Sunday, October 8, 2017

YAC meeting 10/10/2017 at Harper

Minutes of the meeting by Claire R and brief additions by Mrs.  Clay

YAC minutes 10/10/17
Welcome Caroline H. and Mallory S.
Seniors:  Safra, Sharun
Juniors: Sahanya, Ali, Evi, Mason, Claire, Liz, Caroline, Mallory S.
Sophomores: Yasmin, Cooper, Saadia, Aaron
Freshmen: Gabriella K., Grace U., Katherine H., Abby K., Tina N., Lauren W., Isabel P., 
Meeting co-faciltated by Sahanya and Safra(a few minutes late)

Fall fest: 
  • jenga Mrs. Clay will have a Jenga for the kids who are waiting to get their picture finished.  
  • Photo booth: Idea from Claire, supplies and process from Cooper.  Helper: Sharun.  We will charge a $1.00.  Mr. Dema will help with some props.  Cooper will purchase the supplies through Casady credit card.  She also made a sign-up sheet. 
  • Need volunteers for Fall Fest, sign up by Mrs Clay’s office 
— bring all decorations and props by Wednesday
— we also need a background for the pictures (black/white sheet?) 
Bring food for bake sale 
  • Bake sale for wild life conservation fund.  Sign-up with Ellison 

Food Drive 
Speaker on the 25th 
This year, if you want service hours from drive, you have to write a reflection 
  • sign up to help during food drive! Sign-up at YAC room
  • Mrs. Clay will meet with the Freshman team organizers to see what the new ideas might be.  Only one of the freshmen had had time to read the Food Bank suggestions
  • Mrs. Clay said that this year we will be doing some electronic planning and reflecting.
October 30th - November 3rd 
Next Tuesday, setting up boxes from food bank.  All supplies from the Food Bank will be ready for YAC to personalized the drive. 

Citizens Caring for Children 
Oct 23rd - Oct 27th 
Bring new socks for children
Need volunteers, sign up sheet at YAC community room in Harper
Please help this project by Claire R.  It will be an UD only project. 

Hospitality Chair played a game that demonstrated how attentive one needs to be to see who becomes the leader of a project.

Speaker from Centennial

Main ideas: 
- Check Centennial's online planning and reflection tools designed by Chef Carrie, guest speaker.  

What would you do if you lost your home? What is your back up plan? 
A lot of kids in poorer environments are very resilient. They suffer through a lot of hardships all the time and they have to ready to answer that type of questions.  

  • They need our help, and we can make a difference in their lives! 
  • Students in Centennial when they bring cans for the Food Drive, they are bringing it for themselves.  Centennial is on 100% free meals, breakfast and lunch.



1. Fall Fest: Jenga, Bake Sale for Wild Life, Photo Booth, Sponsorship from Dave and Buster's

2. Food Drive: Chapel Speaker Presentation introductions needed all chapels.  Natalie Wood from Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  Process for every division for the Food Drive.  Implementation of technology in reporting and reflecting

3. Drive Proposal from Claire. R.   Attendance to Youth Action March Report by Claire

4. Funding for projects:  Grant selection

5. Reflection and Feedback of peace week via



United Nations Association of Oklahoma Speaker also Interfaith Alliance Award Winner at annual award banquet.

United Nations Association of Oklahoma will feature guest speaker Jamie Caves. Jamie Caves is the president of Sisu Youth Services.  Sisu Youth Services began when a mother of five decided “there are no other options out there” was not an option.
Under Jamie’s leadership as president, Sisu Youth Services offers a safe and inviting overnight shelter. At-risk youth may use laundry, showers, a donation closet, hot meals, a food pantry, and more. Teens aged 15-17 may use the dorm, an overnight shelter.
“When we started, there were just no beds (in Oklahoma City) for unaccompanied minors,” Jamie told The Oklahoman.  The Oklahoma Association of Realtors recognized Jamie with the Community Rock Star Award. The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy recognized Sisu Youth Services with the 2016 Laura Choate Resilience Award.  Jamie’s work is in alignment with several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Some examples are No Poverty, End Hunger, and Good Health and Well-Being. 
The United Nations Association of Oklahoma City is proud to host Jamie Caves at on October 26th at 6:30 PM at The Jones Assembly. RSVP on Facebook.