Monday, January 26, 2015

YAC meeting 1/27/2015

Agenda with Minutes by Johnny

1. Battle on Penn Avenue Cleats-4-Kids and B-day Party on Feb. 9th
Cleats for kids tonight
Birthday party- email Miranda for questions

2.  Fedex-Strategic Planning Time Report  Sydney ran the meeting
- YAC's WHY  Inspires Others to Find their Passion to Serve
-Executive Board 2015-2016: Working on job descriptions
-YAC T-on parking lot
-YAC Logo - Marketing Purposes On parking lot

Dodgeball tournament ....have to bring 5 books to enter
Metropolitan library...possible resource

April 1st..stuco hosting walk a thon
YAC station

Dillon-tennis clinic @ boys and girls club
Possible racquet drive...any kind/type/size

Dillon-tennis clinic @ boys and girls club
Possible racquet drive...any kind/type/size

3. Service-Learning Office Announcements
a. YLX Applications available now at Casady Places to Serve Blog

b. National Service-Learning Conference - Mrs. Clay and Mrs. O'Melia attending
*April 7-12th, DC

c. National Volunteer Week:  April 12-18, 2015
* Presidential Awards @ Chapel
*Seniors Ice Cream Social if finished with requirement
*Celebration of Service- What will it look like this year?

April 12th Mrs. Clay/other teachers offering places for students to go

April 13th week- national volunteer week

April 18-19th apply for grant ideas for global youth service day

Global Youth Service Days (GYSD)  April 17-19  Disney Grants Deadline February 18
Deadline: February 18 
Disney Friends for Change Grants offer young change-makers $500 to gather their friends and turn their creative ideas to help their communities into projects taking place on or around Global Youth Service Day - April 17-19, 2015. Whether protecting the planet, providing food to hungry people, helping other kids learn, or promoting healthy behaviors, Friends for Change help make their communities greener, safer, smarter, healthier, cleaner, and fairer.  Youth ages 5-18 located in all 50 states and DC are eligible. Apply and turn your idea from a dream into  

4. February is Black History Month
a. Sunday, February 1st:  YLOKC SELMA SCREENING@ Penn Square, 12:45 or later showing.  Discussion facilitated by YLOKC following the screening
Youthleadokc Selma February 1st afternoon.  Sydney motivated people to attend

b. Saturday, February 7th, 6:00-8:40 PM  $15 tickets, limited seating
OKC Children of the Civil Rights Documentary Screening

5. February Service-Learning Happenings
a.  February 4th  12:30 -2:00  Mr. Ranbolt at Casady School
12:30-12:45 Mr. Rainbolt meets with Mrs. Clay at the Wing
12:50- 1:20  Mr. Rainbolt has lunch with available YAC Members and Mr. Walter @ Calvert
1:30-2:30  Mr. Rainbolt has a tour of Casady's new facilities by Mr. Sheldon

b.  Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK Week- Charter for Compassion Education Initiatives)  The Kindness Bench-Picnic Table??? On Parking lot

c. Senior completion of requirement

Announcements-4-YAC'S Consideration

1. Invitation for YLOKC and OKC Community

AT the Oklahoma History Center
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 
6:40PM-8:40 PM
Tickets : $15 per person
Proceeds pay for rights to use archival photographs from national film houses and archival film footage from OK-Channel Four TV Station.Reservations required limited seating.  Contact: Julia Clifford at 360-305-7837 for ticket reservations.  Carmen attending.

6:00 PM:  Meet and Greet, Wine and Cheese for adults.  Silent Auction starts
6:40  PM: Introduction of the film project
7:00 PM Premiere Screening of Children of the Civil Rights
8:00 PM Discussion/ Q&A with film crew and "children" interviewed with journalist George Tomek
8:40 PM Silent Auction ends
9:00 PM Event ends

A Word from the parents of the Director of the film
February has been designated “Black History Month
Our daughter went through school and was educated in Oklahoma. During this period, her Oklahoma history and social studies classes never mentioned the sit-ins in Oklahoma City, what caused them or their importance to the following generations. She only heard about this part of our history many years after graduation, informally, over a cup of coffee. It simply wasn't included as part of the standard educational curriculum of the day.
With this realization in hand, Julia's curiosity led her to explore this part of Oklahoma City's past on her own. In the process she met with and interviewed people who were personally involved in this effort - - the young Black kids who demonstrated, members of the Oklahoma City downtown police detachment responsible for the public safety of all concerned and the news people who covered their stories. 
Her journey enabled her to compare the Oklahoma City experience with race relations in Birmingham, Atlanta and Selma through film footage and personal interviews with Julian Bond and Congressman John Lewis. 
On Saturday, February 7th, nearly eight years after that cup of coffee, the documentary film she created to tell the story “Children of the Civil Rights” will be presented at the Oklahoma History Center. 
Bringing this story to today's classroom curriculum is a major part of Julia's ambition. Today's young people simply need to understand our recent history as they go about shaping the future of this City, State and Nation. To not know increases the likelihood of repeating the past as they face the challenge of building a resident society whose characteristics are globally diverse... racially, economically, culturally, and in its religious beliefs. 
Intolerance has become a political tool that's used to divide any “them” who are different from “us”. As a Nation, this is unacceptable. The “Children of the Civil Rights” documentary is an attempt to view social diversity as a value that sits “minute to minute on the razor edge of jeopardy”.
This reality needs to be made a formal part of the educational curriculum in our schools - - public and private. This documentary meets the Oklahoma Department of Education standards for use in Social Studies and Oklahoma History classrooms. Recounting the experience of our past to our future leaders is serious business. It's important!
2. Respect Diversity Foundation requests YLOKC teens to consider volunteering to usher at 4 screenings of  Muslim/Jewish movies.  The dates for the four events (screenings and discussions) are on Sundays:  March 22,  June 14,  August 9,  November 15.  The time for these events is 2-5 pm.   The films will be shown on a rotating basis at the Temple, Mosque and Synagogue.

3. Charter for Compassion Representative, Rebecca requests time in the agenda to share her OKC initiative.