Committee Profiles

ROYAL OAK YOUTH ASSISTANCE | YOUTH RECOGNITION COMMITTEE PROFILE

I. Purpose:Recognize outstanding young citizens who have demonstrated a genuine concern for others and their community.

II. Structure:The Youth Recognition Committee is responsible to and regularly reports to the Youth Assistance Board of Directors. It would be helpful, but not necessary, if members have access to youth in the Community or were connected to others who were for the purposes of identifying candidates for recognition in addition to possessing both planning and organizational skills.

III. Commitment:The Youth Recognition Committee begins planning for the annual Youth Recognition Breakfast in January. The Chairperson may call a meeting in early Fall to line up and confirm a speaker for the event. Peak hours of commitment are during the months of January through March in which several meetings may be scheduled to review applications and finalize arrangements. The Chairperson may call a meeting after the event to evaluate program success and identify areas for improvement.

I.V. Responsibilities:A. Submit annual goals, objectives, and budget request for the Youth Recognition Event
to the Youth Assistance Board of Directors.

B. RecriTit candidates from schools, churches, service clubs, and other local agencies
through a mailing from the office in January.

C. Identify and confirm a location to host the event.

D. Review nomination forms for approval.

E. Work with caseworker and office staff to create program for event.

F. Set up and clean up.

ROYAL OAK YOUTH ASSISTANCE | PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE PROFILE

I. Purpose:Develop, promote, and distribute materials which publicize Royal Oak Youth Assistance and its programs in the community.

II. Structure:The Public Relations Committee reports directly to the Youth Assistance Board of Directors. It is helpful, but not necessary, if members are familiar with public relations resources and techniques. This committee works closely with sub committee chairpersonsto help determine promotional strategies for subcommittee people.

III. Commitment:Meetings are on a need basis as determined by the chairperson.

IV. Responsibilities:A. Submit annual goals, objectives and budget request for Public Relations to the Youth
Assistance Board of Directors.

B. Develop, publish, promote, and aide in distribution of material related to Royal Oak
Youth Assistance and it’s subcommittees.

ROYAL OAK YOUTH ASSISTANCE | SKILL BUILDING/RECREATION COMMITTEE PROFILE

I. Purpose:Provide a skill building, recreation, or enrichment experience to youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity due to financial, social, emotional, or other needs.

II. Structure:The Skill Building Committee is responsible to and regularly reports to the Youth Assistance Board of Directors. It is helpful, but not necessary, if members are knowledgeable about community based services and/or resources.

III. Commitment:The Skill Building/Recreation Committee meets monthly July through June to review applications submitted to the office. The Chairperson and other members may meet with the Community Teen Night Coalition to plan and organize the monthly Teen Nights for 7th and 8th grade students in the Royal Oak Community. Members are requested to chaperone one Teen Night during the year.

I.V. Responsibilities:A. Submit annual goals, objectives, and budget request for the Skill Building/Recreation
Committee to the Youth Assistance Board of Directors.

B. Review monthly applications submitted to office for approval of scholarship funds.

C. Work with local schools and city departments to assess community needs to develop
andlmplement skill building, enrichment, and recreational programs.

D. Develop and maintain program criteria to maintain integrity and consistency.

ROYAL OAK YOUTH ASSISTANCE | MENTORS P.L.U.S.COMMITTEE PROFILE

I. Purpose:Provide identified children with a meaningful relationship with a caring adult on a one to one basis. The goal is to build a trusting relationship which will enrich and benefit the child’s life.

II. Structure:The P.L.U.S. Committee is responsible to and regularly reports to the Youth Assistance Board of Directors. It is helpful, but not necessary, if members are knowledgeable of volunteer recruitment techniques and of interpersonal relationships, aware of resource persons to assist in training, familiar with interviewing techniques and resources. Matched P.L.U.S. volunteers may also serve on the P.L.U.S. Committee.

III. Commitment:The P.L.U.S. Committee meets one day per month, from September through June. If the chairperson desires, additional meetings may be called. Peak activity periods vary, depending upon the number of volunteers that have been recruited and the number of matches that are being maintained.

I.V. Responsibilities:A. Work in cooperation with the local caseworkers and the Oakland County Youth
Assistance Volunteer Coordinator.

B. Submit annual goals, objectives, and budget request for P.L.U.S. Committee to the
Youth Assistance Board of Directors.

C. Recruit adult men and women, age 18 and older, who desire to share their time,
talents, and interests to establish a personal relationship with a child.

D. Select potential one to one volunteers to insure the highest level of success for each
match.

E. Recruit and select children who are in need of a positive adult role model and could
benefit from a one to one relationship with a caring adult.

F. Provide training for matched volunteers.

G. Match adult volunteers with children.

H. Monitor progress of the matches through monthly telephone contacts, support group meetings and orientations with volunteers, parents and children.

I. Plan and implement activities for volunteers and matched children to share.

J. Keep accurate records of all volunteer and client files and complete P.L.U.S. statistics on a quarterly basis.

K. Publicize the P.L.U.S. Program in order to increase its visibility in the community.

ROYAL OAK YOUTH ASSISTANCE | FAMILY EDUCATION COMMITTEE PROFILE

I. Purpose:Facilitate on-going community based parent and family education programs which will enable parents to acquire skills that will assist them in communicating with and understanding their children.

II. Structure:The Family Education Committee is responsible to and regularly reports to the Youth Assistance Board of Directors. Members of this committee should have an interest in planning programs that will assist parents in improving their relationships with their children. It would be helpful if members had experience in parenting and educational resources, planning and organizational skills, programs design, schools, agencies, or PTAs.

III. Commitment:Peak activity periods for the Family Education Committee are September through November and/or January through April. Factors affecting these activity periods are the type and length of the programs planned and the amount of preliminary planning necessary to complete successful programming. Meetings are scheduled on a needs basis as determined by the chairperson.

I.V. Responsibilities:A. Submit annual goals, objectives, and budget request for the Family Education
Committee to the Youth Assistance Board of Directors.

B. Develop programs which will strengthen child management and parenting skills.

C. Develop, promote, and distribute materials related to child management.

D. Work with the school and/or community agencies to assess community needs and
develop and implement programs/resources to meet needs.

ROYAL OAK YOUTH ASSISTANCE | SUMMER CAMP COMMITTEE PROFILE

I. Purpose:Provide a camping experience to youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity due to financial, social, emotional, or other needs.

II. Structure:The Camp Committee is responsible to and regularly reports to the Youth Assistance Board of Directors. Experience in the camping field is helpful, but is not necessary.

III. Commitment:The Camp Committee begins planning for Summer Camp in mid March, with peak activity periods from April through August. Hours vary with activity periods, but some members should have time during the day. Some evening hours may also be necessary for Camp registrations. The Camp Chairperson may call meetings as necessary.

I.V. Responsibilities:A. Submit annual goals, objectives, and budget request for the Camp Committee to the
Youth Assistance Board of Directors.

B. Recruit children for camp experiences through a mailing to all schools, service clubs,
churches, and human service organizations in early April.

C. Select camps, reserve spaces and solicit camperships.

D. Attend camp registration day/evening in May or June to assess youth and family needs
and sign youth or family up for a summer camp experience. Length of participation
will be based upon financial, social, emotional, or other needs within family.

Important News

Please view the Family Education page for information regarding the upcoming conference "Healthy Minds Hearts Spirits".