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Posted on: January 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 7th grade "youth advisory council" wants reflective masks to promote pedestrian safety

A group of 7th and 8th graders from Edgemont have been meeting with me weekly since early November as part of a Youth Advisory Council. Their first recommendation: reflective masks so pedestrians can be seen at night. Inviting mask makers to submit bids

 


EDGEMONT 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS FORM YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL TO TOWN SUPERVISOR

FIRST RECOMMENDATION—REFLECTIVE MASKS TO ENCOURAGE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY--MASKS THAT YOU CAN SEE AT NIGHT!

SEEKING DONORS FOR MASKS ---MASK MAKERS INVITED TO SUBMIT BIDS FOR THESE REFLECTIVE MASKS


A youth advisory council of Edgemont 7th and 8th graders have been meeting with the Greenburgh Town Supervisor on a weekly basis since the beginning of November. The students have decided to give attention to pedestrian safety as one of their first priorities. Among their first suggestion: encourage students and parents who walk at night to wear partial reflectors through the use of reflective masks.

 

The youth advisory council have decided to reach out to mask makers to ask them about the possibility of reflective mask as everyone wears masks, but many students don't realize the dangers of walking at night when no one can see you. One member of the council said that we don't want to see another fatality, there are already too many deaths due to pedestrian accidents we don't want to see anymore. We realize that reflective masks won't  completely solve pedestrian safety issues, but it is a start. The members of the Youth Advisory Council  will also push the Town Board to fund more sidewalks in Edgemont.  They plan to speak at Greenburgh Town Board meetings during the coming year. They are going to reach out to possible donors who can contribute funds so students can start recieving reflective masks.

 

The members of the council are - Siddanth Karthik, Yash Shah, Maya Barmecha, Yashica Balasubramanian, Matthew Bench, Samanth Jain, Lala Wu, and Evelyn Gipstein. 
If you need more information about the initiative or would like to contribute  towards the masks please contact Siddanth Karthik at siddanthkarthik@gmail.com 

This is the go fund me page the students set up...

Town Clerk Judith Beville and I are more than happy to meet with students from other school districts interested in participating in a Youth Advisory Council or setting up a council for students in your own school district----all different ages. E mail me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com if interested.
PAUL FEINER

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