Teens head to state capital to advocate for more after-school funds
By: Heather Fordham and Adolfo Carrion
A group of teenagers from Kingsbridge made their way to Albany to advocate for more funding for a local after-school program.
Star Browder is a member of the Youth Leadership Council at the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center and is a high school graduate planning to pursue a social work and business degree. She credits the after-school program at KHCC for helping her figure out her dreams.
“They really helped [me] find myself, they helped me a lot,” said Browder. “Freshman year, lord knows, I was lost, 14, not knowing what I wanted to do."