Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor…

Ferndale Schools Celebrates Graduation Successes

Ferndale Schools Celebrates Graduation Successes (Blake Prewitt, Superintendent Ferndale Schools, June 3, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  “I care more about the people my students become than  the scores on the tests they take.”  – Anonymous It is graduation season, which is always a great time of year. I listen to the elementary teachers and principals…

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2016) Pontiac, MI – It’s a safe bet to say that most adults have never attended a meeting of County Commissioners or gotten an up close and personal lesson in civics from a team of elected officials. But that is what…

Ferndale School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry

Ferndale School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2016) Ferndale, MI – As they see the images of children in Flint lined up to get bottled water or crying over blood tests, people around the country have been wondering about the safety of the water they and their families use…