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Community Supports “Salmon in the Classroom”

Thanks to partners in the community, Gardner Middle School’s Reaching Higher class successfully raised 150 salmon from fertilized eggs to young salmon.    “Salmon in the Classroom” is a program run by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that gives students the opportunity to raise, care for and maintain salmon in their classroom from

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Thanks to You, #GivingTuesday Was a Huge Success

  As a father of three, Davey Long encourages his kids to pursue their interests and work toward their goals. That's why last fall, when his ten-year-old son, Isaac, asked him and his brother, Kenny, to run in a community 5K, he agreed.    "I was proud that he decided to do it himself and

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When Teachers Play GAMES

   When you give afterschool program facilitators a problem, they find an answer. That’s what they are trained to do – think on their feet and find solutions.    Brenda Weck, Highfields’ Reaching Higher project director, proved this last October. When she discovered that her coordinators may not be able to attend the Michigan AfterSchool Association Conference,

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What Makes Parents, Students and Teachers Happy?

      Since its inception in 2007, Highfields After School program, Reaching Higher, has consistently done two things: helped students, and expanded.     In the last seven years, the grant-funded program has grown from a two-location program able to serve 90 students to a program reaching across seven schools, able to serve 315

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