Youth Board Gears Up for the New School Year
Thursday, August 6, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-735-5460.