Mark your calendars…
A challenge students are ready to help conquer!
Olathe Youth Congress “Relay for Life” Field Day Event
Saturday, April 20th
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Olathe District Activities Center (ODAC)
20924 W. 159th
Olathe, KS 66062
All Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society
Tickets available on-line at:
$5 Students (PreK – 12)
Panda Express and Smoothie King will be there!
Join us for…
High School Teams Activity/Athletic Demonstrations
Please help us in the fight against Cancer by supporting Olathe Youth Congress as we host this amazing fundraising event for the American Cancer Society!!! Meet local high school athletes and enjoy the entertainment.
Please go on-line and reserve your tickets!!! THANK YOU!
We are delighted to share with you the official 2012 Olathe Youth Congress resolution. This year the students have passed a“Cancer Awareness Campaign” to lend support for those fighting this disease.
Please attend the Olathe Youth Congress meetings posted below to help launch the 2012 resolution and turn this idea into a reality.
All four high schools and all nine middle schools sent Senators and Representatives to the 2012 General Assembly this year. In addition, 29 Arbor Creek Cadets attended the General Assembly. Congratulations to those students who represented their school on such an important day for the entire school district.
Make a difference and enact positive changes for your school district and community! Come to the Youth Congress Meetings!
We need you to attend the Youth Congress meetings to help make the brand new resolution a reality for your school district and the community.
Youth Congress Meeting Dates:
Wednesday, Feb. 20th @ the NLSC from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Mar. 6th @ the NLSC from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Mar. 27th @ the NLSC from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10th @ the NLSC from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24th @ the NLSC from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8th @ the NLSC from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wanting to write a resolution for the 2012 General Assembly and looking for more information?
All resolutions will be pre-approved by Senators before they are submitted to GA.
ALL RESOLUTIONS MUST….
- Include a “Challenge” section which introduces the topic of the resolution. Also, include a “Background” section which explains the topic. Include a “Solution” section which explains what can be done to solve the problem/address the topic. Must include a “Goal Setting/Action Plan” section which details the list of goals and the exact plan of action to achieve these goals (can be bulleted).
- Include an opportunity for students to participate more than just once a year.
- Give all levels of students (K-12) an opportunity to participate by contributing to the implementation of the resolution.
- Allow participation from all commitment levels, (ex: jobs ranging from passing out flyers to leading a committee).Be realistic. The resolutions must be able to be fulfilled by the senators who work throughout the year on implementation of resolutions.
- Include a list of attainable goals and an action plan to achieve these goals that can be followed through after General Assembly.
- Cannot consist of only fundraising, however, fundraising may be part of the action plan.
- Have a local impact/focus (i.e. Olathe); in addition, may focus on other locations.
About Olathe Youth Congress:
Olathe Youth Congress, loosely modeled after the U.S. Congress, was established in 1999 to provide the youth of Olathe (Grades 7-12) an opportunity to set priorities and become involved in seeing some of those priorities become a reality in our community. Student senators are assigned to committees and consider resolutions based on those committees. Senators are students who self-appoint themselves, undergo training, and lead the General Assembly.
The Olathe Youth Congress General Assembly is held in the fall each year. Nearly 400 students from Olathe Schools participate each year in the General Assembly.
Floor Leaders/Senators Meetings:
While the entire congress only meets once a year, students who want to take an active leadership role work throughout the year to implement the ideas and policies of the Olathe Youth Congress. If you would like to participate in the upcoming Youth Congress Meetings, be sure to visit our Calendars page to learn when the next meeting will be held.
Olathe Youth Congress Mission Statement:
The Olathe Youth Congress was established to provide youth in Olathe a voice in our community in a meaningful way, provide opportunities to experience the governmental process, as well as serve as an avenue for continued involvement in implementing and achieving the Youth Congress priorities.