Orientations allow new YAC members to learn about the YAC so they feel comfortable working with the content and understand the function of the YAC. Orientations also allow returning YAC members to help new YAC members, while refreshing their memories on the different activities of YAC. The Michigan Community Foundations Youth Project Committee recognizes the importance of effective orientation training and encourages each YAC to hold an annual orientation for all new members and to encourage all members to participate in available training opportunities to help strengthen their skills in philanthropy.
Orientation Agenda – A resource from the Branch County Community Foundation, this orientation agenda includes a participant agenda and an outline for the orientation facilitator.
Orientation Agenda – An example from the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan, this resource provides an agenda for a YAC orientation.
YAC Fact Sheet – Developed by the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, this document outlines the history of their YAC and the duties and responsibilities of YAC members, while providing information about the community foundation.