Project PATCH Partnership

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Recently, district-wide Project PATCH forged an official partnership with the Touro Law Center. Project PATCH, or Participatory Awareness Through Community Help, is the district’s law-related educational program, which was created to teach students to be active, well-informed, and empowered members of our participatory democracy. Touro will be sponsoring an educational outreach initiative that has long been in the works.

This initiative will focus on providing training for K-12 educators throughout the state, mock trial competitions for students, inspiring civic participation, and more. The partnership will be facilitated by Project PATCH coordinator David Scott. Mr. Scott attended Touro Law, is a licensed attorney, a Social Studies teacher at Northport High School, and a passionate advocate for empowering students.

According to Mr. Scott, the partnership between the district and Touro came about naturally. After years of working together on events such as Law Day and the annual Law and Civic Education Summer Institute, it seemed liked the next step.

“I needed an organization to step up for civic education and I am so glad my alma mater is the school that pledged to do it,” said Mr. Scott. “Our district truly believes in the importance of students translating civic knowledge into civic action, and we’re thankful to Touro’s Dean Harry Ballan for recognizing the value in these programs and for his willingness to work together on behalf of teachers and students.”