Forest Hills Times: Campaign for Children
By: Andrew Shilling
The Campaign for Children, an advocacy group formed last year to protect afterschool programs in the city, met at the J.H.S. 190 in Forest Hills to build a base and spread awareness of the school’s Beacon Program, an afterschool support system for kids and young adults.
The group, made up of members from the NYC Youth Alliance, After School Alliance and Queens Community House, is looking for a long-term solution from the city to prevent another wave of cuts like those proposed last year under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, which called for $70 million in reductions to afterschool and early-childhood services.