Pasadena Public Library, Teen Advisory Board, 5/15/2017

Present:  Angel, Brittany, Genevieve, Hadley, Haneen, Jane L, KC, Lauren, Luke, Liliana, Lucy, Madison, Maya, Mckenna, Nina, Perla

Pre-meeting assignment: summer party ideas




Debrief – (1-2 minutes each; 15 minutes)

Movie Night – Angel, Genevieve

Breakin’ News – Nina

Craft Night – Jane G.

Teen Writers – Jane G.

Book Club – Madison

CLA Youth Services Institute – Jane G.

Anime – Jane G.

Pasadena Mental Health Day – Angel, Jane L., Haneen, Perla, Jane G.


Committee & project updates – (5 minutes each; 15 minutes)

Marketing – Maya (Genevieve, Madison, Bella)

Teens Blog – Kara, Hadley

Resources & Services – Sophie (Mckenna, Lucy, Brittany, Chris)

Volunteer Relations – Haneen (Nina, Angel, Lauren)


Discussion (50 minutes)

TAB’s mission & vision [vision discussion tabled]

The Teen Advisory Board’s mission is to support teens in the community and provide them with support through educational and entertaining events, opportunities, and resources, while closing the achievement gap and preparing teens for a successful and fulfilling life.


From individual member notes, the following six priorities stand out:

  1. Reading/literacy
  2. Computer/internet access, technology
  3. Safe spaces
  4. Career, job, internships, volunteer opportunities
  5. Personal development; connecting with others
  6. Equity

These could be our priorities for our 2017-18 strategic plan.

Listed our accomplishments, and reviewed what we will pursue through the remainder of this calendar year. TAB voted to start tri-annual game nights starting in September; TAB members will host.


Summer party ideas & vote – Avengers Adventure


Open floor (5 minutes)

  • Angel announces that there’s a Planned Parenthood event on May 18 (6:30pm) at All Saints Church
  • Angel is working on a podcast interview about ADHD and ASD. If you are a youth and would like to be interviewed, please contact Angel or Ms. Jane Gov.
  • Happy 14th birthday, Mckenna!


Information items (5 minutes)


Distribute information before the end of school year


Upcoming events –

Breakin’ News – Wed. May 17, 5pm – Nina

Open Mic Night – Thu. May 18, 6:30pm

Teen Writers meetup – Thu. May 25, 6pm – Sophie

SUMMER READING starts – June 3

YA Book Club – Mon. June 5, 6pm (Rebel of the Sands) – McKenna

Teen Line – Wed. June 7, 4pm

Filmmaker 101 – Wed. June 14, 4pm

Youth Conference – Thu-Fri. August 10-11 @ 10-4

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