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Michigan Kids


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

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James "Famous" kicks

Commuting to school with a "Famous" student

Detroit public students students often have no other choice but to wake up hours before school starts to ride a city bus (or two) on their long morning commute. Matt Dibble shares his thoughts after following one "Famous" student.

Food Justice Fridays hosted by People's Kitchen Detroit

Can Detroit become a food-sovereign city?

Undeniably, Detroit's local food movement has exploded. But can it one day feed the entire city?

Kids participate in an 826Michigan leads a writing workshop at the Campbell Branch Library

How the Detroit Public Library is staying relevant to kids in the 21st century

From a teen hangout featuring a makerspace to creative writing workshops for pre-teens, the Detroit Public Library offers a variety of programs that are relevant to 21st century kids.

Malik Yakini, Detroit Black Food Security Network & D-Town Farms

Creating a cultural shift in how Detroiters think about food

A combination of grass roots programming and improved access to fresh food in neighborhoods is helping change the way Detroit eats.

Water

Exploring the public health consequences of Detroit's water shutoffs

The narrative around Detroit's water shutoffs has largely centered on people needing to pay their bills or water as a human right. Missing from the conversation have been the mental and physical health impacts of the water shutoffs on a city with an already staggering poverty rate. 
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