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Release: Education Chair Youakim Earns Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

St. Paul, MN - State Representative Cheryl Youakim (DFL-Hopkins), chair of the House Education Finance, has earned the Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award from the Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers (TOCAIT) in Minnesota.

“Children deserve to see themselves reflected in their school environments, whether in their teachers or in the curriculum they are learning from,” said Rep. Youakim. “Last session we made a substantial investment in continuing to ensure more teachers of color are in the classroom, helping current and future generations to thrive.” 

Rep. Youakim is being recognized for her unwavering support over the years for the Increase Teachers of Color Act, and for including the proposal in the historic 2023 Education Budget Bill as Chair of the Education Finance Committee.