Florida State Council

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus Youth Activity Policy

Knights of Columbus Youth Activity Policy

•All youth activities sponsored by the Knights of Columbus shall require the presence of at least one member, typically the council’s Family Director and/or Community Director, who has been background checked and trained through the Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program.
A Knights of Columbus “youth activity” is an activity whose principal subjects are minor children
(Basketball Free Throw, “Coats for Kids,” etc.)
•All youth activities sponsored by a Knights of Columbus council require the presence of at least one member, typically the council’s Family Director and/or Community Director, who has been background checked and trained through the Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program.

•The Grand Knight of the council sponsoring the youth activity, who is required to complete Knights of Columbus safe environment training, should also attend the activity. There should never be fewer than two fully trained members in attendance.

•Council Family/Community Directors and/or other members of the council who have been background checked and trained through the Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program shall, in conjunction with their Grand Knight, ensure that all Knights of Columbus Safe Environment policies and procedures are followed at all youth activities sponsored by a Knights of Columbus council.

•In the event that a council's Family Director and Community Director are both unable to attend a youth activity, any other member of the council who has recently been background checked and trained through the Knights of Columbus Safe Environment Program must be in attendance.

•If there are no available background checked and trained members of the council, every effort should be made to have a qualified Family Director or Community Director from a nearby council to attend. If there are no such qualified members, then the State Youth Director, State Family Director, and/or State Community Director should attend.

If at least two qualified members are not available to attend the activity, then the activity must be re-scheduled to a time when the council’s Family Director and/or Community Director, along with another qualified member will be able to attend for the full duration of the event.
Thank you both so much for your continued dedication to this program.

Sincerely,

Lee Ann Harper
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Office of Youth Protection Manager
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510-3326
(203) 752-4558
(855) 845-3502 (fax)
OYP@kofc.org
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