Youth Exchange – District 7430. YEO/Counselor. YEO (Youth Exchange Officer) and Counselor Often in clubs the YEO and Counselor are the same person If a club wants to break it up a good way to do so is: Counselor – works directly with the student
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YEO (Youth Exchange Officer) and Counselor
Often in clubs the YEO and Counselor are the same person
If a club wants to break it up a good way to do so is:
Counselor – works directly with the student
YEO - Works directly with the host family and is the
liaison between club and host family
NOTE: YEO cannot view the students application until they have been vetted. (DOS)
One….identify a local High School
Two…. Identify a Host family in your school district
members residing in the home
(2 original copies with signatures from the club…. in blue ink and official school seal)
RETURN COMPLETED FORMS TO:
Sharon Rittenhouse – YEP Admin
- helps with school arrangements
- supply monthly allowance
- help with transportation to District, club activities
“Background checks should be done for all District adult volunteers and hosts who will have direct, unsupervised one-on-one contact with exchange students.” Definition of Volunteer: any adult involved with Rotary YEP activities who has direct interactions with students. This includes, Club and District YEP Officers, Rotarians and non-Rotarians (their spouses or partners) that host students for activities or outings or who might drive students to events and functions regularly. In general, background checks need not be conducted for adults who will have ONLY casual or occasional group interactions with YEP students. Any volunteer adult taking the student away or overnight should be background checked.
Sexual Abuse: engaging in implicit or explicit sexual acts with a student or forcing or encouraging a student to engage in implicit or explicit sexual acts alone or with another person of any age, of the same sex or opposite sex.
Examples: non-touching offences, Indecent exposure, exposing a child to sexual or pornographic material
MUST REPORT Sexual Abuse TO RI AND DOS WITHING 24 Hours
Sexual Harassment: sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Examples: Sexual advances, jokes, written or oral references to sexual conduct gossiping about one’s sex life, comments about sexual activity, verbal abuse of a sexual nature, displaying sexually suggestive objectives, pictures, sexual leering or whistling, any inappropriate contact such as brushing, touching
MUST REPORT Harassment TO RI AND DOS WITHING 72 Hours
MUST REPORT TO ESSEX Student Protection Officer all allegations Immediately
Allegations Reporting Guidelines
SUPPORT THE STUDENT AT ALL COSTS…….
Welcome to your club
Introduce host family, community, school
Join us anytime…..
Keep yourself young
COME FIND OUT WHAT YEP IS ALL ABOUT
JOIN ANYONE OF THE EVENTS
HAVE FUN…. KEEP YOURSELF YOUNG!!!!!!