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Release: Rep. Cheryl Youakim Earns Legislative Award from the Minnesota School Psychologists Association

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

St. Paul, MN- House Education Finance Committee Chair Cheryl Youakim (DFL-Hopkins) has earned and received a legislative award from the Minnesota School Psychologists Association for her advocacy and support of school psychology.

“Our school psychologists are an integral part of supporting the needs and well-being of our students, " said Rep. Youakim. “It is an honor to receive this recognition from the Minnesota School Psychologists Association. Last year, we took overdue steps to improve the ratio of school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses to students in our schools. We also made investments in getting our students the mental health support they need in and out of the classroom. Investing in comprehensive mental health resources is not an expense, it's an investment in the future, ensuring every student has what they need to thrive.” 

The Minnesota School Psychologists Association proactively supports the needs and well-being of all children, youth, families, and communities through advocacy, education, and research; and to promote the delivery of comprehensive, effective, and ethical school psychological services.