Student Essay Contest
Food Not Just for Thought!
On behalf of Friends of Royal Oak Township, Inc. (FOROT), we extend our deep appreciation for those who participated in our “Food: Not Just for Thought!” Student Essay contest for 7th-12th graders.
This student essay contest was intended to be fun and allow an opportunity to creatively offer youth opinions on an important issue that affects them individually, and our World, collectively. The contest was very competitive, but after review of several essays, our winners received cash awards and their essays were shared with the United States Congress to hear firsthand the importance of child nutrition and school meals.
Lest we Forget!
157 Years of Emancipation
On behalf of Friends of Royal Oak Township, Inc. (FOROT), we recognize the freedom from bondage and pain and struggles of our Ancestors annually every Juneteenth (June 19).
Although, Juneteenth has recently become a national holiday, considered National Freedom Day. For 157 years we as a people have acknowledged, celebrated and continue to give thanks for the people of African ancestry who were freed from enslavement on June 19th, 1867. and the injustices of sharing the knowledge years later.
Now that it is a national holiday, find one that truly uplifts the essence of Juneteenth as we continue to speak up for real freedom in our community and individual lives.
Recognizing 100 years of Royal Oak Township
100 Years Strong (1921-2021)
Friends of Royal Oak Township and the Truth Toward Reconciliation Initiative Affiliates recognize and REMEMBER that it was in 1921 (100 years ago) that led to the creation of a historically black community. We invite individuals, organizations, faith-based institution, city council or commission to join in our recognition and historical truth-telling initiative, so many perspectives.
Standing strong, efforts have failed in the attempt to erase an African American community that has been located in South Oakland County for more than 100 years. The voices of dignity, the voices of love and truth have sustained the families and residents of Royal Oak Charter Township championing the spirit of what community resistance looks like. For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.