G2S donates to Roy’s Kids

February 1, 2023

Roy’s Kids founder, New Era Police Chief Roy Strait, receives the generous donation from G2S students. – Contributed photo

G2S donates to Roy’s Kids

SCOTTVILLE — The charitable Roy’s Kids program, which donates toys and meals every Christmas to less fortunate families in Oceana County, received a $200 boost from Mason County’s Gateway to Success (G2S) Academy students. 

“This year G2S has implemented a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum where our students, two days a week, learn about and implement SEL skills,” said John Chalko, G2S social worker/athletic director. “With that, students are required to participate in Community Service Learning. This project was a great way to engage all of our students in gaining community service hours with decorating Christmas trees. All students involved help to create a Christmas-theme tree along with what local charity they would like to donate the money collected from the trees to. All the trees were donated to the school from Nickelson Tree Farm. Almost all of the decorations on the trees were created by the students as we are a project-based learning school.” The decorated trees sold for $150.

In addition to Roy’s Kids, other charities receiving donations included the Mason County Humane Society, HELP Ministries, Five CAP, the Lakeshore Food Club and COVE.

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