YES! Kickoff Meeting



Sunday, January 24, 2016


On Sunday afternoon, the YES ( Youth Empowering Strategies) group gathered to celebrate another year of the program. Prior to the event, Ms. Sandra, Ms. Kia, Brianna, Maria, Chelsea, Ronia gathered to discuss some alternatives to encourage healthy eating and to publicize YES! in Josephinum Academy. One idea we came up with is to make candy grams of smarties.

 The group gathered at Uncommon Ground for the introductory meeting. There was great enthusiasm as people greeted one another and introduced them to the new members. When the room had settled down, everyone gave a short introduction about how he or she got involved in YES and a fun fact. 

Then, Susette introduced our new website, which is more interactive than the previous website. On this website, with the involvements of social media, people can connect with YES! more easily. Additionally, people can make donations efficiently and also pledge to volunteer their time with YES!.The meeting also reassured every participant to spread the word about the new website. Other additional features are the calendar and the blog.

This meeting served to connect the YES! Youth Health Educators with the YES! Board members. The Youth Health Educators are the driving force of the program with the essential support of the adult Health Educators and Board members.

Toward the end of the meeting, a discussion followed for more additional suggestions for further events. Michael shared that the Clemente Silent Auction & Cocktail Reception would be held in June at his friend's restaurant and will serve as a fundraiser for YES!.

By Chelsea Zhao

Youth Health Educator

Josephinum Academy Class of 2018

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