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Refugee Technology Drive

May 11 - June 10, 2022

The Westchester Youth Congress is hosting a technology drive collecting old computers, keyboards and monitors (under 10 years old and in working condition).


We are collecting money via this donation link HERE  you can be taken there directly by scanning the QR code on the flyer below.


All monetary proceeds will go to Hearts & Homes. Computers4People has agreed to refurbish any technology we collect, which will then be passed on to Welcome Home Refugees for distribution among refugees.

Working with Builders Club @ Edgemont High School and with Community Service Club @ Irvington High School, we have set up technology drop off boxes in the respective schools. 

If you would like to request an alternative donation method, please email

Every donation makes a difference. By chipping in whatever amount you can, together, we can help improve the lives of these refugees.

Money Raised: $2564.00

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Non-Pershiable Food Drive

Spring 2023

The Westchester Youth Congress held a non-pershiable food drive, partnering with the Greenburgh and Eastchester libraries, Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School, and Greenburgh Town Hall, and collected a total of 500 goods that were donated to the Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla. Blythedale has around 75% of patients on Medicaid, and the end of the drive was around Easter, which worked out in the hospital's favor.

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Fairview Empowerment

November 4, 2021 - Present

Westchester Youth Congress members have partnered with the Fairview Empowerment Group, an official volunteer committee from the Town of Greenburgh. 

On November 4th we partnered with them to hold a Fairview Empower Forum: a forum dedicated to collecting feedback from Fairview residents to guide decisions that benefit the local community. 

The goal: To promote local business while proving the community with its needs. We are currently looking at creating a Worker's Food Co-operative, an NPO, or an alternative means to provide access to high quality food while fostering the growth of local business.

​To Fairview Residents: We want at least 300 responses to help guide us before we choose the path forward! 

To High Schoolers Near and Around Fairview: We are looking for new members from this community to help drive this initiative forward! Please apply to become a member or contact us if you are interested!

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Westchester Sustainability Forum

April 2022

The Westchester Youth Congress held a virtual sustainability forum to bring together high profile Westchester government officials and prominent Westchester based climate organizations to collaborate and develop future sustainability initiatives.

The goal of the 90 minute forum was to provide officials and organizations at various levels to share their individual sustainability goals and initiatives, and then collaborate on future combined initiatives to make material improvements in the area. 

The forum allowed different groups build strong new connections and partners for their initiatives - for organizations to get political support, and for officials to find organizations to help them deliver on their sustainability goals. 

Attendees (Name - Organization/Title):

Anne Jaffe Holmes - Federated Conservationists of Westchester County

Caitlyn Carpenter - Sunrise Westchester

Claire Kokoska - Sustainable Westchester

Claudio Rau - Sunrise Westchester

Courtney Williams - Westchester Alliance for Sustainable Solutions, Safe Energy Rights Group

Edward W. Brancati - Village Manager of Mount Kisco

Eve Hundt - Bedford 2030

Francis Sheehan - Councilman on Greenburgh Town Board

George Latimer - Westchester County Executive

Jason Klein - Director of Conservation at Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation

Jenna Cain - Sunrise Westchester

Jessye Ejdelman - Co-Leader of Westchester CCL

Juliane Saary-Littman - IACPM

Kathleen O’Connor- Commissioner of Westchester County Parks Recreation and Conservation

Lindsay Hornstein - Sunrise Westchester

Marisa Rodriguez - Federated Conservationists of Westchester County

MaryJane Shimsky - Westchester County Board of Legislators

Patty Buchanan - CURE100, Croton100

Paul Feiner - Greenburgh Town Supervisor

Peter McCartt - Westchester County Director of Energy Conservation and Sustainability

Rasha Elwaki - White Plains HS Student

Sarah Smiley - Mothers Out Front


Yonkers YMCA's Women's History Month Panelist

March 2022


The Yonker's YMCA's held a celebration of Women's History Month through inviting and celebrating female leaders from the local community. 


The event strove to offer an opportunity for young teens to hear from girls and women of all ages and backgrounds about what this month means to them, and how they have made an impact in the world around them as women. 

Westchester Youth Congress member, Samika Agarwal, was invited to be one of four panelists who spoke to teens on her experiences as a female leader, drawing on her experience with the Westchester Youth Congress. She spoke about the importance of youth activism, and endeavored to inspire a new generation of teen leaders. 

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