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Delta Dental Foundation, MESSA Launch Program to Replace School Drinking Fountains

Michigan Business Network
September 12, 2017 3:00 PM

Okemos, Michigan — As part of its “Rethink Your Drink campaign,” the Delta Dental Foundation has teamed up with MESSA for the “Water’s Cool at School” program, which will provide new drinking fountains for some Michigan schools.

The program is designed to ensure children drink enough water during the school day and avoid sugar-sweetened beverages. The Delta Dental Foundation and MESSA will commit $100,000 toward replacing and installing new water filling stations to schools across Michigan that apply and are selected for the program.

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Introducing Peace & Prosperity Youth Action Movement Radio Show

Equity Equals
August 2, 2017 1:00 PM

We are excited to introduce a new Feature of Equity Equals, the Peace & Prosperity Youth Action Movement Radio Show featuring youth leaders. The show will feature stories created by youth for youth, their parents and other caring adults. Find out what is on the hearts and minds of teens and how you can help them be great.

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Benefits of Attending Community College | Brent Knight

Michigan Business Network
July 25, 2017 9:00 AM

President of Lansing Community College Brent Knight talks to Wade Tong M.A. from People to Work about the benefits of attending a public community College. Brent provides important insight into how Lansing Community College is very welcoming to Chinese/foreign students and the importance of internships.

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The Business of Golf

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
May 22, 2017 5:00 PM

DeWitt Golfers and Creative Leadership students Joey Croley and Anthony Joseph along with Talent Developer Jeff Croley speak with former PGA Tour golfer Dan Pohl at the Michigan Business Network Luncheon at Eagle Eye Golf Course. Dan, a native of Mount Pleasant, had multiple PGA victories and played on the USA Ryder Cup team that was led by Captain Jack Nicklaus. He also is the only player in history to record back to back eagles at the Masters. He came in second at the Masters that year after losing in a playoff to Craig Stadler. Joey and Anthony were at the event as current educational game changers, entrepreneurs, and co-hosts of the podcast show Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society on the Michigan Business Network.

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Education & Career Opportunities in Lansing, MI | Jack Schripsema

Michigan Business Network
May 9, 2017 9:00 AM

Michigan Business Network’s Founder and CEO Chris Holman, M.A. Wade Tong, and President & CEO of the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Jack Schripsema, cover the many great qualities that Lansing, MI has to offer foreign students who are looking to continue in their education and/or professional careers in the United States.

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Great College Opportunity in Lansing | Virg Bernero

Michigan Business Network
April 13, 2017 3:00 PM

Wade Tong, M.A. in Human Resources and Labor Relations from the University of Minnesota talks with Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero about the great college opportunity for foreign students in Lansing, MI. Virg talks about what determines a students success in college and how Lansing Community College has grown in the last 20 years, "its reputation, its academic programs, the physicality of the campus."

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PNC And A Major New Initiative To Support Early Childhood Education

Michigan Business Beat
April 6, 2017 1:30 PM

Chris Holman welcomed Tim Salisbury, PNC Regional President, and Jen Sturdy, PNC Vice President,Client and Community Relations Director Office of the Regional President- Mid Michigan to the studio to discuss a major announcement that came out this week.

The major new initiative "Donors Choose", will support early childhood education. It is an initiative which will impact thousands of preschool classrooms in 22 states, and Washington, D.C.

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Improv in the Workplace

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
March 8, 2017 4:00 PM

This segment is an interview on location at Block Imaging following a "Learn and Lunch" workshop focusing on how the skill sets used in improvisation can be applied to the workforce.

Block Imaging recently was recognized by the Lansing Chamber of Commerce for their innovative work and global reach. They recently extended that reach to the Theater Department's Improv Troupe at DeWitt High School.

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From Big Screen to Local Theatre Stage, "Stand and Deliver"

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
March 3, 2017 10:00 AM


The Dewitt, MI, and Michigan Creativity groups were pleased to showcase a production of Stand and Deliver, last month. The play based on the 1988 award winning film still considered the "Rocky" of educational films. It tells the true story of a group of inner city students from Garfield High School in East Los Angeles who work to prove the skeptics wrong. It also features the relentless pursuit of their new teacher Jamie Escalante from Bolivia. His quirky sense of humor and odd teaching methods coupled with his determination to disrupt the status quo ends up saving students from becoming victims of a failed system and an ill-funded school where gangs, drugs, and dropouts are sadly the norm. 

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DeWitt Creativity Group Building Momentum for Change

Students United: Mobile Minds Flipping Society
February 28, 2017 10:00 AM

DeWitt Creativity Group members Jason LaFay and Jeff Croley discuss various initiatives launched by the Group along with other organizations to continue to build momentum for change. Many of the efforts involve partnering with various groups and individuals to expand learning opportunities that both excite and engage students.

They share stories about Dewitt, and some recent happenings for the Michigan Creativity Group.

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