Putnam County Youth Forum
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Putnam County Youth Forum planning committee


Putnam County Youth Forum

  • Friday, April 24, 2020, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Putnam County Youth Forum, which is hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s 4-H Youth Development Program and the Putnam County Youth Bureau, is a day-long event organized by and designed for Putnam County High School Students. During the Forum, more than 150 students attend various workshops, facilitated by professionals, on issues such as healthy lifestyles & eating disorders, internet and technology, law and order in the community, how to survive college, teen addictions, and much, much more.
The Putnam County Youth Bureau and Cornell Cooperative Extension/4-H Youth Development are looking for high school teens to contribute an “active youth voice” by helping to organize, plan, carry-out and evaluate the Youth Forum. The students that serve on the Planning Committee select the topics of the workshops as well as the facilitators. The committee is made up of approximately 15 to 20 students from area high schools and meets bi-weekly under the direction of Janeen Cunningham, Executive Director of the Putnam County Youth Bureau and Dena Altavilla, 4-H Youth & Family Development Program Director with Cornell Cooperative Extension.
The Planning Committee will meet on Tuesdays, January 14-April 14, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Brewster. Set up for the Youth Forum will be on Thursday, April 23 and the event will be on Friday, April 24.  If you would like to serve on the 2020 Putnam County Youth Forum Planning Committee, please register online


Dena Altavilla
4-H Youth & Family Development Program Director
845-278-6738 ext. 215


Camp Herrlich
101 Deacon Smith Hill Rd
Patterson, NY 12563

Last updated December 5, 2019