Youth Service Advisory Board
September 27, 2016 6:30 pm
Lower Level Conference Room
Present: Kate Standish, Ginger Halle, Jennie Arpin, Brittany Jensen, Dan Pierce, Sheila Courchesne
Also Present: Selectman John Blessington
The meeting was called to order at 6:33pm. A quorum was present.
Brittany Jensen moved to approve the meeting minutes from April 26, 2016. Ms. Standish seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Jennie Arpin provided a report as to the youth services provided by the department since the last meeting in April.
Teen Center Discussion
It was decided that the bureau would try another event for teens. Ms. Halle mentioned that in the past an event was held where kids could be dropped off while their parents did holiday shopping. It was discusses that this would be very beneficial to families in town, and we could reach out to area teens as well as Guidance for senior projects and the morning news at E.O.Smith in order to get teen volunteers for this event.
It was decided that on a Saturday to yet be determined in December, we will have a 4-5 hour session where kids can be dropped off and we will watch them so parents can shop for the holidays or go out to lunch, or both.
Ms. Jensen will check the availability of the community room at the library and report at the next meeting.
Ms. Arpin will check for the date of the tree lighting to ensure that there is not a conflict, as well as create a template paper flyer for the program, called “Holiday Help”.
Ms. Standish moved to adjourn. Ms. Jensen seconded. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 7:07 p.m. The next meeting will be October 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Jennie A. Arpin