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Government Affairs Support for NCYS Members
Greetings friends in Youth Sports!

With this new Congress now underway, I wanted to introduce you to the National Council of Youth Sports’ government affairs team-- Active Policy Solutions (APS), who are also available to assistance to your organization.

Active Policy Solutions has been working with NCYS over the past several years in a variety of government affairs capacities. This support has included organizing our activities for Youth Sports Week in DC annually, drafting and advancing our own legislation P.L.A.Y.S., and serving as our eyes and ears on the ground in Washington to support our work on youth sports policy.

As a member of NCYS, we are pleased to extend APS’s government affairs support to your organization at a discounted hourly rates to assist you in meeting your advocacy or government affairs needs.

APS can help with
Federal Funding:
~ Securing government grants including:
~ Monitoring and applying for appropriate funding opportunities
~ Writing grants and applications
~ Soliciting letters of support from government officials for grants and funding proposals
~ Navigating government procurement and contract opportunities

Federal Advocacy:
~ Advocating for youth sports policy
~ Drafting and implementing new legislation
~ Keeping informed of what is going on in the youth sports space federally and nationally

Branding and Visibility:
~ Raising your organization profile among government stakeholders such as though:
~ Outreach and meetings with government offices
~ Facilitating site visits/ attendance at events by government affairs officials
~ Government recognitions, such as congressional record statements of award or championship winners
~ Organizing Capitol Hill fly-in Days and Congressional Briefings

~ Speak on a number of government affairs and policy topics
~ Organize activities around events in and near Washington, DC.
~ Educate, train and build your grassroots networks

If interested or if you have any questions, please contact Terri Lakowski at 202-656-1350 or

About Active Policy Solutions: APS provides government relations and advocacy support to clients, particularly in the area of youth development. Our team members have extensive experience in policy and government affairs work on the state and national level. We have Capitol Hill, non-profit, and business experience. We have a proven track record of planning and executing large Capitol Hill advocacy days, and building strong grassroots advocacy programs through the process of teaching and motivating key interest groups. We are passionate about our work, committed to our clients and dedicated to helping them accomplish their goals.