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
Shalyn O. Nater - Ibero-American Action League
Olga Milevich - 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
Leslie Harvey - The Housing Council of Rochester
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
Staff- Peter Pecor - RochesterWorks! Inc.
Staff- Antwan Williams - RochesterWorks! Inc.
Staff- Cassilda Campbell - RochesterWorks! Inc.
Staff- Bibianna Silvera-Portacio - RochesterWorks! Inc.
Staff- Theodore Jordan - RochesterWorks! Inc.
Staff- Viatta Tolbert-Carter - RochesterWorks! Inc.
The Youth Works Model
The Monroe County/Rochester Youth Committee believes that fundamental to the creation and growth of a sound, inclusive youth investment system that can successfully 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.