Town of Redding Teen Center Sub-Committee
Meeting Minutes January 13, 2016
Present: Vanessa Alward, John Board, Linda Mitchell, Barbara Ryhmaun, Kate Schwartz
The meeting was called to order by Vanessa Alward at 7:48 pm in the conference room of the Redding Town Office Building.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion: The approval of minutes of the previous meeting by Barbara Ryhmaun. Seconded by John Board. Approved. Unanimous.
DISCUSSION OF SURVEY COMPILATION
Age, town, gender, grade, sports, organiziations, extracurricular activities. Brainstormed and gathered detailed information regarding activities and survey format.
Vanessa will compile notes and finish survey for review. Survey will be circulated for review and approval among board members before reaching out to school administrators for their approval of survey distribution to students.
Finalize survey by Tuesday (1/19/16).
Test survey (among a few teens) by Friday (1/22/16).
Issue survey by Monday (1/25/16).
DISCUSSION OF EXISTING AMMENITIES AND CONDITIONS IN REDDING Continued discussion of how to tap into and leverage existing structures and organizations for teen activities and space.
DISCUSSION OF FUNDING
John looking into state and federal funding for teen center.
GENERAL DISCUSSION POINTS
- Benefits of hiring a youth commissioner (and the benefits of combining with Heritage Center)
- Collaboration options (Park and Rec, Heritage Center, Boys and Girls Club)
- Social services director (combine with youth director?)
- Invite student council to next meeting or a separate meeting for discussion (to be determined)
Motion: move to adjourn the meeting. Alward, Board. Approved. Unanimous.
The meeting was adjourned by 9:21 pm.
Submitted by Kate Schwartz, Recording Secretary
NEXT MEETING, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016, 7:30 PM