This seminar was held at Sarah Lawrence College and its focus was to educate students on several major areas of the Criminal Justice System; Law Enforcement, the Criminal Court System, the District Attorney's Office and the Probation department. Specific attension was also presented covering a individuals Civil Rights under the law. Speakers provided students with information on their rights and practical recommendations on how to conduct oneself when interacting with each sector of the Criminal Justice System.
Over 25% of today’s jobs did not exist twenty years ago. The nature of work has changed and this trend will continue. Emerging technologies, globalization, and the way we think about work will have a profound impact on the composition of our workforce and the skills our young people will need in order to achieve and sustain socio-economic parity. AAMW recognized these trends and in 2003, introduced The Business Skills Olympics, an annual high school competition in which high school student teams from throughout the county analyze graduate level business school cases and present their solutions to selected problems.
Over the past 23 years, the Brotherhood Breakfast has been attended by almost 3,000 representatives from business, government, education, religious institutions, and community organizations. The breakfasts honor people from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity that makes Westchester the State’s “Golden Apple”. The Brotherhood Breakfast is designed to bring together people who may not normally interact, to share information about their missions and discuss strategies that are mutually beneficial. These are the people that help to shape economic, government, and social policy and it is AAMW’s goal to continue fostering their interaction.
AAMW sponsored the first Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Family Day Celebration over 20 years ago to celebrate the life & teachings of Dr. King. This event became the largest of its kind in Westchester, & indeed the northeast, attracting over 5,000 people over the years from every walk of life to keep Dr. King’s message of service to mankind alive. Currently we focus young people in the county who have demonstrated a commitment to the teachings of Dr. King (& the event was renamed The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Youth Awards). Over 500 people attend this event and over to honor 120 young people have received Legacy Youth Awards since the program’s inception. This group of young people represents every socioeconomic strata, & geographic region of the county.
Every year, teachers, professors, administrators, school board members, education advocates, students, parents, and members of the business community have come together to address the issues facing our educational system. AAMW brings together all of these groups to exchange cutting edge strategies the highest quality education to all of our young people. The forums are focused on closing the achievement gap, reducing dropout rates, eliminating violence and other negative influences in our schools to support our young people in becoming educated, productive, and involved members of society.
For over 20 years, AAMW has provided athletic programs such as golf and tennis camps, basketball tournaments, soccer camps and Miniature Olympics for Toddlers. Several thousand young people, pre-school through high school, have taken advantage of these programs which are instructed by high school, college, semi-pro, and professional coaches. Our organization has been given access to both private and public sports facilities in support of these events which continue to grow in participation. These programs are used as a tool to teach young people discipline, teamwork, social etiquette, and the benefits of a healthy life style.
AAMW is dedicated to address issues related to education, youth empowerment, domestic violence awareness and environmental justicee. Our goal is to design activities and provide programs that enrich the lives of young people and families to build strong communities that improve the lives of all county residents.
These hands-on workshops have been created to promote awareness of the environmental issues facing residents in Westchester County; educate young people about how these issues affect their quality of life and discuss how to implement lasting solutions. The workshops and related excursions provide opportunities for County residents, especially young people, to learn from environmentalists, business leaders and those who are genuinely concerned about the issues.
Social justice is a concept of fair and just relations between the individual and society. This is measured by the explicit and tacit terms for the distribution of wealth, opportunities for personal activity and social privileges.