Westchester County
New York

Act
ACT-2018-162

IMA-Invest In Kids-Mount Vernon

Information

Department:County ExecutiveSponsors:County Executive
Category:IMAs

Body

AN ACT authorizing the County of Westchester to enter into an inter-municipal agreement with the City of Mount Vernon, acting by and through its Youth Bureau, for the provision of "Invest In Kids" positive youth development services.

Meeting History

Sep 17, 2018 7:00 PM Video Board of Legislators Regular Meeting

On motion of Ms. Parker the above item was received, filed and referred to the Committees on Budget & Appropriations, Seniors & Constituencies and Social Services.

RESULT:REFERRED TO COMMITTEE
Oct 1, 2018 10:00 AM Video Budget & Appropriations Committee Meeting

Joint with SC, SS.

Dr. DaMia Harris-Madden Executive Director of the Youth Bureau joined the committee to discuss item #11237- IMA Invest in Kids - Mount Vernon. Dr. Harris-Madden explained that Mount Vernon was not included on the award list. This Inter-Municipal Agreement (IMA) will award the City through its Youth Bureau funding for the Girls Embracing Maturity Program (GEM) for a period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The total amount funded by the County will be $45,000 and the City will fund $24,231 bringing the total amount to $69,231. Dr. Harris-Madden explained that this is a unique program developed for positive youth development initiative, designed to equip young girls with core competencies and attributes that are required for positive maturation and positive youth development. With a motion by Legislator Maher and seconded by Legislator Barr the item was approved with a vote of 8-0.

RESULT:SIGNED BY COMMITTEE
Oct 1, 2018 10:01 AM  Seniors & Constituencies Committee Meeting

Dr. DaMia Harris-Madden, Executive Director of the Youth Bureau joined the committee to discuss item #11237- IMA -Invest in Kids - Mount Vernon. Dr. Harris-Madden stated that this request has been made for the City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau which competitively applied for Invest In Kids funding. Unfortunately, they and other municipalities were left off the original resolution and therefore were not included on the award list. Dr. Harris-Madden explained that this is a unique program developed for positive youth development initiative, designed to equip young girls with core competencies and attributes that are required for positive maturation and positive youth development. The program addresses alcohol and substance abuse, health education, bullying, digital safety, hygiene and self-esteem as well as other issues. This IMA will award the City, through its Youth Bureau, funding for the Girls Embracing Maturity Program (GEM) for a period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The total amount funded by the County will be $45,000 and the City agency match is $24,231 for a total amount of $69,231. A discussion followed.

With a motion by Legislator A. Williams and seconded by Legislator Shimsky, the item was approved with a vote of 5 - 0.

RESULT:SIGNED BY COMMITTEE
Oct 1, 2018 10:04 AM  Social Services Committee Meeting

Dr. DaMia Harris-Madden Executive Director of the Youth Bureau joined the committee to discuss item #11237- IMA Invest in Kids - Mount Vernon. Dr. Harris-Madden explained that Mount Vernon and other municipalities were not included on the award list. This Inter-Municipal Agreement (IMA) will award the City through its Youth Bureau funding for the Girls Embracing Maturity Program (GEM) for a period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The total amount funded by the County will be $45,000 and the City will fund $24,231 bringing the total amount to $69,231. Dr. Harris-Madden explained that this is a unique program developed for positive youth development initiative, designed to equip young girls with core competencies and attributes that are required for positive maturation and positive youth development. The program addresses alcohol and substance abuse, health education, bullying, digital safety, hygiene and self-esteem as well as other issues.

With a motion by Legislator Barr and seconded by Legislator Covill the item was approved with a vote of 6-0.

RESULT:SIGNED BY COMMITTEE
Oct 1, 2018 7:00 PM Video Board of Legislators Regular Meeting

Submitted by COMMITTEES ON BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS, SOCIAL SERVICES AND SENIORS & CONSTITUENCIES.

Ms. Borgia, Ms. Covill and Mr. Tubiolo presented the report and Act and moved that the report be received, filed and approved and the Act adopted, which motion was carried by the following vote.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Catherine Parker, John G. Testa, Nancy Barr, Catherine Borgia, Gordon A. Burrows, Terry A. Clements, Kitley Covill, Margaret A Cunzio, Christopher Johnson, Michael Kaplowitz, Damon Maher, Virginia Perez, MaryJane Shimsky, David J. Tubiolo, Alfreda Williams, Lyndon Williams, Benjamin Boykin