8th Annual Chancellor’s Reading Carnival for Children

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Wayne County Community College District’s School of Continuing Education and The Bookworm Club in partnership with Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Public Library present the 8th Annual Chancellor’s Reading Carnival for Children!

Download: Flier | Registration Form

Students will receive FREE (while supplies last)

  • Books and book bags for children
  • Face painting by clowns
  • Refreshments
  • Fun n’ games & Give-a-ways

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Bright Future Scholarship

Bright Future Scholarship
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Bright Side Dental has launched their annual “Bright Future” Scholarship Program. Through this program, two $500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors.

Downloads: Flier | Application

Requirements:

  • Due: Friday, May 15th by 11:59p
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be involved in at least one extracurricular activity
  • Attend school in a Bright Side Dental community (Canton, Clarkston, Farmington, Livonia, Royal Oak, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Southfield and Warren)
  • Submit a one-page essay, application form and an official copy of your transcripts.

Applications will be judged by a panel of dental health professionals and will be based upon the student’s writing ability, quality of ideas presented and use of sources that are included.

3/18 Scripture & Prayer Focus

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Today’s Scripture: But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Matthew‬ ‭19‬:‭26‬ KJV

Prayer Focus: God, help me to think big! In You there are no limitations. Help me to remember that in You I am limitless!

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3/17 Scripture & Prayer Focus

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Today’s Scripture: But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word. Matthew‬ ‭13‬:‭21‬ NLT

Prayer Focus: Lord, You are my foundation… Because of You, I am strong enough to stand against my obstacles. Nothing will separate me from Your love.

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Human Services Job Coach

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Students interested in a career in Human Services can receive summer work experience as a job coach.

Download the flier: Human Services Job Coach 2015

Gain experience in:

  • Goal setting
  • Behavior modification
  • Prompting, rewarding, motivating
  • Teaching hard and soft skills
  • Measuring client progress

Details:

20+ hrs/week
$10/hr
Good driving record required

Send resume to JVS Human Resources Department at HR@jvsdet.org

Farmington Hills Summer Employment

Farmington Hills Summer Employment
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The following opportunities are available through the department of Special Services for the 2015 spring/summer season. Apply @ ci.farmington-hills.mi.us!

Department of Special Services
31555 W. Eleven Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48336-1165
248.871.2400
Monday – Friday, 8:30a–4:30p

Parks Seasonal Laborer Positions

$9.75 – $11.25/hr
Start Date: ASAP
Provide general maintenance duties such as mowing, weeding, mulching, gardening, trail grooming, and ball field preparations. Requires a Michigan Driver’s license and good driving record. 25 – 40 hours/week, variable work schedules, weekends included.

Concession Positions
$8.15/hr (starting)
Start Date: April 2015
Sell concession items to the general public. Basic duties include cash handling, customer service, computerized cash register operation, cleaning, mopping, stocking, some light lifting (up to 20 lbs). No previous experience required. 5-20 hours/week, any day but mostly evenings and weekends.

Building Attendants – Longacre House and Ice Arena
$9.75/hr (starting)
Start Date: April 2015
Basic Duties may include light building maintenance, handling money, lifting 25 – 50 lbs, opening and closing the building, and custodial responsibilities. At the Ice Arena, it also includes driving the Zamboni to resurface the ice. Previous experience preferred but not required. 16-29 hours/week, some days but mostly evenings and weekends.

Summer Camp and Nature Camp Positions
$8.15/hr (starting)
Start Date: June 2015
Supervise and provide a safe environment for children, develop lesson plans, and interact with children through leading games, arts and crafts, gym play, outdoor activities, field trips and a variety of other camp activity, providing a balance of fun and educational programming daily throughout children’s summer camp experience. 32 – 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday, some weekends.

Cook
$11.50-$13.00/hr (starting)
Start Date: ASAP
Prepare and cook food for Meals on Wheels, congregate lunch program and occasional evening events. 25+ hours/week, 8a – 1p weekdays.

Dish Washer
$8.15/hr
Start Date: ASAP
Wash dishes, help organize the store room, assist with food packing and other duties as needed. 25+ hours/week, 9a – 1:30p weekdays.

Summer Counselors

Summer Counselors
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The Redford Township Leisure Services Department is seeking counselors for their Summer Playground Program for youth ages 6-13.
The program begins June 22, 2015 and runs Monday—Friday from 10a—4p, through August 14, 2015. Extra hours may also be available.

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older and preferably have experience working with youth.
  • Salary is $10.62/hour.

Interested applicants must complete an application and submit it along with a copy of your high school diploma, to the Redford Township Personnel Office located at 15145 Beech Daly Road.

Applications can be downloaded from redfordtwp.com or obtained from the Personnel Office between 8:30a—4:30p.

Download: Summer Counselors Application

Closing Date to apply is: April 30, 2015

GDYT 2015 Summer Jobs

GDYT 2015 Summer Jobs
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Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) offers a chance to not only land a summer job, but to build the kinds of skills that will last a lifetime. If you’re ready for a work experience that will make a difference – and to earn some money while you do it – we encourage you to start by filling out a online pre-application @ gdyt.org/youth!

Positions are limited, so submit the online pre-application TODAY!

Details:

  • For ages 14 and 24 (by July 1, 2015)
  • Must be resident of Detroit and eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must be able to commit to 6 weeks of part-time work for 20 hours per week.
  • Must be able to attend all job training sessions, including a spring work readiness session to prepare for your summer job.

A lottery process will be used to select participants from the pre-applications.

Contact: Eunice Shaw Peek, MBA
Office: 313.874.0043

3/16 Scripture & Prayer Focus

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Today’s Scripture: If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. – James 3:13 NLT

Prayer Focus: Lord help me to become living proof that your Word works in our favor. Allow my life to be the greatest sermon ever heard. Let the world see You when they look at me.

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4 Lessons I Learned In 2014

4 Lessons I Learned In 2014
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Congratulations! It’s 2015. You’re probably wondering why I said congratulations… The things you’re about to walk into, accomplish, start, and do… You’ll need someone to say congratulations and that they are proud of you. Because everyone won’t. 2015 is the year of Divine Opportunity. It’s the year connections will fall into your lap. It’s the year that those dreams you think about all day, but you think you can’t accomplish because you’re too young, will start coming into fruition.

I learned so much in 2014, from relationships to friendships to business. It was a year of successes and growth, but also one of hurt and lessons learned. Here are a few pointers:

1. BE YOU! It’s so easy to play the comparison game with those around us and even those who we see on social networks. Their social network is their highlight reel. You will only see the amazing parts of their lives. You won’t see the nights they stayed on their knees for hours crying because they were being attacked by friends, family, and foes. You won’t see the lonely nights because their “bae” is acting up, you just see their cute pictures on Instagram with the matching outfits. So live and enjoy YOUR life. It’s okay to admire, but don’t try to live their life. Because who will live yours? The purpose that God has placed inside of you is just waiting to be birthed — so when are you going to push out that purpose baby!

2. Everyone won’t support you. Sometimes the people that you think will come thru and support you — won’t. People will say they are coming to your events, make excuses, not support your blog, not support your speaking, and ultimately not support your dreams. But it’s okay. What and who God has for you — is all for you. Don’t even be mad. It’s not that they aren’t good people, they just aren’t meant for this season of your life. Accept that, don’t be mad, just be thankful for what God revealed.

3. Every guy or girl you meet will not be the one. Relationships will either end in marriage or a breakup. Get to know people for who they are. And with that, be observant. Often times we become angry and shocked because we ignored the warning signs early. We ignored the controlling things they did like trying to tell us what to wear and where not to go. We ignored the fact that they don’t love God or want to go to church. Believe them when they portray it the first time. Don’t get too attached too soon. It’s okay to take it slow.

4. Get into your Word. The Bible is your manual. If you take the time to really read it, I promise you that you will see how it correlates to your life. Get the right version for you. Whether it’s KJV, the Message, or New Living Translation. Perhaps even a study Bible that will allow you to really divulge into the Word on a more relatable level. Listen to worship music, pray daily, do whatever you need to in order to get closer to Him. He wants your WHOLE heart—not just two hours with you on Sunday morning or Wednesdays nights for Bible Study. He wants to be your everything, you just have to let Him in.

I’m praying that 2015 will be a year of total success for you. You may see friends walk away, but you’ll see new people come in. You may see things change, but change can be good. This year, I’m praying that you “know yourself, know your worth.” That you don’t settle, even when you’re lonely. That you dream beyond the limits people place for you. I’m praying that you seek Him harder than you seek anything else. And that you exceed beyond your expectations.

I love you and so does He,

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Cherise McAdoo
@LadyAmbitious_ | ladyambitious.wordpress.com