Rensselaer County Youth Summit: “Join the Crowd”

This morning, ValleyCats Business Development Manager Joel Pagliaro was a guest speaker during the Rensselaer County Youth Summit at the Italian Community Center in Troy. He spoke in front of local youth groups from different middle and high schools around the county. County Executive Kathy Jimino was the MC for the event, which included guest speakers such as captain of the RPI Hockey team John Kennedy and Fly92 radio personality Brian Cody.

School groups from Averill Park, Algonquin Middle School, Berlin, Catholic Central, Doyle Middle School, East Greenbush, Hoosick Falls, Lansingburgh, Rensselaer and Schodak all had presentations as well.

The message was simple…you can still have fun without the need to drink and do drugs.

Here is Jimino’s introduction:

RPI Hockey Captain John Kennedy:

Joel spoke about a new program the ValleyCats will be helping with called “Join The Crowd”, a drug free awareness program that will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

Click here to “Join the Crowd”

The Troy Record put together a video piece on the event as well:

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