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August 2022 State Board Update: Youth Committee

Crystal Joseph and Nick Doran

The Youth Committee is pleased to release the new Toolkit for Youth Programming which is attached and is posted on the state website under Local Leagues and then League Toolkits. This Toolkit is just a sampling of the many great programs organized by our local Leagues across the state. We want to add to the Toolkit with any programs that you are running – please share them with us so we can include them in the Toolkit. And, all local Leagues should read and consider replicating any of these wonderful programs. A contact and email address is included for each program so you can email and get more information about each. Use it well and often!

Seal of Civic Readiness

NYS Education Department recently reported about the implementation of the Seal for Civic Readiness by the school districts and schools around the state. Over 320 approved schools have been approved for the 2022-2023 school year for the Seal of Civic Readiness!

Schools approved by category:

Category                            # Of Approved Schools

Low Needs                                           47                

Average Needs                                    110

High Needs Rural                               33

High Needs Urban/Suburban          14

Big 5                                                      102

Charters                                                15


And, 7 of the 8 districts in the Big 5 Conference have been approved:



Mt. Vernon





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