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Michigan Nightlight


Michigan Nightlight is a series of stories about the programs and people that positively impact the lives of Michigan kids. It is made possible with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Read more stories from around the state at Michigan Nightlight or subscribe to the monthly newsletter here.

Michigan Nightlight Features

David Gamlin

VOICES: Why our current K-12 curriculum is failing students

David Gamlin, vice president and program director for the Midnight Golf Program, believes that future success in life is based on communication, collaboration, and creativity—not memorizing the contents of a book. 

Student Naomi Contreras, working on her art

Detroit teens lead their own artistic journeys at The SPOT

A part of Living Arts' curriculum for adolescents, the SPOT centers around the idea that teenagers thrive artistically when they are given time to wander creatively without the pressure of assignments.

Fresh101 list

Juice cafe has a mission to bring healthy food choices to Midtown -- and the rest of Detroit

Fresh101 Superfood Café fills a nice niche in Midtown. But owner Monique Dooley, a former teacher, is also engaging with organizations throughout the city to encourage food education and healthy eating. 

Gloria Steinem

At Detroit event, Gloria Steinem spoke about parenthood, the women's movement, and more

In front of a room of 1,200 admirers, mostly women, commentator and journalist Gloria Steinem spoke at Wayne State University on March 7 about the women’s movement, sexual harassment, and making sense of the current U.S. presidency. 

Eldric Laron

VOICES: How music and writing helped one Detroit youth through high school

In the middle of his 5th grade year, Eldric Laron's family moved to a different part of the city and he transferred schools. The change was hard, but creative writing helped him overcome it. 
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