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Kids Discover the Power of Peddling

After losing her car, Angela Stamps discovered a new way to see the world after being given a bike. She has since repaid the favor by showing kids the benefits of cycling in Flint. 

GETTING READY FOR THE HUNGER GAMES.

Practice for Poverty: Hunger Games

In Manistee, students go from classroom to grocery store and then into the kitchen to cook a meal they've purchased for very little money. 

YOUNG POETS IN FLINT

Taking Young Poets To A Bigger Stage

A Flint-based arts group is helping young poets hone their talent with a goal to compete in an international youth poetry festival and slam contest. Along the way, they're making connections and spurring on other young spoken word artists.

FAMILY PARTICIPANTS IN THE HOMES + SERVICES PROGRAM

Turning the Tide on Typical Low-Income Housing

Homes+Services, a pilot program of Neighborhoods, Inc. of Battle Creek, approaches housing in a holistic way; it partners with others for job training, education and financial counseling.
Just for Kids Yoga in Palmer Park

Local and Fun: Getting Michigan Kids Fit

Community-mobilized fitness initiatives are getting young people moving, combating child obesity and its related health problems – one neighborhood at a time. 

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Raising Kids in Detroit

It's no secret that young professionals have gravitated to Detroit's urban center in recent years, but what happens when they start having kids? Nina Misuraca Ignaczak spoke with some families who have made the commitment to stay and raise their kids in the city.

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Rosedale-Grandmont Little League: 500 Kids Up to Bat in Detroit

Since it was founded in 1992, the Rosedale-Grandmont Little League has been the summer pastime of this west side Detroit neighborhood.

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TeenQuest helps future employees stand out above the crowd

As the economy continues to straighten itself out, there is no doubt any edge a first-time employee can get on entering the working world is important. TeenQuest is here to help.

Steve Gray photo by Lizzie Kassab, University of Michigan Law School

Unemployment Policies Put Families at Risk

With a jobless rate that's 50 percent below the state average, it's easy to think Ann Arbor is immune to the impacts of long-term unemployment. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project commissioned a study on the effects of the state's policies and discovered that we're undermining both our economic recovery and the well-being of our most vulnerable kids.
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