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Bob Seger Sponsors Dale Carnegie program at Children’s Village for the second 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

Kohl’s Employees

The Children’s Village Foundation thanks Kohl’s employees for their volunteering efforts at the 2014 Autumn Adventure.

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COMERICA BANK GOES TO BAT FOR CHILDREN’S VILLAGE –“STARTING NINE”

BB.27250027_stdDue to the generosity of Comerica bank, fifty Children’s Village residents, parents and staff were guests at a recent Detroit Tiger baseball game at Comerica park.

Adding to the excitement-nine lucky youth were selected to participate as the “Starting Nine”. Nine youth were led onto the field, introduced prior to the game and each received an autographed jersey of one of the nine starting Detroit Tiger players.

Comerica bank has been a long standing regional leader in community stewardship. The “Starting Nine” program is an annual recognition to honor and support young people according to Al Taylor, SVP National Director Bankcard Services for Comerica. Taylor was instrumental in securing the opportunity for the Children’s Village youngsters.

From the terrific weather, baseball and hot dogs and drinks (courtesy of the Children’s Village Foundation who covered lunch for the entire group) it was a terrific day for all participants.