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When                                                        Where
Saturday, April 26th, 2014              Midland Community Center
8-10 pm                                                   2205 S Jefferson Ave
(registration starts at 7:30)                 Midland, MI

The Luau Splash Bash is open to 6th-8th grade students. 

The ROCK Center for Youth Development is teaming up with the Midland Community Center and the Community Alliance 4 Youth Success to throw a Luau themed pool party at the Midland Community Center.

$5 will get you in the door, access to the pool and entry to the Luau. This includes pizza, pop, and even a live d.j.

If you have any questions about the Middle School Luau Splash Bash, please contact Jess Weyburne at (989) 832-7937 ex. 2265

Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit!


The ROCK Center for Youth Development is holding a "ROCK The Mall" event on Friday, May 16 at the Midland Mall for all middle and high school students.  This event is an "after-hours" event (9:30 p.m.- midnight) at the mall and will feature karaoke, movies, food, a 24-foot portable rock climbing wall, gaming, shopping and PRIZES!  The grand prize for the evening will be 4 ONE DIRECTION tickets to a concert at Ford Field on Sunday, August 17, 2014.  The drawing will take place at 11:00 p.m. and you must be present to win.

Cost for this event is $10 at the door.  Registration will begin at 8:30 p.m.  There is an early registration fee of ONLY $5 if you call The ROCK and register in advance. 

Don't miss this great event and your chance to win ONE DIRECTION concert tickets! 

Bob and Kathy Hansen to Chair The ROCK's Annual Fundraising Dinner

Spring is coming and along with that comes The ROCK Center for Youth Development's Annual Fundraising Dinner. This year the dinner will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at The Great Hall in Midland.  This year's dinner theme is "The Butterfly Effect". The Butterfly Effect is "the scientific theory that a single occurrence, no matter how small, can change the course of the universe forever".  


2014 Honorary Chairpersons are

Bob and Kathy Hansen.

Bob is Chairman, CEO and President of Dow Corning.


"We are honored and excited to be involved with supporting the ROCK as we share their vision for the young people of our community. Being fortunate to have been involved with the creation of the ROCK many years ago, it is so great to see the impact this organization is making today in our community and how they are changing lives of our youth. We invite you to join us in financially supporting the ROCK and enabling them to be even more impactful tomorrow."

~Bob and Kathy Hansen

Thank you Deloitte!

bev and deloitte

Deloitte LLP and the Great Lakes Loons held a season-long "Ks for Kids" fundraiser that contributed  $5 for every strikeout by a Loons pitcher to five local agencies working with area children.  Pictured is Richard Herlin of Deloitte presenting a check for $1,173.00  to Bev Wenzel, our Executive Director as a result of the 2013 baseball season.




Snow Days

Snow days

Winter is here!!! Students will be crossing their fingers and doing a snow dance for snow days. In the case of a snow day The ROCK programs will be cancelled. So when checking up on school closings, be looking for Midland Public Schools and Bullock Creek Schools . If a snow day happens on a Friday The Youth Center will be closed for Friday Night.