Local business, citizens work to support local youth in St. Lawrence County
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 7:12 am

To the Editor:

Local businesses, organizations, and individuals are coming together now more than ever to support our local youth.

This summer ACCO, AMVETS Post 19, Casella Waste Systems-Inc., Pepsi-Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers, the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, the Sweetgrass Foundation, and the family of Tim Cryderman are working together to change the life of area youth. Through their generous donations, this group is helping to “Unplug a Teen to Go Green.”

Their monetary donations to the St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau will provide local teens with a unique work experience.

The “Unplug a Teen to Go Green” program employs area youth through the St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau. Teens will work on one of the Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) groups.

For five weeks this summer, they will get to experience working outdoors alongside their peers without the daily intrusion of cell phones or other electronics. Their work duties include conservation work, community development, and outdoor beautification projects.

On behalf of the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators, I thank you for investing in our local youth and supporting the mission of our Youth Bureau department and the YCC program.

We appreciate your support in helping to develop the future of our county’s work force.

Joanne Sevick

Youth Bureau Director