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Turn the Page – Bob Seger Biography Fundraiser

The Children’s Village Foundation has been given the opportunity to distribute the Bob Seger Biography “Turn the Page” by Dr. Edward Sarkis Balian as a fund raising effort. We have a limited number of books for a donation of $30.00, $5.00 for shipping. If you do not require shipping, you can pick up this beautiful book from any of our board members for a $30.00 donation. Also, copies of the book will be available for purchase at the One Night Stan’s Comedy Club Fundraiser on October 4th.

Review of “TURN the PAGE, The Bob Seger Story”
Silver Sky Publishing, USA
Silver Sky, Inc.

Kim Maki, Editor of Detroit Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine gives the book 5 STARS, writing;

Bob Seger never gave up on his dream. He had the stamina to take his music career all the way to an international audience. Based in Southeast Michigan, Bob has always kept a very low profile when not on tour. Not a lot of personal information released from his camp… So when I received the new (big, 280 pages!) biography on Bob “Turn the Page” by Dr. Edward Sarkis Balian my first thought was, “well this author had his work cut out for him!” Perhaps the toughest biography to write of all our Detroit Rock Heroes, in my opinion.

This author, an original Detroiter, spent a great deal of time researching his subject and it was time well spent. Dr. Ed also had the stamina to delve into the life of a very quiet legend. He didn’t go after salaciousness and drug addictions like other rock authors have done in the past. This book is about the man and his music.

The book is also available on the following social media sites:
BobSegerTurnThePage.com
Instagram.com/BobSegerStory
Facebook.com/BobSegerStory
Amazon.com
Reverb.com
Ebay.com

https://bobsegerturnthepage.com/?fbclid=IwAR0RoPORdXb0JKTGf5xdQiwAeknXBm7e3tox1q8rb2sGh4er7-2dyOL_rEY

To purchase the book thru the Children’s Village Foundation, please click on the link below:





Writer donates proceeds to Bob Seger Book to Kids

Great news for the Foundation and for our sponsored Dale Carnegie for Teens program! Author Dr. Edward Sarkis Balian, is publishing his 9th book titled “Turn the Page”, Bob Seger’s biography (available in July 2019). He is very generously donating 15% of the net proceeds to the Children’s Village Foundation, as it is Mr. and Mrs. Seger’s charity of choice. If you want to check out the new website for the book, click on the following link: Bob Seger Biography .

Dr. Balian visited the Village to learn more about the facility.

Bob Seger Sponsors Dale Carnegie program at Children’s Village for the third year in a row!!!

Bob Seger has again sponsored the Dale Carnegie Teen Program at Children’s Village. Through his generosity, he is bringing life-changing skills to at-risk teens at Oakland County Children’s Village. The first class of 12 at-risk teens graduated from the Program in June 2016 with inspiring results. They learned public speaking and decision-making skills. Their self confidence grew every session. Most importantly, the students learned to replace negative attitudes with positive thoughts and actions.

To read the full article published in the Detroit News, please click on the link below.
Dale Carnegie press release

Christmas Ornament Party December 6

A Christmas Ornament Party was held at one of the Girl’s residence halls on December 6th. Pizza and sweets were the foods of the day. A fun time was held by all. Check out the pictures of the beautiful ornaments the girls created on the “Photo Gallery” page.

Bob Seger Sponsors Dale Carnegie Teen Workshop in July

June 2016, Press Release

dalecarnegieOakland County Children’s Village Foundation is pleased to announce that Bob Seger has graciously offered to fund Dale Carnegie Teen Workshop for Children’s Village teens.

What do Bob Seger and Dale Carnegie have in common? Both are playing a crucial role to bring needed life skills to troubled teens this summer, through the Dale Carnegie Teen Program at Children’s Village in Pontiac this July.

bob-seger-logo“It’s an honor to be a small part of bringing this Dale Carnegie Workshop to Children’s Village. Our Son is taking the course and we saw the benefits after the first class!

Thank you Kathy Tosoian, you’re amazing and thanks to Myra and Aaron Danish for presenting this opportunity to be involved. These kids are part of our future and we’re more than happy to help.”

Nita and Bob Seger

The Dale Carnegie Teen Program has 3 main benefits:

  • Build self-confidence and maintain a positive attitude
  • Learn how to manage stress and focus in times of challenge
  • Build interpersonal skills



Recognizing the benefit this program would have to the teens at Children’s Village, Bob Seger has graciously offered to fund this entire program for the month of July. Thank you Mr. Seger!

Click here to read the press release from Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

Click here to view the Channel 4 /WDIV press coverage of the graduation.

Click here to read the Oakland Press Article.

Click here to view the Graduation Video

2016 Art and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Grant Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) GRANT

“The Foundation is grateful to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and to the National Endowment for the Arts for this award. The project provides the children and youth of the Children’s Village with the chance to experience arts education, and the local arts community. Project services will occur in the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center professional art studios, in classes created specifically for the children. The professional art studio environment facilitates learning and growing, as well as respect for diversity,” said Kelly Lewis, President, Oakland County Children’s Village Foundation.

For more information Click MCACA Grant

Healthy Breakfast for Kids

February, 2015, Press Release

Oakland County Children’s Village Foundation is awarded $2500 by the Chef Ann Foundation HEALTHY BREAKFAST FOR KIDS grant.

The mission of the Chef Ann Foundation is to provide tools that help schools serve children healthy and delicious scratch-cooked meals made with fresh whole food. Through its grants, the Chef Ann Foundation is able to award equipment funding to schools that are committed to making real positive changes to their food programs.

The Children’s Village Foundation used this grant award money to purchase badly needed replacement equipment for the Children’s Village base kitchen: ten cambro pan carriers, one cambro pan carrier dolly, one stainless steel full size pan, and one stainless steel full size lid. This equipment is used to transport hot and cold food to the multiple buildings on the 50 acre facility campus.

Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) GRANT

“The Foundation is grateful to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and to the National Endowment for the Arts for this award. The project provides the children and youth of the Children’s Village with the chance to experience arts education, and the local arts community. Project services will occur in the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center professional art studios, in classes created specifically for the children. The professional art studio environment facilitates learning and growing, as well as respect for diversity,” said Kelly Lewis, President, Oakland County Children’s Village Foundation.

For more information Click MCACA Grant