If my youth is a participant in the program, together we understand participation in all program components, as outlined is expected. Further, as a parent/guardian I agree that payment will be made as outlined in the fee schedule.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Youth participating in the Jump Start U4 College Program have been afforded a tremendous opportunity by the sacrificial efforts of the parent/guardian, the Gaddis family and our foundation. It is expected that all participants are positioned to fully benefit from this experience. To that end, the following are expectations of each participant:
1. Respect the schedule because this impacts the experience of all tour participants
a. Be prompt to any “meeting” time established when free time has been made available.
b. Be prompt to the bus for departure times.
c. Observe wake-up and curfew times.
2. Respect yourself. Always strive to model the best representation of YOU, your family and this organization. Carry yourself in a manner befitting the promising young people you are.
a. Dress appropriately at all times. Wear a belt. Saggin’ is prohibited. As well, young men should not wear hats in buildings. Do-rags, curlers, certain scarves (i.e. bed wear), bandannas or items associated with gang colors, signs are not appropriate.
b. Dress comfortably and neatly. Short-shorts, “wife beater” tee shirts, and any clothes that are sexually suggestive/provocative, and so forth are inappropriate.
c. Hair styles should be neat. Grooming of hair in public is inappropriate.
d. In the hotels, please wear shoes and appropriate clothing in the lobby.
e. Be courteous to hotel, college and other personnel we will encounter.
f. Noise in the hotels, halls should be kept at respectable levels as there are other guests in the hotel.
g. Notify your mentor if you will take advantage of hotel amenities such as swimming and fitness areas.
h. Straighten your room before “check-out” - do not trash it!
3. Respect one another. Respect your mentors/chaperones.
a. Be considerate of your room mates, i.e. their space, belongings, desire to rest.
b. Observe personal hygiene. Water immersion should be a daily practice. Bring adequate toiletries and personal items and use them daily. Bring sufficient undergarments and clothing for the entire trip. Some hotels are equipped with laundry facilities however it is doubtful you will have time to utilize this service.
c. Taunting, inappropriate teasing, name calling, fighting and possession of any weapons (firearms, knifes) is prohibited.
d. Any form of harassment (sexual, sexual orientation, religious orientation and so forth), inappropriate and obscene language, including profanity and derogatory racial terms are prohibited.
e. The use of drugs, tobacco, alcohol and other non-prescription drugs not registered with the staff and listed on your medical form is prohibited.
f. Remove all trash from the bus of the floor and observe a reasonable tone of voice at all times.
g. Embrace people who may be different than you – expand your horizon.
h. Use of cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited during campus tours and in campus sessions, unless you are taking notes. Otherwise, devices will be confiscated.
4. Exhibit personal integrity and good choices.
a. Theft is immediate grounds for expulsion.
b. Be truthful.
c. PDA is prohibited. While we understand mutual admiration of the opposite sex is natural, public display of affection, and even on the "DL” is inappropriate. A member of the opposite sex, regardless if related, is prohibited.
Violation of items “3 c, d, e, and 4a” are grounds for immediate expulsion and youth will be sent home at the parents expense.
Notes of caution:
All youth will be assigned to a mentor/chaperone in groups of 10 - 14. Mentor/Chaperones are present to assist you with problems and concerns, to encourage responsive behavior and timeliness. Students should always be with at least one other person and you should remain with the group at all times unless permission is granted by your mentor/chaperone.
Violation of this cautionary measure is also grounds for immediate expulsion. No
Notify your mentor/chaperone immediately if you or a fellow student becomes ill.
Any electronic gadgets, videos, CD’s, Laptops, I-Pods should be taken at your own risk.
Assure that the volume of music equipment is a safe volume for your ears and those around you.
Feed your “mind and spirit” with positive music.
As parent/guardian of the above named student, I acknowledge full understanding of the Code of Conduct as set forth and the consequences thereof, including my financial responsibility to provide the means for my child to return to Columbus, Ohio early, if it becomes necessary.
I hereby grant release for the use of my child's likeness, verbal representations, and work; whether in group or individual format to be used for promotion of programs sponsored by the Willie & Vivian Gaddis Foundation for KIDS, henceforth knows as the “organization”
I am aware that: Pictures and articles may or may not personally identify the student. The pictures and/or videos may be used by the organization in subsequent years. Student and parent/guardian release to the organization the student's name, picture, art, written work, voice, verbal statements, portraits (video or still) and consent to their use by the organization.
The organization agrees that the student's name, picture, art, written work, voice, verbal statements, portraits (video or still) shall only be used for public relations, public information, organization promotions, publicity, and instruction.
Student and Parent/Guardian understand that: No monetary consideration shall be paid. Consent and release have been given without coercion or duress. The photo, video, or student statements may be used in subsequent years.
By completing this form, I attest that I understand that this is a legally binding agreement and will hold no fault to the organization or any of its collaborative partners.
I also understand that this agreement will hold true, from the date of signature, for as long as the organization is in operation.