Students at Bronx High School for Law, Government and Justice Participate in Cablevision ‘Meet the Leaders at School’ Event With NYS Assemblyman Michael Blake

Bronx, NY, December 4, 2015 Students at Bronx High School for Law, Government and Justice today took part in the popular Cablevision television show, “Meet the Leaders at School.”  Following welcoming remarks by Principal Johanie Hernandez and an introduction by Cablevision moderator Shawna Ryan, New York State Assemblyman Michael Blake addressed the audience and participated in a Q&A with students that covered a variety of current topics.  Questions discussed ranged from bringing affordable housing to the Bronx, increasing the minimum wage in New York State, addressing pollution in the Bronx, keeping Metro Card prices affordable, increasing graduation rates in the Bronx, and more.

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“Congratulations to each of the students involved in the program today for their perceptive and timely questions,” said Assemblyman Blake.  “Their interest in current issues is clearly evident and it is heartening to see our young people interested in how they can help government be more effective.  I would also like to thank Cablevision for bringing this informative program into the classroom. This collaboration educates students about our 3, 2, 1 vision of economic development, education and equality for all so we continue #BuildingABetterBronx.”

 

“Cablevision’s Meet the Leaders is a terrific platform through which to engage students in current affairs and provide them with a firsthand opportunity to meet leaders like Assemblyman Michael Blake,” said Cablevision Vice President of Public Affairs Jennifer Ostrager.  “Our young people are our next generation of leaders and it is vital that they be knowledgeable about key issues that affect both them and their families.”

 

About Cablevision

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is a leading media and telecommunications company, serving millions of households and businesses throughout the greater New York area. Providing quality products that keep customers connected, Cablevision offers Optimum-branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet and phone services as well as Optimum WiFi, the nation’s most robust wireless Internet network. Cablevision’s Lightpath subsidiary is a premier provider of integrated business communications solutions for larger companies. Through its local media and programming properties – News 12 Networks and Newsday Media Group  – Cablevision also delivers news and information created specifically for the communities it serves. Additional information about Cablevision is available at www.cablevision.com.

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