FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUMMER COHESION PROGRAM RECEIVES AWARD
On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 the Chemung County Youth Bureau received the PROGRAM OF MERIT AWARD from the Genesee Valley Recreation and Parks Society at its’ annual conference and awards for Chemung County’s’ 2020 virtual edition of the Summer Cohesion Program, “At Home With Summer Cohesion”.
THE PROGRAM OF MERIT AWARD is given annually to a department that has developed an outstanding, on-going recreation program or leisure activity that is innovative, creative and unique in nature or that demonstrates a new twist on an old theme while still being consistent with current trends.
Bob Harris, Executive Director of the Chemung County Youth Bureau said that “At Home With Summer Cohesion” is a perfect example of making the best out of a very tough situation. Thanks to the dedication, creativity and hard work of Youth Bureau staff and the tremendous support of other youth serving organizations and programs, the Youth Bureau was able to provide a safe, innovative and engaging summer program to the children and families of our community despite the challenging times we are all facing. We are very proud and humbled to receive this recognition from this regional branch of the New York State Recreation & Parks Society.