Westchester Youth Congress
Edgemont High School
Irvington High School
Sleepy Hollow High School
The Solomon Schechter School of Westchester
Woodlands High School
Possibilities for Change
Community Walking Tour
September 30, 2021
Westchester Youth Congress members partnered with Our Streets Dobbs Ferry to hold a Community Walking Tour for Dobbs Ferry. Community walking Tours are designed to get people thinking, observing, and experiencing how the environment works for all users and discussing how to make it better for people of all ages and abilities.
On the tour, participants recorded their first-hand experiences of street conditions. A walking tour lets us identify walkability barriers and needed infrastructure improvements for future action, while also bringing together diverse community members.
On September 30th, we brought togetther residents, students, public servants and elected officials both on a town and county level, to share concerns and brainstorm solutions.
The WYC invited elected officials we had connections with, as well as creating the promotional video, to make the project a success!
Learn more about the Community Walking Tour by watching the video below:
Vaccine Hesitancy Townhall.
August 10, 2021
The Westchester Youth Congress held an informational Zoom meeting about the COVID-19 vaccines in partnership with #VaxUpWestchester initiative. We invited community members hesitant about taking the vaccine to join and ask their questions to medical experts.
Experts recieved and answered questions on the issues of long-term effects, schools, and faith. They also held a short presentation on how the vaccine works and its ingredients.
Big thank you to Dr. Carol Allen, Dr. Yong Sing da Silva, Dr. Lawrence Neshiwat, Dr. Maura D. Frank, and Dr. Anisha Mathur for contributing their expertise.
View the Townhall on YouTube
Meet the Expert Panel
Carol B. Allen, MD was a practicing family physician in Westchester for decades and specialized in endocrinology, diabetes, and internal medicine.
Dr. Yong Sing da Silva was Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan. Having since relocated to Florida, he is now Medical Director of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Intensive Care Doctor at Palms West Children’s Hospital in Loxahatchee, FL.
Dr. Lawrence Neshiwat, MD is a practicing clinician affiliated with St. John's Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, among others, specializes in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism.
Dr. Maura D. Frank, MD is a retired Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics with Weill Cornell Medical and was a practicing pediatrician for many years.
Dr. Mathur is an infectious disease and critical care doctor trying to inspire, educate, and connect with passionate healthcare folks on #idcriticalcare.
Other WYC Projects
End of Year Book Drive (June 2021)
Town Supervisor Race Candidate Forum (April 2021)
Play Streets Community Event (April 2021)
Thanksgiving Food Drive (November 2020)
Flu Shot Locations Map (September 2020)
COVID PSA (June 2020)