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The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is proud to enhance youth sports programs that support the health and well-being of children and youth. Sports play a big role in the lives of young people by promoting positive social, emotional, health and educational outcomes. Participation in sports teaches teamwork and leadership while fostering supportive relationships with other youth and positive adults. Supporting broad opportunities for all youth to participates in sports is one of the many ways OCFS and youth bureaus promote positive youth development.

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