Monday, July 28, 2014
Marty Umans for the Andrew Glover Youth Program
Marty Umans spent time this summer working on his portrait series for the Lower East Side's Andrew Glover Youth Program. Offering the courts a choice instead of detention, AGYP is there, counseling, training, educating and assisting in employment opportunities for youth from the Lower East Side and East Harlem. It costs about $210,000 a year to put a kid in a New York City juvenile detention center for a year, and only 20% remain crime-free when they get out. It costs only $3,400 a year to keep a kid in the Andrew Glover Youth Program, and more than 90% of program graduates never commit another crime. Great work Marty!