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Next Generation Committee Co-Chairs

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Tue, 05/29/2018 - 21:15
General Description: 

How to engage the next generation of hikers and trail volunteer starts with having a program geared to them. This committee will decide what activities to offer for teens and preteens be it hikes, workshop, or excursions.Since this program has not been presented before, the co-chairs can be creative in what they offer as long as it is safe and follows appropriate guidelines. 

Objective: 

Develop and run a program for teens so that they become our next generration 

Skills: 
  • Have worked with preteens or teens
  • Understand how to organize events
Specific Tasks: 
  • While running the Conference
    • Be a member of the Steering Committee
    • Track own hours
    • Present and monitor budget
    • Attend A.T. Vista 2020
  • Planning the Conference
    • Conduct survey of preteen, teens, and young adults.
    • Read reports from previous conference(s) and talk with previous chair(s)
    • Recruit and assemble committee
    • Attend AT Vista Steering Committee meetings either in person or phone
    • Present budget
    • Meet as committee on regular basis initially in person and then either by phone or face to face
    • Make decisions and report back on regular basis
    • Have minutes posted on Google Drive 
    • Delegate tasks as appropriate to committee members
    • Prepare and post content on website and later for publication in AT Journeys and Trail Walker
  • At the Conference
  • After the Conference
    • Write report

Benefits: 
  • Promote the awareness of and an appreciation for one of the world’s most iconic trails
  • Meet and work alongside people who share your passion for the outdoors
  • Work with knowledgeable hikers from outside your region
  • Learn how to enter content on the AT Vista website
  • Be able to say you worked on a multi-day conference
Coordinates with: 
  • Steering Committee
Time Line: 
  • Eeighteen months before the conference - conduct survey of preteen, teens, and young adults.
  • Develop and present budget
  • May of the year before the conference - Preliminary report for June Steering committee Mtg.
  • Summer of the year before the conference - finalize arrangements for any opportunities to be published in the program announcement for ATN
  • October of of the year before the conference - deadline for publication info for ATN January 2001- Progress report for Steering Committee Mtg.
  • Spring of the year of the conference - Finalize arrangements, make adjustments based on registration levels
  • April of the year of the conference -provide necessary information to Publications for the on-site Program Booklet
  • Meeting Week- Oversee operations, resolve conflicts
  • September after the conference - final report due