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America’s Youth Councils Network’s online toolkit. An Introduction March 31, 2010. Welcome to the Webinar. For audio, please dial 1-800-505-4464; 889390. What Is The Workstation?. The fyiworkstation is a product of the Ready by 21 National Partnership.

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welcome to the webinar
Welcome to the Webinar
  • For audio, please dial 1-800-505-4464; 889390.

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what is the workstation
What Is The Workstation?
  • The fyiworkstation is a product of the Ready by 21 National Partnership.
  • The fyiworksation is designed to enable partners to share information and to track their progress.

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what s in the toolkit
What’s In The Toolkit?
  • Resource Library
  • Directory/Network Contacts
  • Calendar
  • Blog
  • Chat Feature
  • Links to Facebook
  • Links to Twitter
  • Video
  • Password Protected
  • Document Lab
  • Photobook

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where can you find it
Where Can You Find It?
  • www.fyiworkstation.org
  • Click “sign in” button on the upper right corner of the page.
  • Enter your username and password.
  • Usernames and passwords were sent out in individual emails to the members of this group.
  • The username formula is “First Last Location”
  • Note: usernames contain spaces!

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take a moment to login
Take a Moment to Login

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where is the youth councils page
Where Is the Youth Councils Page?
  • When you login you should be brought directly to the “Youth Council” page.
  • If for some reason you are sent to the main page:
  • select the “Ready by 21 Challenges” tab,
  • then select “Youth Council” from the left column.
  • Let me know if you are not immediately directed to the “Youth Council” page upon logging in.

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welcome to the homepage
Welcome To the Homepage!

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what s on the homepage
What’s On the Homepage?
  • Video – Currently WALYAC video
  • Facebook / Twitter Links
  • Calendar – for Network related events
  • Directory with description and contact info for each youth council
  • Instant Messenger

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more on the calendar
More On the Calendar…
  • Adding a calendar entry:
  • Click “add new event”
  • Enter relevant info (note time is set to Eastern Standard Time)
  • Leave boxes unchecked
  • Click “OK”
  • For an expanded view of the calendar, click “calendar” in the left column of the page.

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a look at the network contacts
A Look At the Network Contacts

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key component resource library
Key Component: Resource Library
  • The resource library compiles real-life documents from youth councils, organized in a series of categories based on feedback from Network members.

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resource library
Resource Library

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resource library categories
Resource Library Categories
  • Funding
  • Issues
  • Media Engagement
  • Policymaking 101
  • Recent Accomplishments and Events
  • Start Up Documents
  • Youth Policies
  • Brochures and Fact Sheets
  • Capacity Building and Training
  • Case Studies
  • Council Operations Materials
  • Engaging Other Youth
  • Engaging Your Community
  • Event Planning

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what s what
What’s What?
  • “Start Up Documents” contains all application process related materials, job announcements/descriptions for youth and adult staff, and more!
  • “Issues” contains issue briefs done by youth councils, and youth council efforts on a particular topic (outside of child and youth issues). For instance, COYAC’s Earth Day resolution is in this folder.

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what s what cont d
What’s What? …Cont’d
  • “Policymaking 101” contains general information about the policymaking process, as well as, templates for tracking legislation.
  • “Funding” contains information related to acquiring funds for youth councils, including youth council appropriations bill language, grant applications, and grant scoring rubrics.

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subcategories
Subcategories
  • Many categories in the resource library are divided into a subcategories.
  • Example—
  • In the “Engaging Other Youth” category there are five subcategories: community youth mapping, survey results, surveys, voter outreach, and youth summits.

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helpful tip
Helpful Tip
  • Use the breadcrumbs at the top of the page to go back and forth between pages.
  • Example—
  • Youth Council > Resource Library > Policymaking 101 > Policy Basics  

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tagging location council type
Tagging! Location, Council Type
  • You will notice in the Resource Library that documents have been “tagged” by folder (refers to document category), location (city/county, state) and type (state, city, or county youth council).
  • Tagging enables you to search for information based on document type (e.g. application), location (e.g. San Francisco, CA), and youth council type (e.g. City, County, State).

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searching
Searching…
  • In the upper right corner, under your username, you will see a magnifying glass icon and a search box. Here you can type in specific information that you may be looking for.

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example of a search
Example Of a Search
  • For instance, if you search “WA” information related to the Washington Legislative Youth Advisory Council and the Seattle, WA Youth Council appear.

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instructions for uploading
Instructions for Uploading
  • To add materials to the “Resource Library” enter the Resource Library and identify the appropriate folder/subfolder for your document. Go into that folder.
  • Note: If you cannot find an appropriate fit, update it to the main Resource Library page and an administrator will create an appropriate folder and move the document.

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identify the correct folder
Identify the Correct Folder

From the proper folder, select “upload” and use the “browse” button to upload your file. After your file is uploaded you will be asked to “tag” it. This will make your document searchable.

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tagging your document
Tagging Your Document

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Blog

Accessing the Blog

Blog Editor

  • Click “Youth Council Blog” in the left hand sidebar.
  • To make an entry, select “Create a post” from the list under “Admin links”
  • Click “Save As Draft”
  • Posts currently go to Admin for approval to be posted.
  • Upon approval, post will appear in the blog with your username as the author.

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recently added components
Recently Added Components…
  • “Recent Happenings & Project Updates” Discussion Board
    • Allows users to start new conversations, report on events that took place, and provide updates on various on-going projects.
  • This section was created as the result of feedback from the first test group of users.
respectful use
Respectful Use
  • “Toolkit Testers” want to build an understanding for respectful use of the Youth Councils Online Toolkit.
  • Formal rules seem unnecessary.
  • Primary toolkit uses: connecting with other youth council members, moving the work of individual councils and the network forward.
feedback discussion
Feedback & Discussion

Questions, thoughts, suggestions from the group?

thanks for your participation

Thanks for your participation

Questions?

Contact Danielle at danielle@forumfyi.org 202.207.2312

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