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Posted on: April 3, 2021

Edgemont's Youth Advisory Council distributes reflective masks

Youth Advisory Council's first initiative --keeping students safe walking at night.
Reflective masks make it easier for motorists to see students walking

EET THE MEMBERS OF THE EDGEMONT YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL TO GREENBURGH TOWN SUPERVISOR PAUL FEINER 

THE 7th AND 8TH GRADERS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTING REFLECTIVE MASKS TO STUDENTS TO KEEP STUDENTS SAFE WHEN WALKING AT NIGHT...


We’re the Youth Advisory Council to Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, a group of seventh and eighth graders from Edgemont who are trying to make a difference in our community. We started a few months ago and we are nearing the end of the first project in our pedestrian safety initiative. This initiative is one that we hope will be replicated elsewhere in other communities. For our first project, we fundraised money and bought reflective masks to encourage pedestrian and Covid-19 Safety. We created a public Instagram account by the name of greenburghyouthcouncil_2020. We are trying to spread the awareness of what we are trying to achieve and will be posting our efforts there. We are excited for what is to come and hope you will be able to help us join us and experience it together. Please contact

sikarthik@student.edgemont.org the effort promoting pedestrian safety and reflective masks.




Lala - My name is Lala, and I'm an eighth grader at the Edgemont Jr/Sr High School. I joined the Youth Advisory Council because I wanted to contribute something to the community. 

Yashica - My name is Yashica Bala, and I enjoy fundraising and giving back to the community. This project was a good experience for me and I loved fundraising and handing out the masks so that other kids could stay safer at night.

Maya - My name is Maya Barmecha, I am a 7th grader at Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School and a proud member of the Youth Advisory Council of Greenburgh. I am also a traffic/pedestrian safety activist advocating for sidewalks throughout the Edgemont area since I was in 6th grade.

Tanisee - My name is Tanisee Nagaldinne and I am an 8th grader at Edgemont. I am glad to be a part of this project because I know I’m making an impact on the community. 

Yash-Hi, my name is Yash Shah, and I’m a 7th grader at Edgemont Junior Senior Highschool. I joined the Youth Advisory Council because I wanted to make a difference in my community and this was a great place to start. I'm excited for what the future holds for the Council and excited to be part of it.

Samanth - Hi, I’m Samanth Jain. I joined this council because I felt that we could improve the community together. I’m hoping that the next projects will be just as much as fun as our reflective mask project.

Sid - Hi I’m Siddanth Karthik and I started this council because I wanted kids in our community to have a larger say and impact on issues they cared about.

Evelyn - Hi, I’m Evelyn Gipstein. I am an 8th grader at Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School. I decided to become a part of the Greenburgh Youth Advisory Council because I wanted to make a difference in the community. I am very excited to see what else we will be able to do in order to better our community!

Ethan - Hi, I’m Ethan Kurian and I am a 7th grader at the Edgemont Jr Sr High School. I joined this council because I wanted to help the community and I hope we can make a difference.


Students in other school districts who would like to form their own Youth Advisory Council should contact Paul Feiner at pfeiner@greenburghny.com or Town Clerk Judith Beville at jbeville@greenburghny.com. We hope that students from different schools will interact and learn from each other.


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