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Protests, activism, and community service: Students at Detroit's Western International take a stand

Students at southwest Detroit's Western International HS aren't sitting back and watching the world go by. On the contrary, they're leading and participating in campaigns to raise awareness of the most important social issues of the day.
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At youth summit on gun violence, tomorrow's leaders aren't waiting for tomorrow

The Michigan Youth Summit on Guns and Violence brought together more than 100 local youth and adult activists on May 26 for a day of workshops on subjects ranging from civil rights-awareness to revolutionary art. 
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College bound: young adults exiting foster care find support at WMU

The Seita Scholar Program, for those aging out of foster care, helps young people navigate college.
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Detroit Parent Network's new CEO, Jametta Lilly, brings social justice background to work

Jametta Lilly has extensive experience in parent support and social justice -- and she's bringing both to bear in her new role as CEO of the Detroit Parent Network. 
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VOICES essay on competition and contentment

"Grades and numbers should not be the end or beginning of a person’s potential. There is no way a letter or number or leaderboard can truly measure a person’s intelligence and abilities," says eighth grader Alayna Williams, who in this special ...
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Mobile clinic brings health services to underserved residents

Three community partners are putting health care on wheels to bring essential screenings, basic services and referrals free-of-charge to hundreds of families and individuals in Greater Lansing neighborhoods.

 

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Building networks of support for Michigan children

Michigan's child-focused nonprofits are recognizing the value of collaboration to better support the kids they serve. With child and family health in mind, organizations are getting creative, with positive results.
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