Albany County leaders hope summer youth programs will curb gun violence

WNYT Staff
Created: August 04, 2020 07:13 PM

Albany County leaders unveiled several new summer youth programs on Tuesday. The programs are aimed at curbing gun violence in the streets.

The Albany County Legislature has set aside $15,000 to fund the programs, which include recreational activities, along with performing arts and leadership workshops.


All of the programs are designed to help create strong self-esteem and character development.

County Executive Dan McCoy says violence in the streets over the last few weeks has highlighted the urgency of these programs.

If anyone else has ideas about helpful programs for youth, he would like to hear from you.

Hear McCoy talk more about how the programs will help kids by watching the video.

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