On April 12, Lakeside for Children officials announced the opening of a new Health & Wellness Center at their Kalamazoo residential treatment facility and school for abused and neglected teenagers. The 12,500 sq.-ft. structure houses three classrooms, a multipurpose room, and a regulation-size high school basketball court that can accommodate other activities. READ MORE!
A chance encounter with a Boy Scout representative turned into a lifelong career as a professional Scouter for Don Shepard.
“At a National Jamboree in 1985 I ran into a loaned executive. He stopped a buddy of mine and I and asked if we knew about professional Scouting,” Shepard said. “My buddy and I joined Scouting after college as professionals.”
Shepard will take over leadership of the Michigan Crossroads Council (MCC) on May 1 as its new Scout Executive, replacing Matthew Thornton who stepped down in December to take a new assignment in Los Angeles, Calif. Shepard is currently Scout Executive for the Daniel Webster Council based in Manchester, New Hampshire. READ MORE!
6 girls in Europe + 3 study abroad college credits= Priceless Experience! MICHIGAN-Invest in the futures of six Michigan girls who will take part
4th Annual Girls Can! Magazine features state and international adventures of Michigan girls! READ MORE!
Benjamin was just a toddler when his father Abraham escaped slavery on a Boone County, Kentucky plantation with nothing more than the clothes on his back, and his barber clippers. Young Ben had heard stories that his father promised to one day return for him and his sister. READ MORE ABOUT THIS NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK BASED ON A TRUE STORY!