CALL TO ORDER
Motion to approve the consent calendar.
Commissioner Ordaz advised the Youth Commission is interested to increasing involvement by middle school students.
Chair Strauss advised that, in the past, Youth Commissioners have visited the middle schools to address the leadership classes and share with them the opportunity to be a part of the Youth Commission. These visits are the perfect opportunity to distribute event flyers, commissioner applications and extend an invitation for students to attend a meeting. A subcommittee will be formed to coordinate the visits.
Volunteers to be on the Middle School Involvement subcommittee are Commissioners Barsanti, A. Montes, Ordaz, and Spears. Police Liaison Bell volunteered to be the adult advisor.
5. DISCUSSION ITEM: Approved updated Youth Commission Master Plan. (M. Strauss)
Chair Strauss advised that the subcommittee has formulated a new Master Plan. A new Mission Statement was created to actively empower youth and create a positive environment. Chair Strauss’ hand-out listed that the four goals of the Master Plan are to host a youth leaders conference in 2010; encourage greater interaction with youth leaders at the middle schools and high schools; continue to raise funds for the scholarship program; and to educate youth about local government as well as provide a voice for youth issues.
Motion to approve the proposed Master Plan with the revised Mission Statement which includes “…creates a voice…” and change “in the community” to “within the community”.
6. DISCUSSION ITEM: Approve new event details for the middle school dance fundraiser benefiting the Youth Commission Scholarship Program. (B. Hamblin)
Commissioner Hamblin advised that the potential date of February 5, 2010 conflicts with an Edna Hill dance. The subcommittee proposes to still host the event if an alternate date in February is available. City Staff Liaison Gary advised that February 19 and 26 are available at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center.
Motion to approve the middle school dance fundraiser from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Brentwood Senior Activity Center on February 26, 2010, with the second date option of February 19 and the third option of February 5.
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