5 ways to keep kids engaged after school

5 ways to keep kids engaged after school

When the bells ring to mark the start of another school day, students know it’s time to scurry to class and get their assignments to...

November 6, 2019

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United for success after school

United for success after school

Every day, one in five American children spends time alone and unsupervised because they lack access to a quality after-school program.  “Parents and caregivers want...

November 4, 2019

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Helping families take Little Steps toward literacy

Helping families take Little Steps toward literacy

Jeff Miles knows that for a worried parent and a child going through a health crisis, a book can provide a lot of relief. The...

June 28, 2019

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United Way literacy tools help children read to succeed

United Way literacy tools help children read to succeed

Bryce Boden is well on his way to becoming a lawyer. His twin brother, Braylon, is preparing for a career in sports medicine. Although Braylon’s...

June 21, 2019

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Five ways to make an impact this summer

Five ways to make an impact this summer

Summer is here. Sun-filled days at the beach, burgers sizzling on the grill and baseball games are all on the horizon. Longer days and warm...

June 7, 2019

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Students see the future at Summer Career Connections Fair

Students see the future at Summer Career Connections Fair

More than 500 students from Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) and the city's Grow Detroit's Young Talent (GDYT) initiative traded their classrooms for a...

May 23, 2019

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Text tool helps kids get READY4K

Text tool helps kids get READY4K

A text messaging tool supported by United Way makes bath time more interesting for Valerie Jens’ daughters. The girls, 2 and 4, can learn and...

May 8, 2019

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Three ways to prevent summer slide

Three ways to prevent summer slide

For students, the longer, sunnier days of summer break offer freedom and relaxation. For parents, the opposite is often true. Summer break comes with an...

May 8, 2019

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The benefits of summer for school-aged kids

The benefits of summer for school-aged kids

Editor's note: This article was published by Metro Parent. As the end of the school year approaches, kids are gearing up for summer fun. But...

April 26, 2019

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Summer Spark helps kids stay sharp outside the classroom

Summer Spark helps kids stay sharp outside the classroom

As summer vacation approaches, children living in-low income homes are at greater risk of succumbing to summer slide — the tendency for students to lose some...

April 15, 2019

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