Kettering University student gives back to the Flint community through co-op experience

Kettering University student gives back to the Flint community through  co-op experience

by Sarah Schuch For Chelsea Reeves her Kettering University co-op experience wasn’t just about growing professionally but learning what it means to give back to the community. Her time at Kettering opened up many opportunities to volunteer in Flint through the National Society of Black Engineers and Kagle Leadership Initiatives. It was those experiences that […]

CONNECT program gives literacy a lift for first graders in Flint

CONNECT program gives literacy a lift for first graders in Flint

Flint Community Schools is raising its literacy mission to a level beyond classroom lessons. Adding their talents and energy to the efforts of local teachers are central office employees who’ve launched a new program that combines reading with mentoring. Sixty first graders have begun meeting with Flint Community Schools central office team members for CONNECT […]

Why Black History Month matters

Why Black History Month matters

February is Black History Month. Its precursor, Negro History Week, was created by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926 and observed during the second week of February. Woodson was born Dec. 19, 1875 in New Canton, Va., the fourth of seven children. As an adolescent and teenager, Woodson worked as a sharecropper and miner to […]

Water testing begins in Flint Community Schools

Water testing begins in Flint Community Schools

It’s been a long time since students in Flint Community Schools could drink water from the tap. The district will not allow them to drink tap water until the Flint School Board of Education, the superintendent, and Flint’s health and medical professionals are satisfied it’s safe. On Jan. 20, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality began […]

Youth mentor’s anti-bullying campaign making a difference in lives of Flint youth

Youth mentor’s anti-bullying campaign making a difference in lives of Flint youth

The 13-year-old’s confession caught her mother by surprise. Tracy Palmer knew her daughter had experienced bullying, but she hadn’t known the full extent. Hiding in restrooms, panic attacks and other daily stress were often part of the student’s school day. “She opened up and told us things we had never even talked about,” Palmer recalls. […]

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