Ohio Youth in Transition (OYIT) Planning Meeting Date: 9/10/10 Time: 10:30-11:30a Location: Community Action of Ross County; 261 Mechanic St., Chillicothe MINUTES 1. Attendees: Napolean Cross; Alvin Mares; Trish Mares; Mary Jane Preece; Barbara Mahaffey; Anita Maldonado; Robin Walton; Marcia White 2. Demonstration of updated & expanded website (Alvin) (www.oyit.org) a. Overview: online application; single brochure for both locations (updated per feedback received during meeting) b. Partners: Dr. Mary Jane Preece added; also Kelly Mettler; Dr. Maldonado made primary contact for Columbus location; Rev. Botts replaced by Alvin & Trish for Orchard Hill UCC contacts c. Evaluation: Referral Form replaced with Application, MH Assessment and Enrollment Forms; evaluation stats template reviewed d. Press: link to Chillicothe Gazette article from 8/29/10 e. Calendar: planning and mentor training meeting information (agendas, minutes, presentation slides, dial-in number and access code, dates and times, etc.) available on this page f. Contact: link to OYIT Facebook page 3. Update on OU-C student interns (Barbara & Mary Jane) Students currently being recruited and beginning to develop mentor training and other materials; possibility of placing students at both locations to be further explored 4. Discussion of upcoming mentor trainings (Oct 10th & Oct. 31st, noon-2p, Orchard Hill UCC) Joint presentation by OU-C interns, and Alvin, Trish and possibly other OH-UCC mentor steering committee members and Mary Jane Preece and Barbara Interns to develop draft slides and email to Trish and Alvin by Oct. 1st 5. Discussion of monthly conference call with both sites (2nd Fri, 10-11a) & single name/two sites description, brochure, etc. moving forward Interns to develop draft slides and email to Trish and Alvin by Oct. 1st 6. Discussion of prospective participants & other issues Group liked idea; decision made to refer to program as “Ohio Youth in Transition Support Program” or OYIT for short 7. Adjourned at 1:40p Special thanks to Napolean & Roslyn Cross and Donald & Rachel Foster for providing a wonderful home-cooked meal for lunch – chicken, corn, mac and cheese, greens, hot water corn bread, sweet potato pie and soft drinks. Delicious!! Reminder: Next meeting by conference call on Oct. 8th, from 10-11a. See Calendar section of website for dial-in number and access code.
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