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Michigan awarded Federal Grant to feed kids during summer

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A five and a half million dollar grant will provide students from around Michigan with money for food.

The grant from the US Department of Agriculture will allow several school districts around the state to provide summer meals to students. Continue reading

Fifth-grader enrollment for emergency preparedness program grows

schoolsMore schools in Michigan are enrolling their fifth graders in a state program that aims to prepare them for emergencies.

It’s called Student Tools for Emergency Planning, or STEP. It’s a curriculum that helps teachers prepare students for emergencies like tornadoes, flooding and storms. Continue reading

Community officials to gather in Clare to sign child abuse investigations protocol

State officials said most child abuse investigations in Michigan involve children between the ages of 7 and 12.

Officials in Clare County said they’re working to make investigations less stressful for abused children by working together.

Police, health care officials, and child advocacy officials are planning to sign a new child abuse investigation protocol Jan. 23. Continue reading

Funding to aid in recruitment for foster families in Montmorency

The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan is starting off the new year awarding more than two dozen new grants in the region.

One of the grants is earmarked to recruit foster families in Montmorency county. Continue reading

Petoskey bookstore receives a James Patterson donation

bookBestselling author James Patterson launched 2014 by pledging to support small, independent bookstores that promote children’s reading.

Now as the year comes to a close, one of his donations will be making its way to McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey. Continue reading

House bill aims to help foster children afford college

A bill creating a permanent college endowment fund for foster children was approved by the state House this week, and is now on it’s way to the Senate.

Kathy Lockhart is the coordinator for foster programs at Eagle Village in Osceola County.

She said young people in foster care are often excited when they start pursuing higher education, but they can easily become overwhelmed. Continue reading