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Edmund Lewis
Edmund Lewis
Michigan Kids is a series of solutions-focused stories and profiles about the programs and people that are positively impacting the lives of children. The series is produced by Michigan Nightlight and is made possible with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Michigan kids Features

What it takes to transform Southeast Michigan into a STEM Hub

Building a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) economy is widely seen as a pathway to prosperity. So what would it take to make Southeast Michigan a STEM Hub? Dr. Tonya Matthews, CEO of the Michigan Science Center, has a few ideas, starting with putting people first.

How teens are helping program Detroit's contemporary art museum

The MOCAD Teen Council is a select group of young creatives from metro Detroit who come together with museum professionals to produce and plan programming for youth and adults. 

Collaboration and entrepreneurship: Metro Detroit's most innovative nonprofits

From creative ways of raising revenue to forming partnerships, nonprofits are becoming more entrepreneurial in order to sustain themselves into the next generation. Area nonprofit leaders share the ways and means by which the social sector is becoming more like the business sector.

Plymouth business asks customers to sit, roll, play

Opening a brick and mortar business in today's on-demand, technology-driven economy is a risky roll of the dice. Opening a business that insists on slowing down and unplugging from the net is, well, a whole other game. Which is exactly the point Chris Erwin and Angela Space are trying to make at 3 & Up, their newly opened board game lounge in Plymouth. 

Cool Jobs: Sem and Teresa Abrahams, unicyclists

As part of the never-ending quest to acquire more exotic skills, metro Detroit kids have been taking classes in everything from aerial gymnastics to robotics to puppetry. You can now add circus arts to the mix, with Livonia-based Cirque Amongus, a school started by a family of world-renowned unicyclists.
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Michigan kids Blogs

Frank Nardelli

Detroit Public Schools' high school graduation rate was an abysmal 38 percent in 2005, ranking it 48th out of the nation's 50 largest school systems, says a recent America's Promise Alliance study. Others have pegged it as low as 25 percent. Frank Nardelli, principal of Detroit's Dove Academy, a K-7 charter public school, is waging a turnaround one campus at a time. His lesson plan? Parental involvement, a club that goes beyond the usual extracurriculars, and visions of the Big Ten dancing in children's heads.

Paul Nielsen

Do we need to run around in a rabbit suit to conjure up our region's lost wealth? Dr. Paul Nielsen, entrepreneurial owner of the Wunderground Magic Shop, amuses us this Halloween's Eve with spirited tales pulled from his hat. Learn to make coin from castoffs and marvel at Houdini's winter freestyle under Detroit River ice caps.
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Michigan kids Videos

Mizudo Academy: Community, Diveristy, Martial Arts

There are plenty of martial arts schools in Metro Detroit and no doubt many of them are excellent. Mizudo Academy in Dearborn, however, really takes diversity and their involvement with the community seriously.
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