POLITICO NY: Advocates rally for restoration of summer camp programs

By Eliza Shapiro

4:09 p.m. | Apr. 12, 2016

A group of advocates and students rallied at City Hall on Tuesday, calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to restore city budget cuts to summer camp programs for middle school students.

De Blasio cut funding for the programs — which the group Campaign for Children said would eliminate 31,000 summer camp seats for middle school students — in this year’s preliminary budget.

The mayor also attempted to cut the funds last year, but ultimately restored the money in his executive budget after widespread protest.

De Blasio has said he does not plan to fund the programs in this budget cycle.–


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