About YHCR

(Revisions Adopted by HSTA Board of Directors—September 25, 2010)


GUIDELINES FOR YOUTH, HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE

I. GENERAL FUNCTIONS

The Youth, Human and Civil Rights Committee shall have the following general functions as set forth in Article XIV, Section 2b of the HSTA Bylaws:
A.  It shall report as requested to the Board and submit a written report to the annual Convention;
B.  It shall propose programs within its area of responsibility to the Board and to the Convention; and
C.  It shall maintain close contact with the corresponding committees in the chapters and in the NEA, and with community groups dealing with similar problems.

II. SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS

The Youth, Human and Civil Rights Committee shall have the following specific functions:
A.  It shall coordinate, assist and promote all Corporation policies with regard to student and other youth programs in the schools and within the State:
B.  It shall maintain contact with and assist various youth programs and services which are promoted by the NEA or its affiliates;
C.  It shall investigate and report to the Board other student concerns, such as health, safety, welfare and rights; and
D.  It shall coordinate, assist, and promote human and civil rights matters.

III. OBJECTIVES

A.  To coordinate, promote and expand those HSTA programs, objectives and services concerning youth at local and state levels.
B.  To encourage young people to enter the teaching profession.
C.  To review chapter recommendations for Youth Committee Awards and to recommend a recipient to the Board of Directors.
D.  To maintain close contact with NEA.

IV. COMPOSITION

The composition of the committee shall be in compliance with the HSTA Governance Manual.

V. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A.  Chairperson


1.  Shall call meetings of the Youth, Human and Civil Rights Committee.
2.  Shall prepare and distribute agenda to members two week­s before committee meetings.
3.  Shall preside at all meetings and assign duties and projects to committee members.
4.  Shall make reports to the HSTA Board of Directors and to the Convention.

B. Committee

1.  Shall promote youth programs in the schools of Hawaii and assist in organizing youth groups to meet the needs of the individual schools.
2.  Shall act as a clearing house for youth programs promoted by NEA-HSTA and other interested national or state educational groups.
3.  May conduct surveys of students, teachers, and other interested parties concerning student rights, health, safety, and welfare and report to the HSTA Board of Directors.
4.  May sponsor workshops for teachers and students on youth concerns.

VI. BUDGET

A.  Committee shall meet for a minimum of three meetings.
B.  Disbursements of funds shall be made upon the approval of the Governance Specialist and the Chairperson.