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Sex, Drugs and Eating Disorders: Data-Driven Solutions to Risky Teen Behavior
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The bad news is that eating disorders, carrying a weapon and unsafe sex is on the rise in Michigan teens. The good news is that wellness reporting and healthcare counseling reduce those numbers. How do we know this? From the innovative risk assessment interviews that are employed by U-M spin-out RAPPS.
How Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Policies Impact Our Future
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
With a jobless rate that's 50 percent below the state average, it's easy to think Ann Arbor is immune to the impacts of long-term unemployment. The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project commissioned a study on the effects of the state's policies and discovered that we're undermining both our economic recovery and the well-being of our most vulnerable kids.
The Three Laws of Skyline High School Robotics
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Eagle Imperium Team 3322 from Skyline High School has six weeks to build a 120-pound remote-controlled robot before the first district competition on March 14. They have limited resources, limited funds and limited time. Nobody is panicking. Yet.
Finding the Balance Between an Asian and American Identity
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
No matter how loving the home, Asian adoptees often struggle with identity. The impacts of race and culture don't diminish with assimilation. Mam non is a support program that helps adopted children and their parents bridge the gap between their Asian and American identities.
GameStart: Minecraft Class Is Now In Session
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The computer gaming industry earns more than $60 billion dollars each year. Hollywood's use of computer animation only grows. Yet computer programming is not a focus in K-12 education in Michigan. The folks at GameStart see both an educational and entrepreneurial opportunity. They offer programming classes to 3rd through 8th grade students with a focus on the game that sets every kid's heart a-flutter.
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826Michigan: Harnessing Robot & Volunteer Power
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
peaker event asked 826Michigan's executive director Amanda Uhle how her organization attracts and activates so many volunteers and what a robot repair store has to do with teaching kids to write. If you missed the event you can still learn the answers in our video.
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