MACF and MCYAC award $20,000.00 to The Rock Youth Center to support MITI program

Submitted by:  The ROCK  Youth Center

Midland Area Community Foundation and Midland County Youth Action Council awarded $20,000.00 to The Rock Youth Center to provide MITI (Molitor International Training Initiative) to high school students in Midland County.

MITI is designed to provide students with the motivation, hope and skills needed to successfully bring excellence into their work, home and personal lives.  MITI provides executive quality instruction and is designed to produce highly motivated individuals.  60 hours of content, providing 30 modules of highly interactive learning, includes topics such as life mapping, understanding self, positive and negative life forces, time management, core values, effective interpersonal communication, public speaking, purpose and direction, facts vs. assumptions, conflict resolution, success factors, the wonderful world of work, trust building, team development, leadership, empathy and understanding, reconciliation and caring.

Midland County Youth Action Council (MCYAC) is a project of the Midland Area Community Foundation, and is made possible through the Council of Michigan Foundations and supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  The Midland Area community Foundation strengthens our community by providing leadership, fostering collaboration on local needs and issues, and encouraging a legacy of giving through grants, scholarships and events.

The ROCK Youth Center focuses on 6th through 12th grade students.  The mission of The ROCK is to provide every youth with unconditional love, support, a safe environment, guidance and a model of healthy behavior.  The ROCK accomplishes this through on and off site quality programs and events.  The ROCK also has an emphasis on life skills development in teens and MITI is a key component in meeting that objective.

For more information on the MITI program or on The ROCK Youth Center please call 835.2542 or visit www.rockyouthcenter.net.