Albany, NY: Empire State Plaza Convention Center, 100 S Mall Arterial,
Teach NYS Mission to Albany
March 14: Teach NYS’s Largest-Ever Annual Mission to Albany Brings Student Advocates to Champion School Programs in the State’s Capital
Sixth Annual Event to Draw 1,000 Students, Teachers, Lay Leaders and Community Members to In-Person Event
When: Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
What: Teach NYS’s Sixth Annual Mission To Albany 2023
Teach NYS, an education advocacy group and division of the Orthodox Union’s Teach Coalition, will host the largest student-run advocacy day in the state of New York. More than 1,000 students, teachers and administrators from 88 Jewish nonpublic schools and yeshivas, as well as lay leaders and community members, will head to the state’s capital to advocate for nonpublic schools. This includes meeting with senators and assembly members, and building and strengthening relationships with lawmakers.
This is Teach NYS’s sixth annual Mission to Albany and will be the first one in person since the beginning of the pandemic.
State Sen. Andrew Gounardes
Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato
Chair of Committee on Education Sen. Shelley Mayer
UJA-Federation CEO Eric Goldstein
Invited speakers (awaiting confirmation):
Governor Kathy Hochul
Majority Leader Andrew Stewart-Cousins
Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris
State Sen. Nathalia Fernandez
Speaker Carl Heastie
Chair of Committee on Education Assembly Member Michael Benedetto
Where: Empire State Plaza Convention Center, 100 S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY
Why: Students in nonpublic schools across New York should not be left behind in the fight for a well-rounded and quality education for all students. The mission’s top advocacy items include funding for:
STEM – In today’s technologically-driven society, it’s crucial for nonpublic schools to be able to hire certified STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers.
Arts and music programs – Arts and music programs enhance students’ creativity and concentration, as well as their social and decision-making skills. Increased funding would allow nonpublic schools to hire qualified arts and music teachers.
Free lunch programs – All students throughout New York should have access to free nutritious and healthy meals at school. Food prices have surged due to inflation. New York state needs to help fill the gap to ensure no child is left hungry.
Media are invited and encouraged to attend; to RSVP, please contact OrthodoxUnionPR@ou.org
**OU-provided transportation is available on a limited basis. Please inquire ASAP if interested