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Building Advocacy ​

Committee Chair

Dirk Muffler at

John Milosovic:

We will advocate on behalf of our students and programs and provide professional development to train others in the skills of advocacy.

Advocacy shall have the following responsibilities:

  1. To develop and evaluate legislation affecting at-risk youth;

  2. To organize and maintain the student legislative action team;

  3. To inform the membership regarding impending legislation, possible impact and options to inform legislators; and

  4. To perform such other duties as are required by the Board of Directors.

Here's how you can participate



Share your Stories

Do you have a student success story? This video is a great example of the advocacy ICEARY does.

The power of many voices.

The Illinois Coalition for Educating At-Risk Youth is both proud and grateful to announce a $13.7 million dollar increase to the Regional Safe Schools Grant.
This is the result of ICEARY members and partners with a shared mission coming together for advocacy, testimony to ISBE and legislators, letters, calls, visits to Springfield, and an unrelenting commitment to youth.

This increase in funding is a step toward greater equity for our youth, and our journey continues.  Please keep an eye on the ICEARY listserv for updates from the advocacy committee.
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