Hein Congratulates Kingston and Kingston Cares on Summer Youth Program - Daily Hudson Valley News

Hein Congratulates Kingston and Kingston Cares on Summer Youth Program

Aug 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein congratulates Kingston Cares, a collaborative sponsored by Family of Woodstock, and the City of Kingston on a very successful five week summer youth development program which held a closing ceremony today.  Ulster County was integral to the success of the program by providing seven counselors through its Office of Employment and Training Summer Youth Employment Program.

“I want to congratulate Kingston Cares and the City of Kingston for a successful Summer Youth Development Program.  I also want to recognize the seven counselors from Ulster County’s own Summer Youth Employment Program who helped make this program in Kingston a success,” said County Executive Mike Hein.  “The knowledge you have gained will serve as a strong foundation when the time comes for you to enter the workforce full time.  Additionally, I am proud that Ulster County was able to provide assistance in the form of counselors who oversaw the activities of the approximately 50 youth that participated each day.  The County made an investment in not only our local youth, but our community as well.”

“Today’s closing ceremony not only marks the success of the program’s participants, but that of the collaboration of many different entities to ensure it,” said Nancy E. K. Schaef, Director of the Ulster County Office of Employment and Training.  “It was rewarding to see the impact our seven counselors made on the program and it was fulfilling to watch our counselors grow in their positions as well.”

The Ulster County Office of Employment and Training has overseen the Summer Youth Employment Program for over 40 years, successfully placing youth into public and private sector summer jobs that teach work readiness skills to help build an emerging workforce.   In addition to assisting this City of Kingston program, the Ulster County Summer Youth Program has placed 113 youth at work for five weeks during the summer of 2013 at over 50 worksites throughout the county.

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