YMCA READY TO SERVE
Each month we like to introduce to you a community group that goes above and beyond to assist the families of Royal Oak Schools. The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit has five core values: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Inclusive and Caring. They are an inclusive organization for men, women, and children working to nurture the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
"We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together," said Executive Director of the South Oakland YMCA, Tricia Hamzik. She is responsible for the daily operations, fundraising and ensuring the mission of the Y in Royal Oak is fulfilled.
Multiple programs are hosted by the Y including Youth Learning Center, Swim Lessons, Sports Programs, Family Classes, Group Exercise Classes Summer Camp and Child Watch. And they love volunteers! Hamzik said that volunteers do a wide variety of things from Fall and Spring Cleanup, to Summer Camp and Child Watch. "Basically all areas," she said.
Hamzik explained that they Y is more than a "gym and swim." She said they are a Y for All. "We offer scholarships for all of our programs including membership. We do our best to not turn anyone away and all funds raised during our campaign go directly to our members. In addition, none of the funds raised go to operations" she added.
"After over a 20 year career with the Y I feel like I am part of something larger than myself."
During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic the Y served nearly 11,000 children in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties. Children attended child care, day camp, arts and learning centers and more. During that time they distributed 217,000 meals and presented fresh food baskets to 100 families and 40 seniors for Thanksgiving. It took a week to deliver and over 30 volunteers. They adopted 80 families to provide a happy Christmas to 200 children. And much more... you can read their annual report here.
LOOKING FOR WORK?
The district is seeking a passionate, and empathetic community-minded candidate to work with other leaders, families and staff on matters of diversity, equity and inclusion across the district. This leader will provide strategic leadership for developing and maintaining diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies and plans to ensure equitable, diverse and inclusive learning and workplace environments exist throughout Royal Oak Schools. Apply online selecting the Employment link at http://bit.ly/2PrEckt. The application deadline is March 12, 2021, or until filled.
We're hiring substitute teachers. EDUStaff is the district’s partner for substitute teachers, paraprofessionals and secretaries. If you are interested in learning more, please go to http://edustaff.org/ for information and to apply.
Individuals interested in working with and caring for school age children before and after school for our Young Oaks (Latchkey) Program should contact the Addams Early Childhood Center at (248) 288-3220.
We're hiring custodians to join our team of cleaning professionals. Interested individuals can apply here.
For instructional and administrative positions, check the Oakland Schools Consortium portal at http://bit.ly/ROSJobs
Employment opportunities with Royal Oak Schools can be found on our website under Employment/HR. If you have further questions, feel free to contact Beth Caverly at the District Offices: firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 435-8400 x1210.