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 […]

Girl Power: Flint book author inspires girls to appreciate who they are

Girl Power: Flint book author inspires girls to appreciate who they are

In an imaginary world, Keira, a wide-eyed nine-year-old girl, enjoys her wonderful life traveling around the globe singing in the Sally Court Band with her best friends, who are endangered species animals. When they are not performing, the clan is in the classroom, where Keira’s Auntie Marsay teaches them spelling and about homonyms and homophones. […]

Legacy builders: Family construction team tackles water line

Legacy builders: Family construction team tackles water line

For Rhonda Grayer, building a better Flint  has been a family affair. The vice president of W.T. Stevens Construction leads a competitive contracting company, named for her father, at a pivotal moment in the community. While many local businesses call on construction experts to help remodel and literally re-create their images, the very infrastructure of […]

Flint Lens Men uplift community and build passion for photography

Flint Lens Men uplift community and build passion for photography

These days, much of Flint is viewed through a changing lens. From the city’s budding small business scene to its fast-growing movement toward improving community nutrition, the scene is one of progress and evolution. To the untrained eye, a blend of sheer positive energy and common dedication might appear responsible for developments getting attention everywhere […]

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. […]

Boot Up! HAP launches Boots for Kids program

Boot Up! HAP launches Boots for Kids program

A child’s foot plunges into the icy water of a Michigan winter’s puddle and is hit with a shock of bitter cold with no boot protects them. For too many kids this is reality. The Health Alliance Plan’s (HAP) Boots for Kids collection is dedicated to making that a thing of the past for kids […]

Giving: Why it’s good for us

Giving: Why it’s good for us

Giving and getting holiday gifts. It’s a tradition that we honor in most every household across Michigan, particularly in December. There’s a lot of meaning behind gift-giving. When, why and what we give helps to define relationships, strengthen bonds and provide a sense of belonging to each other, according to psychologists. The practice of giving […]