Brewster Students Honored for Their Work in the County


Every year, the Putnam County Youth Board and Youth Bureau host their Annual Youth Awards Dinner.  At this time of year, the group recognizes youth volunteers for their exemplary community service efforts that benefit Putnam residents.  In addition, an adult is honored at this event for his/her outstanding volunteer work with Putnam Youth.

The 34th Annual Youth Awards Dinner was held this year on April 11, 2019, at the Putnam County Golf Course.  During the ceremony, four amazing Brewster High School students were honored for their hard work.  They each were recognized by the Putnam County Youth Bureau for their outstanding community service and dedication to the residents of Putnam County.  Congratulations are in order for Nora Paladino, Charlotte Greene, Brendan Fox, and Erin Renzi.  Over the course of the year, and well before, each student and town citizen has developed a long list of ways that each has contributed to their town and its people.  BHS Assistant Principal Danielle Tripoddo attended to congratulate the students.

The Putnam County Youth Bureau was established in 1979 and is part of the Departments of Mental Health, Social Services and Youth Bureau as well as being a liaison to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.  The Putnam County Youth Bureau is responsible to the County Executive for coordinating and supplementing the activities of public, private and religious agencies devoted in whole or in part to the welfare, development and protection of youth.  Through the Integrated County Planning process, the Youth Bureau coordinates the allocation of resources to meet those needs.  The Youth Bureau has the primary responsibility of advocating for the youth of Putnam County.  The Youth Bureau promotes positive youth development based upon the belief that families and extended families are the fundamental sources of care, support and guidance for children and youth.  Our schools and other community-based services, both formal and informal, are appropriate and effective complements to this foundation.