Committee Minutes

Youth Commission Notes
Wednesday, November28, 2012
GF City Hall, Room A101

Natasha Stastad welcomed members and guests.

Youth Protective Risk Factor Survey
o Powerpoint by Mary Lien.
o Question asked: What influences kids then and now. Answer: 50 years ago – 1. Home 2. School 3. Church 4. Peers 5. Media. Today – 1. Media 2. Peers 3. Home 4. School 5. Church.
o The Survey Panel consisted of Bill Chase, Middle School Counselor; Deb Davis, NEHS; Shawn Peterson, Director of Juvenile Court Services; Jim Murphy, UND Counseling Center.
o Questions by students: Do you think drinking is s problem in the community and what do you think you can do about it.

Think Twice Update – Week of October 22 – 26, 2012:
o Red River – Daily trivia on morning announcements, pledges done on Wednesday, October 24, wear orange on Friday, videos played.
o Central – Display set up in lunch room, Thursday and Friday pledges will be done.
o South – Planned activities for each day of the week.
o Schroeder – still working on.
o Valley – Plan includes showing a video and discussion; sign banners at lunch time.

“Youth Can” Ideas -
o Festival of Trees – missed deadline.
o Christmas in the Park – schedule a day to paint materials.
o First Night, (9pm – 12am) – Group consensus that it is a good idea but not enough time to plan and coordinate this event. Keep in mind for next year. Start planning in September. Maybe try planning something for something in February.

Meeting adjourned.