With a big THANKS to the Tim Horton store in downtown Troy, TFBT is able to partner with Tim Horton Children’s Foundation to provide spring break and summer camp experiences to Troy’s students. They leave town for a unique experience to build teamwork, build character traits and skills to bring home with them and to apply at school. Through positive encouragement, students (and their chaperones) push themselves to try new activities that they didn’t think possible. The camp and facilities are gorgeous, the food is outstanding, and the activities are fun and creative. The Van Cleve TFBT Club Advisor trains students prior to camp about proper table etiquette. And, the most important result is that the kids are respectful, polite and very thankful for the adventure. TFBT Club students have the first opportunity to attend camp, and remaining slots are filled with campers who are nominated by Troy City Schools’ staff. This program serves nearly 80 people each year!
8th Grade Goes to College
Spending a day on a college campus at age 13 is not very common…TFBT and Troy City Schools have discovered that providing this opportunity for students has encouraged them to plan ahead, stay in school, work harder, and consider options for pursuing training or education after high school. With thanks to Troy Noon Optimists and the Miami County Foundation, this program has allowed nearly 350 students a year to visit a local four-year college, often times Wright State University, to gain this memorable experience. A majority of Troy’s students have not yet visited a college or a campus prior to this experience!