HARTFORD – This week, State Rep. Christopher Davis testified on two pieces of legislation that will have an impact on the 57th District, East Windsor and Ellington.
On Wednesday, Rep. Davis spoke in favor of House Bill 5446, which will allow for East Windsor to apply for a youth service bureau grant. Currently, over 100 towns participate in the youth service bureau grant program. East Windsor is seeking to join with Windsor Locks’ program to offer additional services to our town’s youth.
“I am in support of section 2 of this bill, which allows for the Commissioner of Education to once again accept grant applications for youth service bureaus,” explained Rep. Davis. “The section of the bill is important because it gives our youth ways to learn, interact, and communicate in a different environment: such as counseling and after-school programs, allowing them to grow and excel in the world around them.”
Rep. Davis was joined at the Legislative Office Building by East Windsor First Selectman Bob Maynard and East Windsor Director of Recreation and Community Services Melissa Maltese in supporting the bill. The bill now awaits action in the Education Committee.