The Saginaw, Michigan campus of Ross Medical Education Center conducts a service event every month as part of their commitment to their neighbors and community. Each year during the month of August, they have an event called Build a Backpack. This is a school supply drive for which the students, faculty, and staff donate items to help the students and families of North Saginaw Charter Academy with their school supply needs.
This year, the campus held a competition between classes to see which class could bring in the most school supplies. The winners were the students in the morning Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration class. They were excited for the opportunity to help out students in their local community, and also got to enjoy a pizza party as a class to celebrate their efforts and their victory. As the competition winners, the students in that class personally delivered the school supplies to the school and received a tour of the school.
Students in each of the programs had a lot of fun with the competition and were thrilled to have the chance to help students and families. “We always have a good time giving back to the community, but I think this is my favorite,” shared Julie McIntosh, instructor in the Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration program. “The generosity of the students helping other families and children is very rewarding. When my class personally delivered the items to the school, everyone was excited and very happy with this event. I am so proud of my class.”
The Saginaw Campus partners with North Saginaw Charter Academy several times throughout the school year. They do a variety of things to help out. For example, the Dental Assistant class goes into the second grade class to celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month. The students take toothbrushes and other items to give to the students and teach the kids about good dental hygiene.
North Saginaw Charter Academy has an upcoming event at their school called Trunk or Treat. This will be held on October 28th. Local businesses, teachers, and Ross staff and students decorate their vehicles and themselves and hand out candy to kids from the school and surrounding areas. This is always a fun and safe event, plus Ross has an opportunity to tell others about their oppounities.