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Berkley Girls in Court Over Plotting Assault at Anderson Middle School

June 8th 2015

Berkley Girls in Court Over Plotting Assault at Anderson Middle School (compiled, June 8, 2015) Two teenagers from Anderson Middle School in Berkley appeared before Judge Cheryl Matthews on Monday, accused of plotting to bring guns to school and murder students and teachers. WDIV reports that the girls, age 13 and 14, have been in […]

Divorce and Families pt 3 of 4: How Do Tweens React to Divorce?

March 29th 2015

Divorce and Families pt 3 of 4: How Do Tweens React to Divorce? (Guest Series Part 1 of 4, Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services, March 29, 2015)   How Do Tweens React to Divorce? Later elementary aged children or “Tweens” pose special problems for parents going through divorce. This third in a four part series will […]

Southfield-Lathrup Optimist Club Honors Success in Students (video)

January 31st 2015

Southfield-Lathrup Optimist Club Honors Success in Students (video) The teens honored by the Southfield-Lathrup AM Optimist Club as Students of the Month for December and January had good reasons to be proud. “These are our best and brightest, but the best and brightest is not always based on a GPA score. It may be overcoming […]

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth

December 27th 2014

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 27, 2014) The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced the distribution of $150,000 in grants to fund 18 projects through its YOUth Voice Social Justice grant program. Earlier in 2014, the Metropolitan Youth Policy Fellows, a diverse group of youth […]

Breakfast Celebrates Student Success

February 15th 2012

She added that the support she gets in Ferndale is “amazing,” and said “It’s awesome to come back to school after a big weekend and have everybody being proud of you, saying ‘great job’ in the halls and stuff. It feels good.”

Author Lisa McMann meets Young Readers at the Library

October 20th 2011

On Oct. 15 McMann spoke at the Ferndale Public Library. She read the first chapter of her latest book, The Unwanteds.

Teens don’t tolerate thief

June 15th 2011

A seventeen year old Royal Oak Township youth was arrested yesterday after he stole an Ipod from another kid’s backpack in Geary Park. School let out early yesterday, and students were playing in the park at about 1:30 when the thief was seen by a 15 year old girl…

Police Search for Teens with Gun

June 15th 2011

On Monday June 13th, at about 5:30 in the evening, Ferndale Police took a report from two young boys who said they were assaulted with a handgun. The victims were 7 and 13 years old. The boys said they had just won a basketball game against two older boys, about 17 – 18 years old, in Harding Park. After the game, they two groups had a verbal altercation and exchanged obscenities

YEP Awards Turn Teens Into Stars

September 15th 2010

…The young people involved in Affirmations’ Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) were treated like divas Saturday night as they walked a red carpet lined with photo-hungry paparazzi on their way to a glitzy awards program in honor of the brightest stars at the community center – them!…(read more)