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April Ohio YAB Meeting 2012

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2012 Ohio Youth Advisory Board April Quarterly Meeting

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  • WEBSITE: Hosting on ODJFS web-servers would restrict youth control re: content
  • John, when asked about the role of the Youth Advisory President, answered: "To listen to members of the youth advisory board in order to represent them.”Demetrius said that: "In crunch time, it's the President who has to make the call."
  • John, when asked about the role of the Youth Advisory President, answered: "To listen to members of the youth advisory board in order to represent them.”Demetrius said that: "In crunch time, it's the President who has to make the call."
  •  Danita Harris (channel 5 news) who is doing a story on TAGyc, along with other positives things going on at CCDCFS. She interviewed myself, Demetruis McGee and Daniel Taylor Thursday and they are going to send a photographer to take shots during our next TAGyc meeting Monday. 
  • John, when asked about the role of the Youth Advisory President, answered: "To listen to members of the youth advisory board in order to represent them.”Demetrius said that: "In crunch time, it's the President who has to make the call."
  • John, when asked about the role of the Youth Advisory President, answered: "To listen to members of the youth advisory board in order to represent them.”Demetrius said that: "In crunch time, it's the President who has to make the call."
  • John, when asked about the role of the Youth Advisory President, answered: "To listen to members of the youth advisory board in order to represent them.”Demetrius said that: "In crunch time, it's the President who has to make the call."
  • John, when asked about the role of the Youth Advisory President, answered: "To listen to members of the youth advisory board in order to represent them.”Demetrius said that: "In crunch time, it's the President who has to make the call."
  • In 2011, the Stark County Youth Advisory Board sponsored a training called "Finding Your Way to Success: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty." This training was a five-week series, and 28 local foster care youth/young adults attended. This training was a huge success, and will be repeated in 2012.Stark County foster care alumna Richard Rushin presented at a South Dakota conference called Reclaiming Youth International. In 2012, the Stark County YAB has invested in: Purchasing voice recorders so the youth can practice public speaking, and prepare for an upcoming speaking engagement in April: Presenting to 165 Children Services' workers at Stark County's Spring Staff Meeting.Purchasing a laptop for the BoardIn the words of Julie Hayslip, one of Stark County's adult supporters, "This is our most active excited board ever! Our youth not only meet on Fridays from 4-6pm but they have chosen to start meeting on their own every Monday at our local library!! They are working on business cards, they are putting together a brochure and writing a formal request to attend the NILA conference! "They are planning on sponsoring a Life Book Training for the kids in custody. They have elected officers. They officially have a YAB room here at our agency and we are going to get furniture and wall art and even have a YAB logo they created that they want painted on the wall."They are also interested in starting a mentoring program for younger kids in care. This is on their To Do list!"Two members of the Stark County YAB were recently featured on a Channel 3 News story that discussed the struggles youth have when they emancipate.
  • In 2011, the Stark County Youth Advisory Board sponsored a training called "Finding Your Way to Success: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty." This training was a five-week series, and 28 local foster care youth/young adults attended. This training was a huge success, and will be repeated in 2012.Stark County foster care alumna Richard Rushin presented at a South Dakota conference called Reclaiming Youth International. In 2012, the Stark County YAB has invested in: Purchasing voice recorders so the youth can practice public speaking, and prepare for an upcoming speaking engagement in April: Presenting to 165 Children Services' workers at Stark County's Spring Staff Meeting.Purchasing a laptop for the BoardIn the words of Julie Hayslip, one of Stark County's adult supporters, "This is our most active excited board ever! Our youth not only meet on Fridays from 4-6pm but they have chosen to start meeting on their own every Monday at our local library!! They are working on business cards, they are putting together a brochure and writing a formal request to attend the NILA conference! "They are planning on sponsoring a Life Book Training for the kids in custody. They have elected officers. They officially have a YAB room here at our agency and we are going to get furniture and wall art and even have a YAB logo they created that they want painted on the wall."They are also interested in starting a mentoring program for younger kids in care. This is on their To Do list!"Two members of the Stark County YAB were recently featured on a Channel 3 News story that discussed the struggles youth have when they emancipate.
  • John, when asked about the role of the Youth Advisory President, answered: "To listen to members of the youth advisory board in order to represent them.”Demetrius said that: "In crunch time, it's the President who has to make the call."
  • We are going to be reviewing the role of each officer, both to equip you during the two years ahead, and to think outside the box in terms of training & development opportunities.

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  • 1. Ohio Youth Advisory Board Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Viaquest: 525 Metro Place N. #300, Dublin OH 43017
  • 2. Top Five Asks from ODJFSAsk from Ohio YAB Outcome1.)ODJFS to fund an annual Youth $7,500Conference2.) Regional Aftercare Coordinators Two new positions to support Independent Living and Transition Services; will also support Ohio Reach3.) Establish a Transitional Youth Will be convened by ODJFS in 2013Housing Task Force4.) TANF Independent Living Will be continued in SFY13, and more targetedAllocation in purpose5.) Two-part Website Development ODJFS funding and staff-support; Ohio YAB willPlan have complete ownership over content
  • 3. Save the Date
  • 4. Allen County Youth Advisory Board• Ambassadors Believing and Leading by Example (A.B.L.E.)• Officer elections• Monthly meetings
  • 5. Athens County Youth Advisory Board• Athens County Together in Overcoming Negatives (A.C.T.I.O.N.)• Ohio CASA Mock Trial• Additional activities on a statewide and local level
  • 6. Cuyahoga County Youth Advisory Board• Teen Advisory Group youth council (TAGyc)• OAG Child Safety Summit• Gospelfest, NAACP Spring Holiday Party• Case Western University; Young Invincibles• Channel 5 News Story• Karumu Production: “Sometimes Hope is Enough”
  • 7. Fairfield County Youth Advisory Board• Born March 10, 2012• Officer elections• Recent activities
  • 8. Franklin County Youth Advisory Board• Will determine name in May• Monthly meetings• New mission statement• Outreach initiative
  • 9. Lorain County Youth Advisory Board• Lorain County Leadership• “Wear Blue to Work” campaign• Flash mob to “Stop Child Abuse”• 2012 Purple Project Conference• Recruiting foster parents for teens• College visits for foster youth
  • 10. Mahoning County Youth Advisory Board• Mahoning County Youth Advisory Council• Going through a time of transition…
  • 11. Montgomery County Youth Advisory Board• Voicing Independent Solutions in Our Neighborhoods (V.I.S.I.O.N.)• Winter Ball• Meet and Greet at Wright State• Keep Dayton Clean• OACCA Conference
  • 12. Stark County Youth Advisory Board• Life After Foster care (L.A.F.)• Finding Your Way to Success: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty”• Reclaiming Youth International• Presentation for 165 Children Services workers• Channel 3 news story
  • 13. Summit County Youth Advisory Board• Leaders of Tomorrow (L.OT.)• Regular trainings for CASA volunteers at the local juvenile court• Foster parent training for Summit County and two private agencies• April Child and Family Awareness Symposium• May Foster Parent Symposium• June training for all social services staff at Summit County Children Services
  • 14. Upcoming Events and OpportunitiesApril 21, Lucas County YAB TrainingMay 5, SAFY Conference in Columbus (youth activities; adult workshop)May 7, Fourth annual Ohio Reach SummitMay 8, NW OH PCSAO Meeting (promoting YABs in Ohio’s NW region)May 11, Foster Care Symposium during OAG Two Days in May ConferenceJune 25-30, International Summit of Youth in CareJuly 19, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly MeetingAug. 3, Connecting the Dots Conference for Foster Care YouthSept. 4-7, Daniel Memorial NILA conferenceOct. 18, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly MeetingOct. 24-25, PCSAO conference