Saturday, November 12, 2016

YAC ICS Hope for the Holidays Meeting, Monday, November 14, 7:30 am, Harper

Agenda November 14th Meeting

This coming Thanksgiving Day

Invitation to Play the Giving Games 
Compassion Games International
Youth and Schools Pay It Forward  
Register at

* Reflection on YAC visit to Boys and Girls Club last Friday. 
YAC snacks from Sam's shared with club members


Reflection on YLOKC @ Camp Classen, November 12th and 13th





Cultural Tapestry Oklahoma Standard
An Oklahoma Cultural Tapestry Day 
     Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
To inform people of Oklahoma Teens' cultural diversity 

and break cultural tensions through listening

Agenda for YAC Meeting, November 14th, Harper, 7:30
Snacks from Sam's by Mrs. Clay

1. Hope for the Holidays:  Poster making

2. Blood Drive 2016: 
Blood Drive update:  Wednesday December 14 at Casady Wing 6:30 am-3:00 pm.  Includes set-up and tear down.  Contact Person: David Crawford., 405-250-9727 cell.
The blood drive is a senior project!

3. Ideas for MLK Day:  Food Bank closed for event on MLK Day

2. Other project updates
-Aaron's Track for Johnson Elementary
-Mentors Projects
* Best Buddies
* Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village
*Therapy Dogs

Hope for the Holidays meeting minutes
November 10, 2016

Mrs. Clay stated that she is beginning to update YAC hours and members were given time to tally their attendance while Katherine finished the sign-up at the YAC Community Room and Miranda and Isaiah connected to seniors who have not completed the requirement to let them know about the YAC service opportunity on Veterans Day at Boys and Girls Club at Memorial Park.

1. ICS Hope for the Holidays: 

Volunteers, schedule, process

-Katherine asked to check schedules and sign up at the Casady YAC Community Room or let her know to add names to the list she is maintaining.  In the document below are the dates of the drive and the available shifts as well as the schedule.
Volunteers will get service hours, but are not to miss chapel.  Volunteers should be wearing holiday attire to motivate and remind donors.  Holiday music could be played at all divisions.  Volunteers need to text a group picture to Mrs. Clay to receive hours.
Process and needs
Three divisions will participate: PD, LD, and UD.  Katherine had a very successful drive last year with PD and LD.  This year she is adding the UD.  She is going to try in small scale the Change for Change idea.  Katherine will be at the UD counting donors for participation. She will provide chapel updates through STUCO. The grade with most participation will get an out of uniform and an extra out to lunch.  THANK YOU, COACH T.  

Mrs. Clay also asked for members to start thinking about other creative, inspiring and exciting incentives for future drives.

Mrs. Clay requested help with ideas and looking at Katherine's PP for her chapel presentation to let her know which video will be most motivating to teen donors.

Mrs Clay is scheduling a YAC meeting on Monday, November 14th at 7:30 am for anyone able to help make posters for this drive.  Volunteers may also make posters during the holidays and keep track of time invested to receive credit.

Marketing the Drive:  Posters by Katherine

December 9: Infant Crisis Services picks up donations at the student center 

-Communicate more closely with the Lower and Primary Divisions,
-donation boxes, (ICS will provide them if needed, we are looking for a Xmas tree too)
-secure transportation,
-make posters,
-get the ornaments (Lower Division and Primary Division).
- Incentives for UD ???   Xmas Tree???
Sign-up volunteers
-Sign-in signs

2. LUNCH with Mr. Rainbolt:   Tuesday, December 13th  Miranda and Mrs Clay gave some more background.  Expected attendance as of 11/11/2016
Seniors: Miranda, Isaiah, MiAngela
Freshmen: Aaron
Adults: Mrs. Clay, Father Blizzard.  Other administrators invited and checking schedules.

SERVING together in the OKC community on Veterans Day (Sahanya) 
Boys and Girls Club
- Friday, November 11th 4:30-6:30
Image- Suburban will leave from Casady after the double, but will not return to Casady.  Mrs. Clay will be at Boys and Girls Club from 5:00-5:30.  She has to pick-up the Youth LEAD OKC retreat facilitator from the airport at 3:30  Then, Mrs Clay will drive Tabitha to dinner and to the Thunder game.  Also a reminder that The Crucible is at 7:00 pm that evening.  2-4 ushers needed for The Crucible  Mrs Clay will attend the Crucible on Thursday, November 10th.  Miranda created a sign-up sheet for Boys and Girls Club.  Here is the expected attendance.  Students will arrive as their schedules permitted and will help as needed after a tour of the facilities.
Mrs. Clay: 4:15-5:00, 
Seniors: Miranda, Isaiah, MiAngela, Omar, Nicole J, Judy N.
Juniors: Safra, Mariam, 
Sophomores: Sahanya, Keziah

Address3535 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

* Track for Johnson Elementary (Aaron) No updates provided
Planting Grass around the track
Aaron is working on getting estimates of cost.  He will need manual labor.  Miranda stated that this might be a great project for the seniors in need of hours.  She will help recruit volunteers.  She has "the list."

YAC members B-days ( Hospitality Managers)  ON PARKING LOT

*Strategic Planning for 2016  (Mariam and Safra) ON PARKING LOT

*Youth LEAD OKC Retreat, November 12-13th (Mrs. Clay)
Cyclones Attending the YLOKC Retreat as of 11/1/2016
Johnny L, Jack R, Angela J, Natalie H, Mrs. Carmen Clay, Cooper Lindstrom, John Kelly. Van will leave at 8:00 am from Chapel parking lot on Saturday, 9/12 and return to the Chapel parking lot on 9/13 between 11:30 and noon.  List of needed supplies were sent to participants via e-mail

 Registration, permissions and releases at

-Other  December Projects: Blood Drive , Giving Games
* The Giving Games:  Possible Leaders Mrs. Clay and Nicole J.  ON Parking LOT

The 7th Generation of Young People are Rising!
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Dear Agents of Compassion,

The Compassion Games “Giving Games: Youth and Schools Play it Forward” is four weeks away from today!

What are the Giving Games? This year, the Giving Games are being played globally between youth, educators, and intergenerational allies to foster safe and fulfilling places of learning, supporting the next generation develop into happy, compassionate, creative, and resilient members of our world.
Let's bring together our youth and Indigenous leadership during this momentous time to protect and restore Mother Earth!

In partnership with #GivingTuesday, the Giving Games begin on November 29th, and ends 12 days later with a global online "Wopila", a Lakota Thanksgiving Ceremony taking place on Human Rights Day, December 10th. The Wopila will be co-hosted with Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe.

Indigenous Peoples and the Giving Games

This year's Giving Games connect three overlapping social movements:

1. Youth Climate Movement
2. Indigenous Environmental Movement
3. “Prosocial” Movement (peace, love, compassion, kindness)
It may very well be the most extraordinary Compassion Games yet!

A Global Compassion Relay!

To build awareness and momentum for the Games we are organizing a Giving Games Compassion Relay that will feature a “Dream Team” of “Champions of Compassion”.

The “Compassion Torch” will be lit in Morocco at the UN COP22 Climate Convention by Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., Chairperson of the Compassion Games International, and the “Green Sheik” (Dr. Abdulaziz bin Ali bin Rashid Al Nuaimi) founder of the Global BlueYouth initiative that has engaged over 25,000 youth, from every continent on earth, in the world’s largest consultation of youth around water and climate change action.

The “Relay Route” will go from Morocco to Panama for the closing ceremonies of the Peace and Dignity Runs on November 14 - 17, and then to Standing Rock North Dakota in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The Compassion Torch will continue being passed until the final day of the Games on December 10th. To learn about the other Dream Team Champions of Compassion and the Relay Route check out the Compassion Relay FAQ here.

Live Call for Overview and Questions

 Join us for the second 2016 Giving Games
LIVE call for Team Organizers!

If you are new to the Compassion Games and want to learn more... this call is for you! Already organizing a team? This call is for you, too!

RSVP and find the call-in information here.

If you have any quesitons, email

Global Unity Games Results!

If you've wondered about the impact the September 11th - 21st Global Unity Games results, take a look at the results from the 2016 Global Unity Games.  There were 452 reports posted to the Compassion Report Map.

Over 256 teams and more than 30,000 volunteers directly served nearly 3,000,000 people in 40 countries. This story includes videos summarizing the outcomes and highlights of the recent Games, which can be viewed here.

The world is calling for a compassionate response to the challenges we face. You make a difference. We invite you to play!

Game on!

From Mrs. Clay's Desk: Strategic Planning  ON PARKING LOT
Planning Team Officers who have not provided the description of responsibilities from their perspective, please send them Mrs. Clay.  Thank you.

YAC Planning team
Co-Presidents:  Miranda & Isaiah
Vice-Presidents: Safra and Mariam 
Calendar/Scheduling Manager: Ellie G                         
Secretary:    Katherine S.
Treasurer:  Johnnie L 
Social Media: Grace P. 
Social/Hospitality Managers: Hannah H. Sahanya B. Anna B.

Grade Chairs: Project Chairs/Project Facilitators
Seniors:  Cathy Zesiger?  Erik R.(School mentors), Miranda (Humane Society?), Isaiah (MLK Day ?), Nicole J. (Kindness Week ?)
Juniors:  Mallory (?), Gabrielle (Food Drive 2016), Luke A. (Voters Registration, Elections 2016), Zac Conner (Best Buddies), Safra and Mariam (Food Drive 2016)
Sophomores:  Sahanya (Children's Hospital), Mason (Peace Week: Peace Silhouettes), Ellie (Food Drive 2016, Perfect Pair Drive for Homeless Alliance), Katherine S. (ICS Hope for the Holidays Drive)
Freshmen:  Ahmed H., Saadia N (Food Drive 2016)

Faculty: Peace Week, Food Drive
Mrs. Clay, Mrs. Bek-gran, Father Blizzard, Father Youmans, Mrs. Seitter, Mrs. Pardue, Dr. Torres, Mrs. France, Mrs. Sharp, Mrs.  Robertson, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Lopez (Peace Week), Mrs. Price (Food Drive)

Co-Presidents: (Miranda T. Isaiah L.)

1. Inspire and motivate Cyclones to belong to the club

2. Responsible for accountability. we have made sure to keep our numbers high for attendance of meetings. We have had record breaking numbers sign up for YAC this year and we are trying to keep them, but not trying to overwhelm them with meeting after meeting and project after project. 

3.. Assign those to plan projects, only who would like to volunteer.

4. Have a good time.

5. Set agendas for meetings

6. Plan YAC's year in collaboration with planning team

7. Be an active participant of the various drives, and when necessary, work with the administration office to establish the connections for the various drives. 

8. Introduce some of the speakers in chapel

Co Vice-Presidents (Safra and Mariam S)

1. To assist and fill in for the co-presidents. 

2. The v.p.s can call meetings and lead projects, and are the authoritative figures when the presidents are unavailable

3. Facilitate agendas in absence of co-presidents

4. Be an active participant of the various drives, and when necessary, work with the administration office to establish the connections for the various drives. 

5. Introduce some of the speakers in chapel

Secretary: (Katherine S)

1. Attend any meetings possible and to work closely with Mrs. Clay and the co-presidents to ensure the agendas for each meeting are clearly expressed and as efficient as possible. 

2. Record the minutes of each meeting. When unable to be present, sponsor will appoint a YAC member to keep minutes.  Mrs. Clay will place minutes in the blog.  Secretary will text minutes to members

3. Be an active participant of the various drives, and when necessary, work with the administration office to establish the connections for the various drives. 

4. Introduce some of the speakers in chapel

Treasurer: (Johnnie L.)

1. Make sure our funds are stored in Casady's finance office 
2 Allocate YAC funding to the right people or organizations in a timely manner.
3 Youth Decision maker in allocation of $100 funding for monthly projects from service-learning budget.  The decisions are made in collaboration with Mrs. Clay, YAC sponsor and Rainbolt Family Service-Learning Chair.
4. Oversee the counts for drives and report final results in collaboration with division heads and finance office
5.. Be an active participant of the various drives, and when necessary, work with the administration office to establish the connections for the various drives. 

6. Introduce some of the speakers in chapel

Grade / Project Chairs:  Freshmen (Saadia N)
1. Should be involved with some of the board decisions (which I am). 

2. Be able to have a positive input and impact on YAC which includes perhaps introducing new organizations to the group as well as new ideas/drives. 

3. Currently, help mobilize the Food Drive activities which help freshman realize that they have decision making while helping out. 

4  Goal as a freshman chair in YAC is to help organize our group into a team that works together for the benefit of our community

5. Be an active participant of the various drives, and when necessary, work with the administration office to establish the connections for the various drives. 

6. Introduce some of the speakers in chapel

Sponsor:  Mrs. Clay   (Father Blizzard when Mrs. Clay is not present)

1. Be at meetings for liability issues requirement.  Provide ONLY suggestions for agenda items.  
2 Bring community organization volunteer opportunities and service learning experiences to the attention of the officers.
3. Empower planning team decision making.  
4. Provide resources and connections to planning team decision making 
5. Support and celebrate YAC involvement in the community.
6. Provide weekend opportunities and transportation to empower the mission of "Participating in the community to improve lives" 
7. Request feedback from planning team to be what the club needs demand.
8. Promote a yearly strategic planning-reflective time.
9. Be an active participant of the various drives, and when necessary, work with the administration office to establish the connections for the various drives. 
10. Introduce some of the speakers in chapel


Family Volunteer Day, Sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation

November 19, 2016 is Family Volunteer Day
Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Volunteering is a great way for kids and adults to make new friends, develop compassion for their neighbors, and even pick up a new skill or two! It’s an amazing day – don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!
Care Bags for our OKC Homeless. A Casady sophomore filled backpacks with water bottles, socks, Bibles, tissue, rain ponchos, gum, hand sanitizer and a few other things.  She and her family handed the care bags to homeless people in the downtown area. 

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma needs
Families Volunteering Together
November and December
Due to an increase in production needs, the Food Bank has opened additional volunteer shifts and added space to many of their existing shifts for November and December.  They need to produce 108,000 Food for Kids backpack kits in the month of November, and they can’t do it without YOUR/OUR help!

Click here to view our extended November schedule or our extended December schedule and sign up for a shift.  If you’d like to bring a group, please complete a volunteer group request form.  Questions?  Contact:
Denice L. Hurlbut
Associate Director of Volunteerism
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma