Registering now for the Summer RU1 Program
We are currently taking reservations for the Summer RU1 Program. RU1 is a FREE, engaging, fun event that offers lessons in leadership, perserverance, conflict resolution, respect, making relationships count and team building. It is designed to coach youth in developing positive character traits and building developmental assets. There will be games and prizes and, of course, home cooked meals! There will also be a chance for all participants to enter to win a FREE TICKET on The ROCK Bus to Cedar Point on July 17th. The dates of the program are:
Wednesday and Friday, June 19th & 21st for Middle School Students
Wednesday and Friday, June 26th & 28th for High School Students
Each class starts at 9:00 a.m. and will run til 4:30 p.m.
Call Dave for more information at 989-835-2542 or click here for a registration form to print, fill out and send in to The ROCK!
FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS ENJOY THE ROCK
Last Thursday approximately 150 Fifth grade students from Pine River and Floyd Elementary Schools came to spend a few hours here at The ROCK Youth Center. They enjoyed games with our amazing staff, free time playing pool, ping pong, air hockey, video games and computer games as well as enjoyed the new outdoor basketball court and of course climbing our 24' mobile rock climing wall. They are invited back on Thursday, May 16 from 6-8 p.m. for an Open House with their parents. We will have food, games, and lots of fun!
Check us out in the Midland Daily News
Click on the links below to follow three stories that include The ROCK!
The ROCK begins the Scrip Program
The ROCK Youth Center has begun to use the Scrip Program in order to fundraise. The Scrip Program is simple and easy to use. You check out all the merchants who are involved with the Scrip Program, buy the "gift" cards and shop using the cards or give them as gifts for all your holidays and family birthdays etc. throughout the year. "I'm going to buy my groceries and gas using the cards I've purchased from The ROCK," says Cathy, a long time friend of The ROCK, "It's easy to do and I can be giving back to The ROCK at the same time."
Top 5 Reasons to Use the Scrip Program:
- Mother's Day and Father's Day are quickly approaching and Moms and Dads are special
- Graduation time is here - use Scrip card to buy groceries and gifts for parties or as gifts for the favorite student in your life.
- The ROCK is having a restuarant fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, June 12 - order a Buffalo Wild Wings card from The ROCK, use it that night to meet staff and kids while eating some great wings and support The ROCK TWICE!
- I'll bet someone out there has a wedding or two to attend this summer. Gift cards are a nice choice!
- Whatever you use scrip cards for, The ROCK will receive a percentage of all you buy!
It's easy and fun. Check out the Scrip Card section under "Everday Ways to Give" for more information.
Battle of the Bands is Coming!
CALLING ALL BANDS!
It's that time of year again when we start planning for our Annual Battle of the Bands.
This year the Battle of the Bands is August 8, 2013. We are in the process of beginning to register bands. If you are interested in competing this year, please click here to print a registration form, fill it out and mail it to The ROCK Youth Center at PO Box 2143, Midland, MI 48641 or drop it off at 2300 E. Gordonville Rd., Midland along with your registration fee. We will feature 8 bands this year. First prize is $500; Second Prize $300 and Third Prize is $200. We will also give away to Judges Choice awards of $50 each to individual Outstanding Musicians. ROCK The Tridge/Battle of the Bands is sponsored by YP.com and is brought to you by The ROCK Youth Center and Shelterhouse. Timbrel and Harp Productions will be doing the sound again
Watch for details in the months to come!