PRIDE

Thinking Well

Thanks to a grant from the Granger Foundation, Highfields’ PRIDE staff has the most up-to-date training to help high-risk students succeed.    Do you know how to walk up to someone and introduce yourself in a polite way without offending them? Do you know how to appropriately ask for permission to be excused from class

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Breaking the Cycle

Mike came from a very poor family. He was raised by his grandmother because his parents were unable to take care of him. Although he struggled, he found his place working at Highfields and empowering kids to break the cycle.    When Mike was growing up he felt disadvantaged.    “I didn’t have the greatest

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Savonn Turns His Life Around

      Six short months ago, Savonn had difficulty thinking before acting on his emotions. It had gotten him into trouble in the past. He didn't consider his consequences, and chose to commit armed robbery.    However, through Highfields' after-school program PRIDE, Savonn learned how to turn his life around. The overall goal of the PRIDE program is

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Steve Helps Kids Become Successful Adults

   When a friend suggested that Steve Swart disc jockey a talent show at Highfields, he wasn’t sure it was something he wanted to do. He had never worked with kids before. But, just for fun, he did it anyway — and he loved it.    Swart said seeing all the positive work done at

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Ingham County Judge Finds Inspiration

   Judge Janelle Lawless likes assisting people. Her favorite part of her job as Chief Judge of the Ingham County Circuit Court is her ability to help families change for the better. She likes seeing the evolution in children and families as they work hard and utilize the programs available to them. She said this is

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