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Youth Advocacy Board | 9/8/22

Yesterdays meeting was packed with information. We talked about the Balance of State Continuum of Care Membership meetings. Attached is a description of the membership as well as the memorandum of collaboration. There is a membership meeting on September 20th at 9 am until 10:30 AM. I highly recommend attending this meeting if you can.

We also talked about the Santa Fe mayor’s youth advisory board accepting new members. If you or someone you know is interested you can apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to Brian Stinett (bjstinett@santafenm.gov) before September 12th. Once their new members are situated I am hoping to do some collaboration with them. What could be better than 2 YAB’s working together!? When I was in high school I interned with a local film making organization called little globe and we covered a series of events that the mayor’s youth advisory board was a huge part of and I was actually able to find the video so if you’re interested check it out here:https://santafeb2c.org/opportunity-santa-fe.html


We discussed the Core team Meeting! Which went incredible. I sincerely want to thank all of you for the awesome work you’re doing and I want to express how immensely proud I am of the growth I'm seeing in our YAB and I’m honored to be on this journey with you guys! I think we’ve really got the hang of facilitating the core team meeting. The recording of that meeting will hopefully be available on Youtube and the YAB website by Wednesday We can check the core team meeting off our list for the month! Next step is the Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness State Advisory Committee Meeting. We will have our planning session for this meeting on Monday September 12th at 4:15PM.


We got into a conversation about funding and finances. The YAB had a lot of questions but Forrest and I only had so many answers. So we will be bringing in someone who knows more about these topics. In our upcoming YAB meeting we will be coming up with a list of questions so when they come to present they can be fully prepared. I'm really looking forward to this. Be sure to keep this in the back of your mind and think of what kind of questions you’d like to ask. Feel free to send me any questions you come up with.


We also had a brief discussion about Covid and vaccinations and the impact they have on Education. It was suggested that anyone interested in learning more attend this meeting from the Department of Health. If you are interested in joining please email or text me for the link.


All in all yesterday was another awesome YAB meeting!


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