Nassau County is closing virtually all County funded youth programs due to the inability of County officials to agree on issues regarding youth program funding and other more general County fiscal matters.
The County has notified youth programs that their funding is ending effective July 6, 2012. The County Office of Youth Services, will be decimated with 11 of the 15 staff positions being eliminated. Despite the fact that funding is already in place to fund these programs, the County has chosen to apparently break the law, and defund these programs because of political feuding of elected officials.
This irresponsible decision must be reversed. The County network of youth services has come together to fight for the preservation of programs that serve over 35,000 people annually.
This purpose of this web site is to explain the issues involved in this matter and to encourage the public to help “save youth programs”. We must let our elected officials, from both political parties, know that these actions will not be tolerated. Tell Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, the County Legislature’s leadership, and your County Legislator, to stop the disgraceful politics as usual and to re-instate the funding of County youth programs.
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