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Broome County Youth Bureau receives $190K in grant funding for community youth programs

By Journal Staff


BINGHAMTON — The Broome County Youth Bureau has received $190,000 in grant funding for a variety of youth programs in the community, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar, and Liz Woidt, director of parks, recreation and youth services, recently announced.

The grant recipients were approved by the Broome County Legislature in its December session. 

 “The Broome County Youth Bureau is delighted to obtain these funds from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. These funds will help Broome County continue the mission of the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus to promote the physical, emotional and social well-being of youth and families in Broome County,” Woidt said in the release. 

The Youth Bureau awarded $190,000 to programs throughout Broome County. The grant recipients included Grow Binghamton – VINES — offering a six-week program that revolves around youth empowerment, civic engagement, and hands on learning about environmental systems with the Binghamton Urban Farm being a living lab for learning. 

Another recipient was the Pathways Program at JC Central School District. The Pathways Program is a unique high-school program that provides students of potential with a successful high school experience that will lead the way to college or a career in a small, personalized environment, the release stated.

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