Tuesday, October 17, 2017

YAC meeting 10/17/2017

Agenda and Minutes
We welcome back to school and YAC:  Hannah H.

Agenda facilitated by Co-Presidents and 
Minutes by Mrs. Clay
Attendance by Sharun
Photos by Hannah

Freshmen: Tina, Reese,  Ava, Laura, Kate, Isabela
Sophomores:  Aaron P (came to sign-up), Cooper L, Saadia N.,
Juniors: Ellie, Claire(late), Hannah H (1/2 meeting), Liz
Seniors: Safra, Mariam, Sharun (late)

Hospitality Chair Activity:  Making boxes and placing food drive dates in posters 

Food Drive 2017
Food Drive: October 30-Nov 3.  Halloween:  Hunger Hero, special prize costume???
a. Goal: Beat last year's results
b. Speaker:  Natalie Wood:  All chapels
c. Process:  Freshman team will meet on Wednesday morning before chapel to make process decisions.  We heard from Sarah G and what she did at her school.  Division of grades in Hunger Game teams.  Incentives from restaurants:  Food 4 Food:  Bring food, get a chance to 
d. Marketing and Incentives
d. Letter to all division and OKC community by secretaries
e. Responsibilities
f. Sign-up to volunteer at YAC Community Room Wall
g. Social Media help- Marketing Department Help  Hannah will be the YAC officers handling this YAC need.

h. Making posters for the drive:  Freshman team will make them and provide receipts for items purchased.

Dress Up Day at Boys and Girls Club, Friday, October 27:  Mariam and Safra:  This is a kids cafe, after school food for kids program of the food bank.  On parking lot

Service Opportunity at Food Bank this Saturday, October 21  Will be in daily announcements until Thursday.  If no one signs up, it will be cancelled.

Make a Difference Day at Food Bank, Saturday, October 28th, ON PARKING LOT

Fall Fest Final Details
Treasury report:  No time for this
Goal:  Double the money spent on supplies:  $60
Activities: Jenga, Photo Booth, Wild Life Bake Sale
Supplies needed are at Mrs. Clay office for the set-up team to take to Fall Fest


Dig Pink- Pink OUT game tomorrow.  Attend and support Volleyball team effort

SockOctober for Citizens Caring for Children
Claire's Drive is next week.  10/23-10/27. 

Claire is a member of the Youth Board of Citizens Caring for children
Bring Socks.  Donation box at Harper.
Claire still needs more volunteers for collection of socks next week.

For more than 30 years, Citizens Caring for Children has provided for children living in foster care by meeting their material, emotional, and intellectual needs.  After bringing many abused and neglected children into their hearts and home, an Edmond foster family knew first-hand the unaddressed need of clothing and resources children in foster care face after leaving all of their personal belongings behind. They knew more could be done to meet the basic needs of these children and founded Citizens Caring for Children in 1984.

Today, Citizens Caring for Children is still committed to the agency's original vision of providing hope, changing lives and creating healthy futures for children in foster care. Citizens Caring for Children meets the needs of more than 1,500 Oklahoma children in foster care 

Welcome to the Facing Difference Challenge!

We've launched the Facing Difference Challenge: to help educators worldwide empower young people to reflect and take action toward building understanding, empathy, and peace.
By joining the Challenge, young people will create a meaningful self-portrait that reflects their sense of identity. Each portrait submitted generates funding from the Bezos Family Foundation—up to $600,000—to support programs run by CARE and Search for Common Ground, helping youth on different sides of conflict build peace.

It starts with you! Register here.

Differences help define who we are, and engaging with people who are different - sharing stories and learning about their experiences - broadens our own perspectives and makes us more creative, innovative, and aware. Why then is it so difficult to meaningfully engage with people and ideas that are different from our own? 
When we choose to avoid or ignore our differences, understanding can be replaced by division. This is happening in ways big and small, from bullying in our schools, to clashes in our communities, to civil wars waging around the globe.

Ready to take the Challenge right now? 

For a more detailed overview of everything you'll need to take the Challenge, read the Leader Guide. You can also take a look at our Learning Resources and Support Tools pages!
Take a look at all of the teams taking the Facing Difference Challenge - and find yours - on our team map (click here for an enlarged version):
Urban Mission Santa Store 2017
It’s nearly our favorite time of year! Santa Store will take place on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 9:00 AM—12:00 PM. We are so excited to bring Christmas to hundreds of families in need. However, we cannot do it without your help!
We love having volunteers partner up with us to make this event happen! If you are interested in working the Santa Store or would like to sign up a group, please email us at volunteer@urbanmissionokc.org or call us at 405-946-1556. This year we will have only one shift for volunteers from 8:30 AM—12:00 PM.

Urban Mission Santa's Store take place at 3737 N Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, (405) 946-1556