Youth Advisory Board
Since 1998, the Commission has had a Youth
Advisory Board (YAB). Douglas County’s Youth Advisory Board offers
youth representatives from fourteen school districts to have a voice
in Douglas County decisions. The Youth Advisory Board has been
actively involved in developing the process for encouraging school
districts to participate in the Search Institute asset surveys and
in conducting the surveys. The Youth Advisory Board also oversees
the process for awarding youth mini-grants for ideas designed to
build assets for Douglas County youth.
In 2003, the YAB merged with the Boys and Girls Club of the Umpqua
Valley's Keystone Club. The overall goal of a Keystone Club is to
create and maintain high standards of character and citizenship in
order for teens to develop into responsible, productive adults. For
example, a Keystone Club offers teens the opportunity to:
• develop and use leadership skills;
• contribute to the community through service and volunteerism; and,
• promote the 40 Development Assets.
Advisory Board members participating in the 2nd Annual Truth, Lies
and Videotapes (May 2005).
as Marilyn Monroe, Tiffany Delay as Janice Joplin, Elizabeth
Smith as Judy Garland, and Mason Dunn as Kurt Cobain.
|Youth Advisory Board Membership
Bruno Gegenhuber, President
Shashni Velu, Secretary
Naomi Svendsen, Treasurer
Colton Dunham, Sergeant-at-Arms
For more information, please contact the Boys
& Girls Club at