Optimist Club’s Student Essay Contest Deadline Jan. 8

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DEADLINE: Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

The Optimist Club of Dearborn is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “Can Society Function Without Respect?” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2018.

The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays, based on the theme of “Can Society Function Without Respect?” and determine the top winners. Winners will receive $500 for 1st Place, $250 for 2nd Place, $150 for 3rd Place, and the winning essays will be sent to the district level where college scholarships are available for top winners.

“Young students today have so many fresh ideas about the world and their future,” Club President HANNAH HAWTHORNE said. “As Optimists, it is our goal to encourage them and do what we can to bring out the best in each of them. This gives them a wonderful opportunity to tap into their creativity and pursue possible scholarships at the same time.”

The Optimist Club of Dearborn has been participating in the Optimist Essay Contest for over 40 years and has been active in the community since 1940. Other programs and service projects that the Club is involved in include Oratorical Contest, Art Contest and Respect For Law Awards.

Students wishing to participate in the essay contest can find out more about the contest by contacting the club at 313-204-6623, or divislori@gmail.com (Mrs. Lori Divis.)

Optimist International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with 93,000 adult and youth members in 3,200 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. Carrying the Mission Statement “By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves,” Optimists conduct positive service projects that reach more than six million young people each year. To learn more about Optimist International, please call (314) 371-6000 or visit the organization’s website at www.optimist.org.

AANM Offers Award Winning SURA Photography Program for Students

Sura is an Arabic word for photograph. Arab American National Museum’s SURA Arts Academy – a 2008 winner of the prestigious Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on Arts and the Humanities – helps students learn to interact with an increasingly diverse world through photography.

SURA Arts Academy, entering its 16th year, is back and better than ever.  This winter semester, students will focus on portrait photography, social media, and photojournalism while exploring themes of identity, community, social justice and culture!  Former Vogue intern photographer and contestant on Tyra Banks’s VH1 show, The Shot, Piper Carter will be this semester’s SURA instructor.  The program will take place every Tuesday starting January 11th – March 14th from 4:30-6:30pm.  As with all SURA classes, the students final work will be displayed in the Arab American National Museum’s gallery space in April 2017.

http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/sura

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Internet Essentials from Comcast brings affordable high-speed Internet into homes. You may qualify if your child is eligible for the National School Lunch Program.

$9.95+tax per month for high-speed home Internet. Free Internet traiing. Low cost computers available from $149+tax. Apply at InternetEssentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376.
Click below to print the flyer.

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Free Diabetes Workshop Series

Beaumont is currently offering a free Diabetes workshop called PATH-Personal Action Toward Health) designed to provide skills and tools to provide skills and tool people living with Type 2 diabetes live a healthier life. This fun, interactive, six week workshop led by certified leaders. For more information click here or to register, call 800-543-9355.

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Know Someone Who Needs Health Insurance? Help is Available

Free help is available from a Certified Marketplace Navigator to help children and adults enroll in government health insurance plans.

The City of Garden City was awarded a grant through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to assist area residents with the application and enrollment process through the national Health Insurance Marketplace or state-based Medicaid. With many people still without health insurance, this free service is a much needed resource throughout Wayne County.

Dearborn Public Schools is welcome to share this information to students and families. The flyer below can be printed and distributed.

For more information, see phone numbers listed on the flyer or call Dearborn Heights City Hall, 734-679-7645.

Healthcare Enrollment Assistance

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