Childhood is supposed to be a time of exuberance, growth, and discovery. A time when we are protected, and our homes are safe. A time when we trust the adults around us and feel encouraged by the direction they provide.
The El Grupo Norte organization began when two parents, both physical therapists, decided to help alleviate the snarled car pickup lines at their kids’ school and at the same time create a healthier alternative: a bike club.
The camp’s mindful approach to programming is perhaps explained best by its mission to “provide quality character building experiences through educational and recreational programs in a safe, fun environment; serving all ages with an emphasis on youth.”
Santa Claus Girls has evolved and grown into an organization whose ambitious mission is to see that every child in Kent County is provided with a gift on Christmas morning.
Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater is the second-oldest theater operating in Michigan. As the only professional arts organization in Branch County, it carries a sizable responsibility to provide a breadth of programs to adequately engage a diverse community base.
Cass Community Social Services, by way of its multilateral programming, supports those in need of food, housing, job assistance, and even health services. Based in Detroit...
Founded in 1981, Art Reach of Mid-Michigan has been connecting individuals of all backgrounds with robust arts and culture programming, enriching the lives of all who choose to participate.
At-risk youth are often encouraged to find a productive outlet to relieve their pain, angst, or anger, and often a physical activity such as running, football, or boxing is recommended. For Bill Bustance, it was boxing.
While there are several zoos throughout Michigan, one in particular works to foster empathy and understanding for the natural forests, wetlands, and - of course - the various species it hosts on over 433 acres of city-owned property in Battle Creek.
At the end of 2006, interior designer Terry Grahl received a call from a shelter volunteer who was familiar with her business, asking if she would come to tour the facility and consider painting a wall for the women who occupied the female quarters...