ABClatino Magazine Year 1, Issue 7 - July 2017 - Page 17

During Mayor Alexander’s visit we learned how village voters go to the polls to elect the mayor and trustees. We also learned to have a voice and advocated to fix Temple Field Park, basketball court. The following week after the mayor’s visit, Francisco a 14 year old participant from the group attended the village trustee meeting to advocate for better and safe conditions at Temple Field. As a result, the mayor and trustees voted to improve the conditions at Temple Field by

providing a healthy and safe environment where teenagers can congregate and play basketball. It is very important for every town and village to offer a safe environment where teenagers can be productive and given an opportunity to prevent unhealthy and risky behaviors.

Thank you, Francisco for being brave and so passionate about basketball. It is wonderful that a young man your age feels empowered to make a difference in your community. We at Abriendo Puertas/ Opening Doors are very proud that you spoke in front of the Village of Wappingers Falls Trustees...

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Visit with the Mayor from the Village of

Wappinger Falls

By: Ivette O’Sullivan

Opening Doors