Athlete and Educator, Roosevelt ‘Dr. Speed’ Weaver, has a distinguished career of inspiring students to great heights – and great speeds.
Coach Roosevelt Weaver trained Track and Field Scholarship Recipient, Melanie Rodriguez of Bloomfield. Montclair resident, Roosevelt Weaver, has always had a love of running. Growing up in Atlanta, Ga., he realized that he had a talent for running very early, when he could outrun boys much older than he was. But he didn’t begin his official […]
Roosevelt Weaver talks about a unique program he developed for a local elementary school that had students speaking French and Wolof.
Roosevelt Weaver, a retired Principal, believes American schools need greater language exposure. Growing up in the segregated South, Roosevelt Weaver remembers how white boys and black boys would often find themselves on opposite sides of the train tracks. They would start throwing rocks at each other until the cops came and dispersed the group. “I realized […]
The YMCA is known for advocating youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Last Tuesday, May 21, the newest executive members of the YMCA Board of Directors were elected to help continue the message of the YMCA.
YMCA can never have a dull moment. The role of the board is to provide oversight to the YMCA. The board does not cover operations, but they make sure the YMCA is financially sound. According to Desireé Johnson, executive relations and project manager for the Montclair YMCA, the board meets at least 6 times a year, usually […]