Youth Committee

The Monroe County/Rochester Youth Committee serves to advise the local Workforce Investment Board on the development and implementation of workforce development services to youth throughout Monroe County.

The Committee will lead the integration of services to youth in order to make more efficient and effective use of program resources from all system partners.

The Committee is comprised of volunteer members with special interest or expertise in youth policy including but not limited to youth service agencies, juvenile justice and local law enforcement, education, public housing authorities, human and health services, parents, business representatives, and grantors.

Elizabeth Skender ACCESS-VR
Kareem Hayes RIT
Shalym O. Náter Ibero-American Action League
Reginald Walton Job Corps
Joan L. Moorehead Monroe Community College
Mike Barry Monroe County
Richard Turner Monroe County Department of Economic Development
Chuck Allan Monroe County Department of Human Services
Karla Boyce Monroe County Department of Human Services
Hanif Abdul-Wahid Monroe County Department of Workforce Development
Staff – Bibianna Silvera-Portacio RochesterWorks! Inc.
Staff – Hilda Betances RochesterWorks! Inc.
Staff – Theodore Jordan, Jr. RochesterWorks! Inc.
Staff – Viatta Tolbert-Carter RochesterWorks! Inc.
Staff – Antwan Williams RochesterWorks, Inc.
Staff – Cassilda Campbell RochesterWorks, Inc.
Leslie Harvey The Housing Council of Rochester
Beverly Gushue U Prep
Rosemarie McKinney United Way of Greater Rochester
Jessica Wilson Villa of Hope
Caridad Sosa-Blackwell Volunteer, Parent Representative
Keith E. Babuszczak, Ed.D. Chief of School Innovation for Career Pathways and Integrated Learning
Patricia Stovall-Lane PathStone Corporation
Jamilah Oquendo Office of Probation


The Youth Works Model

The Council believes that fundamental to the creation and growth of a sound, inclusive youth investment system that can sucessfully engage and develop our emerging workforce, is the commitment and ability of key state and local community leaders to position, support, and grow the capacity of collaborative efforts involving grant funding and/or otherwise.  The Youth Works-A Workforce Development Model focuses on how our community can create an environment/system that addresses the interests of family, business and industry, K-12 education, workforce development, youth groups, community and faith-based organizations, local government officials, and others.  Click here to see more of our Youth Works Model.
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