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SCOE Recognized for Supporting Character Education

Center for Youth Citizenship Presents SCOE with Award

Joe Maloney, David W. Gordon, Brian Cooley, and Robert Dugan

L-R: Joe Maloney, CYC Executive Director, David W. Gordon, Superintendent, Brian Cooley, Board President, Robert Dugan, CYC Board Member.

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is the proud recipient of a special recognition for its support of character education initiatives taught at schools in Sacramento County.

At the March 14, 2007, meeting of the Sacramento County Board of Education, directors from the Center for Youth Citizenship (CYC), presented the County Office with a commemorative plaque recognizing SCOE as a strong supporter of schools that demonstrate an outstanding character education initiative that yields positive results in student behavior, school climate, and academic performance.

The character education initiative aims to give all students the skills they need to increase their emotional intelligence along with their academic intelligence.

The Center for Youth Citizenship has recognized two Sacramento County schools as California Schools of Character in 2007: Charles Mack Elementary and Prairie Elementary. Both schools are in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Orinda Intermediate School, in the Orinda Union School District, in Contra Costa County, is also being honored.

The Center for Youth Citizenship, founded in 1984, prepares California's young people to respect one another, our institutions, and laws; understand the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship; appreciate our democracy and develop the knowledge, skills and character to be engaged and informed participants in everyday community matters.

For more information about the Center for Youth Citizenship call (916) 228-2322.