Establishment of Committees
Memphis Harari Community here by establishes the following two committees to effectively serve the community.
1. Memphis Harari Youth Committee
2. Memphis Harari Women’s Committee
The establishment of these committees which represent different sectors of our society will strengthen our community and give better service to our members. These committees are established in accordance to the bylaw, Article II and Article XVI of Memphis Harari Community.
Articles From Memphis Harari Community Inc.
Article II – Purpose
1. To promote the social welfare of its members by developing and fostering cultural and social awareness and more specifically to provide funeral services, as well as financial, material and moral assistance to the family of the deceased member.”
ARTICLE XVI COMMITTEES
The Executive Committee may appoint various committees for miscellaneous activities and the Executive will be responsible for their actions.”
Memphis Harari Youth Committee also known as (MHYC)
Memphis Harari Youth Committee (MHYC) will be responsible to coordinate and organize to facilitate the need of Memphis Harari Youth in the following areas.
1. Education assistance. Give guide and advice to the youth regarding education, such as tutoring, choosing courier, Choosing School, Identifying Scholarships and school grant and related information.
2. Sport Activity. The youth will facilitate sport activities such as youth soccer, Basketball, Track-Filed and any other sports to produce healthier generation.
3. Establish relationship between MHY and other youth associations in and around Memphis to exchange Ideas and help each other out.
4. Execute and assist in programs and events delegated by the MHC Executive Committee.
Their goals are:
- Having a safe space for youth
- Promoting open youth-to-youth communication
- Multicultural bridge building
- Enhancing leadership development among young people
MHYC will have its own Executive with internal procedures rules and regulation to organize and run the day to day affairs of the committee. The procedures and the law must be approved by MHC Executive Committee and should be in consistence with MHC bylaw.
Why establish youth organizations?
Participation in a youth organization has many advantages for the youth themselves, as well as for the entire community. Of course, the most obvious advantage of membership is that youth organizations provide young people a forum to fully, effectively deal with an issue that is especially important to them, such as youth violence or education. However, there are a lot of other advantages to youth groups. We list some of these advantages below.
Advantages for young people:
- Being part of a group can help young people develop important personal and interpersonal skills. These include the ability to think critically and solve problems, and the assumption of personal and group responsibility.
- It can also help young people gain self-confidence and self-esteem. Contributing to a group can help them see themselves as being able to really help other people, and having something important to offer.
- It can help reduce the risk of becoming involved in unsafe activities, such as using drugs and alcohol. Being involved in community activities has been shown to be a protective factor--that is, it helps young people to make healthy choices. That's because by being involved in an organization, they can develop a "safe" identity, and are less likely to participate in unsafe activities.
- Young people involved in organizations can develop job skills, including organization, the ability to run meetings, and experience working with a wide variety of people. These skills that young people learn from being part of a group can help them be better prepared for any job they might choose.
- Often, organizations give youth a "safe space" that they wouldn't have otherwise--a place where they can express themselves through arts and activities, or just by being able to talk openly with peers and caring adults.
- Youth organizations offer opportunities for leadership that young people might not get otherwise.
- Young people involved in organizations can receive information on staying safe and healthy from their peers or adults they know and respect. They then pass on this information to other young people. In this way, youth organizations offer a credible way for young people to learn about staying healthy, because they can learn about it from friends they admire, rather than adults or other outsiders whose opinions they might not value.
- Young people can develop a strong support network of other young people who make healthy choices, and who can help convince them to stay healthy, too.
Advantages for the community:
- Youth organizations can help change public perception of young people from being "the problem" to an important part of making life better in the community.
- Involving young people in the community helps them see themselves as part of the whole; they really do become less likely to cause problems and more likely to want to look for solutions.
- By involving young people, the community is allowing them to carefully develop their leadership potential, so that as they grow and learn they can become thoughtful, prepared leaders of the society.
- Other community organizations can often partner with youth organizations, to mutual benefit. Young people can bring a tremendous amount of life to an organization; often, their energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and perspective are invaluable to members of larger community initiatives that choose to actively involve them.