Making Our Voices Heard!

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."

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