WCA focuses on key issues, especially those affecting the most vulnerable children in Westchester. We identify current needs by analyzing data, hearing directly from youth and families, and working closely with public and non-profit service providers. Recent issues include…

Raise the Age

NY is one of only two states to process both 16- and 17-year-olds in the adult criminal justice system. Let’s change that. Learn More…

Youth Development

WCA advocates for high quality and adequately funded out-of-school-time youth programs and a fair, transparent funding process. Learn More…

Home Visiting

These voluntary programs strengthen families by offering them resources and support in their own homes. Learn More…

Join a screening and discussion of Resilience, a 1-hour documentary on ACEs.

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Vote for Kids

Become a more educated voter so that the needs of Westchester’s children and youth are at the top of the public agenda. Learn More…

Register to vote so you can help keep the needs of children and youth at the top of the public agenda.

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Connecting Youth

“Disconnected youth” are those who aren’t working, in school, or otherwise positively engaged – and who need our support. Learn More…

Past Issues