Parent Advisory Board
This is the blog of the YES Parents as Partners program. In an effort to increase parent involvement in the Youth Exploring Science program, a parent advisory board was established in November of 2006. This program provides parents of YES teens with an opportunity to play an active role in the future goals and objectives of the YES program. Additionally, YES Parents as Partners provides parents with a forum where ideas, questions, concerns, and resources are exchanged.
Below, you can see some of the previous activities held in conjunction with YES Parents as Partners. We are looking to reboot with help from YES teen parent Regina Welsh as we enter Fall 2010. The first meeting of our new session is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 9:30a.m. Please plan to attend. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please leave them on our voicemail at 314-289-1474.
We missed you at the Parent Advisory Board meeting last week. If you are interested in joining us, please sign up at the Open House/College Fair on Saturday, November 10. We look forward to seeing you there!
Last Saturday proved to be, once again, a fantastic meeting for YPP. With each meeting comes a variety of fabulous ideas and initiatives that push the YES program to higher heights. This meeting, we discussed potential destinations for a Family Field Night this summer. Diane Miller, Senior VP of Education Programs and Partnerships and founder of YES described trips to the Muny and the Black Rep as "life changing experiences" for YES teens. We also covered the Personal and Professional Agenda YES teens will take part in this summer, as well as a potential Nutrition Workshop series for YES parents, including a cooking class and tour of Whole Foods! Details to come on all of the above. Want to become an active voice of the YES program? Come to our next YPP meeting Saturday, July 14th from 10-11:30am. All are welcome! Thanks to those parents who attended this Saturday. Without your voice, the YES program would surely remain a silent success rather than a loud celebration!