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TTR Project Founders, Team and Supporters

TTR Team, Founders and Supporters

Originally conceived as a FOROT Historical Preservation initiative, which has expanded to include multiple partnering organizations, individuals and supporters. You are invited to participate in the beginning of an important journey for the community of Southern Oakland County and the Friends of Royal Oak Township. The story of Oakland County provides the tipping point for the "Truth Toward Reconciliation: The Vision, Journey and Voices of Royal Oak Township" project. 

This is just the beginning of the steps we must take to get a clear understanding of the impact of our past choices and help us find the path toward real social justice, racial and social equity and the truth.

Please join us as we explore the opportunity of sharing the stories that make Southern Oakland County what it is today, the history the led to the creation of Royal Oak Charter Township and our campaign Truth Toward Reconciliation: "The Vision, Journey and Voices of Royal Oak Charter Township.  If you are interested or know someone who would like to participate, please click on the button below, email 

or fill out the contact form on the website.

TTR Project Founders:  (left to right) Randy Harp, Brigitte R. Hall, Richard Feldman, Cheikh Mbacke

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Black History - 365 Days a Year

FOROT believes in celebrating Black/African history 365 days a year and not 28 days in February.   We continue to honor and uplift our Ancestors and celebrate African culture and Black history with joy, creativity and encouragement.  We welcome your input as to what you would like to see in a presentation.


Please consider joining FOROT  as we Educate, Emulate and Embrace African history!

Double Dutch-Programs

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Fun, Fitness, and Friends
Not accepting due to Covid-19 !

A Health and Wellness initiative focusing on fitness and healthy lifestyles through our Double Dutch program. The purpose is to increase physical and social activity through Double Dutch jump rope, thus, leading to healthier and socially active individuals. Our Double Dutch program is for novice, intermediate and advance participants ages 6 and older including Adults and Seniors and volunteers.

FUEL | #Jump4Health

Friends of Royal Oak Township's (FOROT's) after-school Double Dutch activity at FUEL was a jumping success! Students were introduced to a creative social activity which included fun, fitness and friends. The activity created a teamwork environment through basic jump rope skills (turning and jumping in the ropes), unity circles, and encouragement from peers and volunteers.

If interested in participating, fill out the contact form on the website or click here.

FUEL 2019

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Food Champions: Fueling our Bodies
Health and Nutrition Program

Friends of Royal Oak Township, Inc.-FOROT  partnered with Ferndale Upper Elementary (FUEL) to launched a great new program, Food Champions: "Fueling our Bodies."


Despite the Covid 19 pandemic, FOROT's returned to Ferndale Schools, Upper Elementary (FUEL) during the 2020-2021 school year to provide Health and Nutrition classes for its 3rd graders. This will be our third year providing interactive health and wellness  programs to FUEL's third graders.  We were able to provide nutritional learning to 150 youth.


Our FOROT representative is also a MSU Extension educator who shares nutrition and healthy eating options and label identification  for the students through a series of six-week programs. 

Moving forward the partnership seeks to assist with the school's spring garden club. The goal is to keep  children healthy, expand gardens into true outdoor classrooms and engage children in both after school and summer gardening in the community. 

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Annual Health Initiative
Take A Loved One For a Check-Up

Take a Loved One for a Checkup Day is a campaign that focuses on the disparities between the health of racial and ethnic minorities and the general population.


This national initiative is geared toward those who rarely visit the doctor, or do so only when sick, to help them establish the habit of getting regular checkups. While the primary focus is to reach out to underserved populations such as minorities, immigrants and the elderly, the message applies to all of us.


During this event, everyone is encouraged to utilize community resources, such as health fairs and their local health department, to connect with the healthcare system in a meaningful way. Too many people of all walks of life rely on emergency room care for conditions and/or illnesses that are better treated in a primary care physician’s office.


Taking a loved one for a checkup is a great way to encourage those you care about to make healthy lifestyle changes.


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Annual Kwanzaa Celebration - Kuumba

We are looking forward to our Annual Celebration of Kwanzaa. It is our self-determination and creativity that has guided our annual celebration of our culture, community and family in our effort to reclaim our heritage. 


Our programs and work is directed by the Nguzo Saba Principles.  We look forward to your continued support and joining us in unity as we continue displaying our creativity through collective work and resposnibiitly and cooperative economics for all of our purposeful programs. 

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