Thursday, December 4, 2014

A sample meeting with skills building and service-learning advocacy experience

Come and Read with Me Program delivers books for Positive Tomorrows

  1. Youth LEAD Monthly Meeting
    Sunday, December 7, 2014
    1:30pm – 3:30pm YL Meeting
    12:45pm – 1:30pm Planning Team Pre Meeting
    3:30pm – 4:30pm Planning Team Post Meeting
    Mercy School Institute
  2.  Some left before the picture was taken.  Some did not sign-in and one I could not read handwriting
    Johnny L., Gabrielle M., Mallory W., Safra S. Mariam S., Hunter S., Taylor B. Dane N., Dane M., Sam K. , Haley K., Lina K., Nour S., Amira O., Serene O., Sireene K, Noel J., Buthiana J. Shannon P., Carmen C, Rebecca.

  3. Address: 14001 N Harvey Ave, Edmond, OK 73013

Contact person:  Carmen Clay, 405-520-1324

Planning team went over the agenda and re-assigned facilitators.  We have not heard from Iletze.  Ananya and Sidney were unable to attend.  

1:35pm – 1:40pm (5 minutes)
Arrivals and announcements
Johnny has an opportunity to help children ice skate on 12/13 in the morning
Carmen and the Casady YAC are volunteering at Santa's Store at Urban Mission.  Contact Carmen if interested at, 405-520-1325
Serene requested consideration to help her fundraise for Double Dare Week at her school.  Proceeds go to Autism Oklahoma
Dane is going to OSU.  Other seniors have not made up their mind where they are going yet

1:40pm – 1:50pm (10 minutes)
Ice Breaker: Skittles get to know your game by Johnny Lee

2:00pm – 2:20pm (20 minutes)
Ice Breaker: Goodie Bag Assembly  Dane
Discuss final details of Positive Tomorrows program
Updates:  Ananya secured the somosa donations.  Her mother will be making them.  Ananya wrote an e-mail to the Come and Read Program.  YLOKC received a donation of books to stuff the goodie bags.  Shannon and the YMCA provided Xmas bags.  YLeaders signed up to host and/or help tables.  Johnny will have the posters made by YLOKCasady.  He will also facilitate the projection of a world map.  He will take the Casady equipment from the Library and Service-Learning.  Carmen and Buthiana will not be able to attend the December 19, 12:00-3:30 Cultural Fest for Positive 

 (10 minutes)

Ice Breaker: Circle Adjective Name Game – Taylor

2:20pm – 2:30pm
I am Stereotype Activity with post it notes and discussion - Sam and Shannon
The reaction was positive as this was the favorite activity for most participants.  No matter how many times it is facilitated, it is always effective and feels like the first time.  Noel took the post-it notes for the Interfaith Alliance to see the thoughts of diverse youth.  As conclusion, participants will be proactive at standing against stereotypes.  They will also not take it as a joke because it is hurtful.  One participant requested to run the same activity, but about stereotypes not represented in YLOKC.

2:50pm – 3:00pm (10 minutes)

Watch Fordson Video – Buthiana
The video was debriefed as part of the reflection and evaluation of the meeting.  The overall conclusion was that it was a great way to follow the I am skill builder  (Stereotypes Activity)

3:20pm – 3:30pm (10 minutes)

End with yarn connectivity to share ah ha moment - Dane
Stereotypes and Book Holiday bags for Positive Tomorrows were memorable. The meeting was well organized, moved well and the process was engaging.  One strong suggestion made by youth organizers and adult mentors was for YLeaders to be on time to meetings since the agendas are so packed and our time together is limited.

Special thanks to Mercy School Sireene K's mom for a great meal!


January meeting at Heritage Hall on Sunday, January 11, 2015 1:30pm – 3:30pm

January meeting snack = Johnny; drink = Sidney