Smart Start: Early intervention and support for Flint youth

Smart Start:  Early intervention and support for Flint youth

New investments in early childhood education and intervention is welcome news to educators, healthcare professionals and parents facing lingering challenges associated with Flint’s water crisis. Timing is everything and, particularly, for Flint’s youngest residents, it’s critical, according to health experts who report that children who have been exposed to high levels of lead may face […]

Energizing Flint: $2 million pledge to support Flint high school graduates is welcome news

Energizing Flint: $2 million pledge to support Flint high school graduates is welcome news

Two million: That’s the commitment that Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and the Consumers Energy Foundation collectively pledged toward creating a Flint Promise scholarship fund for Flint high school graduates. Consumers Energy Foundation’s $1 million commitment is the largest it has ever given, according to company officials, who distributed $840,000 to Genesee County-based nonprofits over […]

Moo U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

Moo U: Area youth invited to visit dairy farm

There’s more to farm life than meets the eye. What appear, to some, as long days that amble along at a leisurely pace are often bustling, up-at-sunrise routines that help create nutritional products that get shipped to local supermarkets and, ultimately, land on breakfast and dinner tables around America. Children who live in urban communities […]

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

Great places to meet up also help students eat up

For some Michigan youth summer is the hungriest time of year. While the season ushers in cookouts and picnics, a daily challenge for low-income households is stretching the meal budget to feed youth who’d normally enjoy one or more meals at school. With the annual closing of student lunchrooms comes the annual opening of Meet […]

Kettering University and its students take a hands-on role in moving Flint forward

Kettering University and its students take a hands-on role in moving Flint forward

Kettering University and its students are problem-solvers. The institution, founded in 1919 as General Motors Institute, believes in real-world, hands on cooperative education. That philosophy goes beyond the classroom and its co-op programs and extends into its home city, Flint. Over the past few years, Kettering students, parents and faculty have lent their time, talents […]

More kids are paying attention in class, getting better grades, making healthier food choices and amping up activity levels thanks to Building Healthy Communities

More kids are paying attention in class, getting better grades, making healthier food choices and amping up activity levels thanks to Building Healthy Communities

Kids go off to school almost every day to learn reading, math, science and more. Now with the help Building Healthy Communities, they can also learn how to be a healthier person. For the ninth year, elementary schoolers can fight childhood obesity and get healthier with common sense solutions with the school-based wellness program’s help. […]

Access for Everyone: HUD ’ s ConnectHome initiative makes it easier to get and stay connected

Access for Everyone: HUD ’ s ConnectHome initiative makes it easier to get and stay connected

Comcast’s mission to help all of Michigan and the rest of the nation gain access to affordable Internet is celebrating yet another milestone, one that especially helps urban cities such as Flint and Detroit gain connection, boost neighborhood engagement and put people in communication with programs that improve their health and welfare. In July, Comcast […]