BC sbcmte mtg nts, 16Feb05 (Fran Rudoff, Jim Carignan, Doug Dunbar, Susan Savell, Ann Luther, Bob Woodbury, Steve Bromage, Peter Taylor, Kathryn Hunt)
2 broad thrusts of project overall: (1) institutionalizing civic learning in schools (K-16) across Maine; (2) changing Maine culture
potential “products” of the BC sbcmte:
(1) a toolkit for communities that conveys the urgency of restoring the civic mission of schools, and that gives communities ideas (and refers them to resources) on how to support schools as well as provide opportunities for authentic youth-adult partnerships/youth involvement in the public life of their communities.
(2) coordination of a public relations campaign that has potentially 4 audiences (civic leaders, education/district leaders, policymakers, and youth); a core message or hook for engaging community leaders might be, “Who’s coming behind you?”
(3) build targeted partnerships esp. to gain high-level presence at conferences, annual meetings, and forums, e.g., a few key partners include State Board of Education, Maine School Management Association, Maine Principals Association, Maine Education Association, C4CY Advisory Council.
(4) training on youth-adult partnerships.
Pull together relevant, existing materials for toolkit (Kathy, Dara, Doug, Susan)
Begin to schedule informational lunches with some key partners (Fran, Jim)
Begin to flush out the public relations campaign (Ann, Peter, Steve)
(Awards program—next steps yet to be determined)
Next meeting date: March 7, 11-1 p.m.