Saturday’s breakfast meeting of the Cicero Kiwanis Club highlighted the role and function of Hamilton Heights’ Youth Assistance Program advocate, Mary Ann Haymaker and a wide array of community events and activities scheduled over the next two weeks.
Haymaker, Hamilton Heights Youth Assistance Early Intervention Advocate, was the guest speaker at Saturday’s Cicero Kiwanis meeting. Haymaker is among the youth advocates who work within the Hamilton County schools. Haymaker has brought great value and benefits to Hamilton Heights and its students during her two-year tenure. She serves as a resource and liaison for youth and staff for needed services and referrals. She updated members on the various programs under her leadership that help to promote early intervention, meet needs, address challenging issues, and support families.
Some of the programs and activities that are under her leadership include the Kindness Club, Puppy Pound, High School Summer Job Fair, IMPACT Awards, Boxes of Sunshine for faculty and staff and Careers on Wheels for fifth graders among a few.
Hamilton County Youth Assistance program serves as an early intervention advocate for youth ages 3-17 who are facing challenging life circumstances. The organization, through their adult advocates, take a holistic approach to coordinate the community’s vast array of talents, services and resources to help youth and empower parents and caregivers.
Cicero Kiwanis member Karen Stout is spearheading the Cicero Kiwanis’ community blood drive from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 at Red Bridge Park Community building in Cicero. The community is encouraged to join in this effort to help supply needed blood and blood products for the Indiana Blood Center. Sign up preferred but drop-ins are welcome. For advance online registration go to: www.donorpoint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/121245 or call Karen at (317) 695-8215.