Youth Board Gears Up for the New School Year

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Youth Board 2015

Contributor: Michele Losey, Youth Board Advisor and Teen Symposium Coordinator at United Way Fox Cities

What a great summer so far…I really love this weather! But soon summer schedules will be wrapping up and busy fall calendars will start to fill up. Here at United Way Fox Cities the sophomore, junior and senior high school students participating in Youth Board get an early start and begin planning the 2015-2016 calendar now.

Events on our calendar include bi-weekly meetings, volunteer projects, grant funding work and planning for our annual leadership conference called Teen Symposium. Many of our activities are geared towards overall leadership and positive development of youth. We incorporate several developmental assets (following the Search Institute's recommendations) into our calendar, to assist our youth in becoming successful adults.

Some of the successful events from our 2014-2015 year included:

  • Guest speakers at our meetings.
  • Volunteer events for The Salvation Army - Fox Cities, YMCA of the Fox Cities, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, The Building for Kids Children's Museum, and more.
  • Grant Presentations with distribution of grant funding for YMCA Youth In Government, Kimberly Life Force, Appleton West Sunshine Club, Hortonville High School H.O.P.E, and many more.
  • And, I can't forget to mention our successful 2015 Teen Symposium event! ("Believe You Can and You're Halfway There.")

We are accepting applications for our 2015-2016 year now! For more information on the United Way Fox Cities Youth Board, and how to apply, please visit our recently updated website. Our first meeting is set for Monday, September 21st, 6:30 p.m. at the United Way Fox Cities office.

Would you like to receive our newsletter? Do you know of a volunteer event that is youth-friendly? ANY QUESTIONS on how to apply? Please contact Michele Losey, Youth Board Advisor and Teen Symposium Coordinator at michele.losey@unitedwayfoxcities.org or 920-735-5460.