By: Carolyn Swopes | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2017
From the Premier Event Sponsor Recognition (L to R): Rogers County Youth Services Director ,Steve Blahut; Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor, Keith Austin; Cherokee Nation Secretary of State, Chuck Hoskin Jr.; Cherokee Nation Business-Community Relations, Amy McCarter; Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor, Janees Taylor; RCYS Board Member, Debbie Butler and RCYS Office Manager, Carolyn Swopes.
Put on your dancing shoes and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Me & My Guy Dance, formerly known as the Daddy Daughter Dance. Year after year girls are overheard describing the excitement like attending a high school prom while others express the joy of coming to the RSU Ballroom. Dads, stepdads, grandfathers, brothers, uncles and other family members sacrifice time to provide these young ladies with memories that can last a lifetime. Rogers County Youth Services counts it a privilege to provide opportunities such as this dance. The event is slated for February 25th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at RSU’s Centennial Center Ballroom. This year’s dance promises to be the best yet, jam-packed with more fun and excitement than ever before.
Tickets are on sale for the event and may be purchased at Rogers County Youth Services office. Tickets prices are $10 each or $25 maximum per family. Tickets at the door are $15 based on availability. This event is sponsored by: Cherokee Nation Businesses, Sean & Kim Cox, United Ford, Umicore, Burrows Agency, CCC-Pharmacy, Greg & Lynn Partney, Vanessa Campbell-AAL, Kim Appleman-AAL, Mark & Linda Lepak, Sodexo, RSU and Catoosa Doughnut Shop. Sponsorships are still available.
Rogers County Youth Services is celebrating 40 years of services to the children, youth, and families of its community. Since 1976 RCYS has been providing an array of services to youth and families in Rogers County. Services include: emergency youth shelter care, community and school based counseling, independent living skills, parenting classes, family academy, life skills training in school settings, and parent/child activities such as the annual Me & My Guy Dance.
The mission of Rogers County Youth Services is “Believing in the Potential of Youth, Rogers County Youth Services serves the community by strengthening youth and families.” Each year, an average of 100 youth who have been removed from their homes, schools, and support systems due to severe abuse, neglect, or other life challenges will receive services through their Emergency Shelter. Over 100 children and youth are seen each week in the schools throughout Rogers County for counseling and skill development groups. Their goal is to promote strong, healthy, and successful individuals and families. Thank you for partnering with us as we serve the youth of our community. All services are free of charge.
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