Youth Council Meeting                       

Thursday, March 24, 2011 – 8:00 am to 9:30 am – Loveland Chamber of Commerce – 5400 Stone Creek Cir, Loveland, CO

 

·  Present: Kathy Gaasvig, Luke Margheim, Jim Neubecker, Kathy Olson, Miki Roth, Terra Theibaut, Marija Weeden-Osborn,  Kathy Wright, Deb Callies, Adam Crowe, Monica Gingerich, Andrew Minor, Nicole Surber, and Lori Zuccolin

·  Absent: Bradley Bauum, Roger Boettcher, Cindy Bower, Tiffany Breckenridge, Judy Brobst, Cindy Cindrich, Kris Cord, Damond Dotson, Angie Dowdy, Cheryl Duke, Jean Greuel, Betsey Hale, Kathy Hansen, Jerri Howe, Fawn Leaf, Wendy Lee, Yvonne Myers, Matt Segovia, Mandy Beatty, and Tanya Perry

·  Guests: Laura Leah Olsen

Agenda Topic

Notes

Actions

1.   Call to Order

·  Roll Call

·  Review of Agenda

·  Attendance taken

·  Agenda approve

2.   Consent Calendar

·  Approval of February Minutes

·  Approved

3.   Updates

·  Thompson School District – Career Tours Day – April 11, 2011

·  Rocky Mountain High School – Career Xpo – April 27, 2011

 

 

·  LCWC Summer Youth Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·  WIB Update

·  Kathy Gaasvig updated everyone on the event.  She will send Lori a map of the day to send out to the group.

·  Terra Theibaut updated the group on the event and shared additional needs for this event. Terra will send Lori a list of employers already set to attend the event to be sent out to the group.

·  Mark shared that we will have 2 youth interns in working at the Workforce Center over the summer.

·  Mark shared the Youth Employment Program details with the group.  Deb will send details to Lori to send out to the group.

·  Mark shared that the Larimer County Youth Conservation Corps has opened applications for both Regular Crews and Sawyer Crews.  Applications available on the LCWC website.

·  Nick Tart has been contracted to facilitate a 3-part series on Entrepreneurship for Youth that will focus developing a business.  Classes will be held on Saturdays.  There may be funding at the end for start-up costs.  Mark is looking for possible mentors for these youth as well.  He also asked for help from the group to market the class to students.

·  The Workforce Center will also have several other youth-centered workshops over the summer as well as drop-in hours, one-on-one consultations, and lists of youth-friendly employers.

·  We are working on hosting Career Road Trips for youth through the BETR Project.  There are funds available that need to be used by June 30, 2011.

·  Kathy Dotson updated the group on WIB activities

·  The IT sub-committee applied for a grant which was not approved, but with the feedback received, they are re-applying.

·  The Energy sub-committee received a grant for incumbent training.  Adam Crowe is working on this project.

·  The Healthcare sub-committee applied for an IT grant and has heard that it was approved.

·  WIB Membership drive to begin for new members.

4.   Other Business

·  Larimer County Career Expo

 

·  ThinkBIG Conference

 

 

 

·  STEM Camp

 

 

·  Youth Council Focus

·  Kathy Olson shared that this project has been placed on-hold, and will not be taking place this year.

·  Mark shared with the group that the ThinkBIG conference will be held May 9-11 in Colorado Springs.  There will be further information on attendance for Youth Council members at the next meeting.

·  Kathy Wright shared that there will be a STEM Camp for girls held over the summer.  It will be a 3-week program in partnership with AMD.

·  Kathy Olson asked that we begin to focus the Youth Council on a single new event each year that can be done well.  We can then build to multiple, high-quality events each year.  She will send Lori an email outlining her thoughts on this to be forwarded to the group.

Youth Council Meetings:

MONTH

DAY

DATE

LOCATION

ROOM

TIME

April

Tuesday

26

Fort Collins

Lake Loveland Room – 200 West Oak, FTC 2nd Floor

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

May

Thursday

26

Loveland

Loveland Chamber of Commerce (I-25 & Hwy 34)

8:00 am - 9:30 am

June

Tuesday

28

Fort Collins

TBD

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

July

Thursday

28

Loveland

Loveland Chamber of Commerce (I-25 & Hwy 34)

8:00 am - 9:30 am

August

Tuesday

23

Fort Collins

TBD

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

September

Thursday

22

Loveland

Loveland Chamber of Commerce (I-25 & Hwy 34)

8:00 am - 9:30 am

October

Tuesday

25

Fort Collins

TBD

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

November

No Meeting

December

Tuesday

13

Fort Collins

TBD

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Full WIB Meetings: IME

June

Wednesday

8

 

Community Location

8:00 am - 9:00 am

August

Wednesday

10

Fort Collins

Hearing Room 1st Floor

8:00 am - 9:00 am

October

Wednesday

12

 

Community Location

8:00 am - 9:00 am

December

Wednesday

14

Fort Collins

Hearing Room 1st Floor

8:00 am - 9:00 am