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Turning poetry into confidence for Detroit youth

In Detroit, creative writing programs have stepped up their work with youth both in and out of the classroom.
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Volunteers provide bridge for better reading

Reading Buddies links young readers with volunteers. 
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A place to call home: Well House opens permanent housing for homeless youth

For young adults living on the streets, they will soon be able to access permanent housing. Well House, a Grand Rapids nonprofit, is opening a youth house for individuals ages 18 to 24, and the new space will give young adults the chance to build their lives.
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Thinking like a boss: Detroit youth entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship programs across the city engage youth in hands-on, place-based entrepreneurial training, equipping them to both launch their own businesses and use entrepreneurial thinking to solve problems.
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Talking to kids about race

Parents, caregivers and early childhood educators play an important role in helping young children form healthy racial identities and attitudes toward others. But for many adults, talking to kids about race can be uncomfortable.
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Best of Michigan Nightlight 2016

Inclusive parks, tolerant schools, and cool moms. Revisit the best-read 2016 Michigan Nightlight stories from around the state.
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