Scott Receives 2015 Congressional Champion Award from The Corps Network
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) received the 2015 Congressional Champion Award from The Corps Network in recognition of his leadership on behalf of service, conservation, and the young men and women serving communities in Virginia and across the country. The Corps Network helps disadvantaged young people develop job and leadership skills through a variety of service projects designed to address important environment and community needs.
“I am honored to be recognized by The Corps Network for my work in Congress,” said Rep. Scott. “Ensuring opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk youth is critical to keeping them on the right track towards graduating high school and going on to college or into the workforce. I have focused my work in Congress on promoting comprehensive, evidence-based efforts to achieve this goal. I commend the staff and volunteers at The Corps Network for all that they do to support at risk youth and I look forward to working with them in the future to help our children grow and thrive.”
In Congress, Congressman Scott serves as the ranking member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. He is the sponsor of the Youth PROMISE Act, which would assist communities in developing and implementing comprehensive, evidence-based early intervention and prevention strategies to address youth violence and crime. Data shows that if we invest in at-risk young people to keep them on the right track towards college or the workforce, we can reduce crime and save money in avoided social and incarceration costs.
To learn more about the Youth PROMISE Act, please visit: www.bobbyscott.house.gov/ypa.
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