Fab Five does Graduation for Mas

@ the Boys & Girls Club in Brazos Valley

Group Members

Ashley Davis - Group Leader

  • 20 yrs old
  • Richmond, TX
  • Communication Major
  • Apart of the Disney College Program (Fall 2015)

Alexis Karr - Historian

  • 19 yrs old
  • Brownsville, TX
  • Communication Major
  • Taught dance at 13 years old

Victoria Gutierrez - Secretary

  • 19 years old
  • Hebbronville, TX
  • Communication Major
  • Loves to hunt

Katelyn Baros - Treasurer

  • 19 years old
  • El Campo, TX
  • Communication Major
  • Attacked by otter

Katrina Maldonado

  • 20 years old
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Communication major
  • Nationals in track and feild


We are dedicated members passionate about giving back to their communities by empowering young minds for the future.

Group Charter

Mission Statement:

Our mission statement is to enhance the outside appearance of our chosen organizations in order to attract new customers and create a more welcoming environment.

Meetings:

· Tuesday nights at 6:oo pm

· Meetings will be held at “UCentre” apartment complex club house

· Approximately an hour and a half each

· Each member of the group will take individual meeting notes and compare

· If a member is unavailable at meeting times they will be notified but if any group discussions need to made at the meeting they missed the group members present will make a executive decision.

· Member required to notify group at an hour ahead if absent and will be responsible for fulfilling the required task assignment by group members present

Schedule:

· February 13th – Contact potential organizations

· February 20th – Make final decision on organization

· February 24th- Group project proposal

· February 27th- Finalize project agenda

· March 2nd-6th – Gather supplies

· March 26th- Project update

· Possible project date undecided (preferably in March)

Decision Making & Conflict

· Decisions made by majority

· Conflict will be addressed not individually but as a whole group in a civil manner

· Group will come to a consensus concerning the issue

· Climate will be positive and productive

· Conduct meetings in a professional manner

Group Roles & Responsibilities

· Devils Advocate will alternate between all members biweekly

· Secretary: Victoria

· Historian: Alexis

· Treasurer: Katelyn

· Public Relations: Katrina

· Leader: Ashley

· Roles subject to change

Technology

· GroupMe app for communication within group

· Email for contacting organizations

· Phone

· Direct contact

· If technology fails we will find the next best means of communications

Problems & Escalation Path

· If we counter problems with group members not completing assignments and/or responsibilities the individual will be addressed by the group

· Any left over work that needs to be done will be divided equally amoung members

· If group members continuously fail to fulfill specific duties they will be required to cater food to next meeting

Group Proposal

I. Define the problem

a. The organization we will be working with until the end of the semester is the Boys and Girls Club of Brazos Valley

b. Our group Fab Five, has selected the Boys and Girls Club located in Bryan Texas. We choose to help the boys and girls club because we are aware of the financial struggles among several others that students face before and during a college career. As being college students ourselves, we believe it is extremely vital to children of a lower economic family lifestyle to be informed on the importance of higher education. We also think it is important for children to know our background and the struggles we have faced transitioning into college students in order to prepare the children for obstacles they may encounter while in college. The Boys and Girls Club of Brazos Valley represents this mission to serve the community by offering opportunities that would be beneficial for the future of the children. This mission represents our individual morals and values and we would like to contribute our time and efforts in order to help the children involved in the club reach success.

c. The problem within the Boys and Girls Club lies within the underprivileged children of the Bryan and College Station area. Many of the children are not given proper direction and some do not have role models to guide them onto a successful path. Role models are beneficial to children as they are growing older because it will help motivate them to create and pursue their individual career or educational goals.

II. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Brazos Valley.

a. The national Boys and Girls club has been operating since 1860 and was locally opened in the year 1959 as the Boys Club of Bryan. It was not until 1979 that the club was renamed to the Boys Club of Brazos County. In 1990, the clubs began to welcome girls and was then renamed the Boys and Girls Club. The club has been helping boys for fifty-six years now and has been helping girls for twenty-five years.

b. Our group’s main goal other than fulfilling the assignment, is to help the Boys and Girls club by motivating and inspiring the children in the Brazos County. We will strongly encourage the children to continue their education and increase their awareness of our struggles in order to prepare them for future obstacles.

c. Our group will be helping the staff, parents, and children throughout the project. We will be helping the staff by creating our very own workshop, which will be beneficial to parents because we will be providing sources, our personal advice, and various information that will impact the educational future of the children in the Brazos Valley.

III. Traci L. Thomas

a. Traci L. Thomas is currently the Vice President of Operations

b. Our group has established a basic outline of our mission and have created a project. The project will consists of a workshop that will help the children in the Brazos Valley.

c. The Boys and Girls Club of Bryan expects our group to fulfill responsibilities such as, creating individual profiles, agendas, and schedules that our group will be using throughout the workshop. We are also required to submit all of our paper work in a timely manner as we will need to receive an approval from the President of the Boys and Girls Club (insert his name here) on our ideas about the workshop.

IV. Solving the problem

a. Motivating underprivileged youth of Bryan/College Station area to continue their education and to attain their future goals as young adults

b. The problem are group is facing will be solvable in a semester’s time because our workshop will be an addition to an event that will take place on March (insert date here).

c. As of the moment our group has not made a commitment to help with fundraising, but if this occurs throughout the semester we will plan accordingly. We are committed to donating our personal time and efforts.

d. Our group has scheduled weekly meetings that will occur one day out of the week. Meetings will last at least 90 minutes and will consist of group brainstorming, productive conversation, and communication with the Boys and Girls Club.

V. Our Ideas

a. Create a workshop for the children of the Boys and Girls Club to motivate and prepare them

The Big Picture!

1. Our group Fab Five, has selected the Boys and Girls Club located in Bryan Texas. We choose to help the boys and girls club because we are aware of the financial struggles among several others that students face before and during a college career. As being college students ourselves, we believe it is extremely vital to children of a lower economic family lifestyle to be informed on the importance of higher education. We also think it is important for children to know our background and the struggles we have faced transitioning into high school students in order to prepare the children for obstacles they may encounter while in the future. The Boys and Girls Club of Brazos Valley represents this mission to serve the community by offering opportunities that would be beneficial for the future of the children. This mission represents our individual morals and values and we would like to contribute our time and efforts in order to help the children involved in the club reach success. The problem within the Boys and Girls Club lies within the underprivileged children of the Bryan and College Station area. Many of the children are not given proper direction and some do not have role models to guide them onto a successful path. Role models are beneficial to children as they are growing older because it will help motivate them to create and pursue their individual career or educational goals.

2. Our proposed solution consisted of motivating underprivileged youth of Bryan/College Station area to continue their education and to attain their future goals as young adults, the problem are group is facing will be solvable in a semester’s time because our workshop will be an addition to an event that will take place on March (insert date here), as of the moment our group has not made a commitment to help with fundraising, but if this occurs throughout the semester we will plan accordingly. We are committed to donating our personal time and efforts, our group has scheduled weekly meetings that will occur one day out of the week. Meetings will last at least 90 minutes and will consist of group brainstorming, productive conversation, and communication with the Boys and Girls Club.

3. Our group was able to implement our solution by creating a workshop as an event to raise awareness of preparation for children to gain information on the transition from middle school to high school. The Boys and Girls Club of Bryan expects our group to fulfill responsibilities such as, creating individual profiles, agendas, and schedules that our group will be using throughout the workshop. We are also required to submit all of our paper work in a timely manner as we will need to receive an approval from the President of the Boys and Girls Club (insert his name here) on our ideas about the workshop.

B. Following Questions:

1. Our goal at the beginning of the group charter was to enhance the outside appearance of our chosen organizations in order to attract new customers and create a more welcoming environment for incoming customers.

2. Our final output did not match our initial goals because of changes that had to be made in order to complete the project. First we changed our group project from working on the outside appearance to working with children at the boys and girls club. Our initial plan did not involve working with children so the changes consisted of creating a workshop about the transition from middle school to high school.

3. Our project was helpful for the Boys and Girls Club of Brazos County in the sense that we provided helpful advice and motivation to attend high school and participate in extra-curricular activities.

4. We feel that the Boys and Girls Club should make this workshop a yearly event to celebrate and encourage the success of the children in the community.

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