lorena Jimenez-Castro, 646-460-6692

Thursday, November 11, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

I.S. 166 Roberto Clemente School, Children’s Aid Society Community School
250 East 164th Street
The Bronx 10456

Eighty middle school students will dedicate a day off from school to a leadership training workshop to become Certified Youth Advocates in one of the following areas: Healthy Food, School-Based Health Care, Anti-Bullying, and Healthy Streets and Active Transportation.

Members of The Children’s Aid Society Youth Council and Cooking and Environmental Clubs who attend the training, presented by Children’s Aid, Transportation Alternatives and the New York State Coalition for School-Based Health Centers, will be able to use the certification to participate in advocacy days in Albany, public hearings, official meetings and other advocacy efforts in New York City and State. These passionate, articulate youth are determined to make their voices heard.

Assembly Member Marcos Crespo is expected to attend and address the students.

The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to provide comprehensive support for children in need, from birth to young adulthood, and for their families, to fill the gaps between what children have and what they need to thrive. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call 212-949-4938, email, or visit

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