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Weirdly wonderfulness: Life with the "Geek Disorder"

Life with Asperger Syndrome isn't simple an straightforward. It's a collection of colors and experiences, and each person with the Syndrome is unique. In this VOICES essay, sixth grader Nora Standish describes her experience with Asperger's, shattering every stereotype about the Syndrome and inviting you into her world.

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Promise Zones and place-based scholarships are game changers for families in Grand Rapids

If Grand Rapids becomes a Promise Zone, it would change the game for funding college in the River City. Currently in the process of applying for the designation, the city of GR is prioritizing affordable college education for all.

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My turnaround: A VOICES essay in overcoming challenges in learning

Que’Anna Jackson struggled to find her place in school, often preferring popularity over studying. But her siblings, as well as the Challenge Scholars Program, inspired her that she could do better. This is her story, from her perspective.

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Helping to write beautiful stories: Leaders under 30 empower youth in Grand Rapids

Impassioned to guide first generation students toward a college degree; to provide quality mental health care to all people, regardless of their background; and to create intimate relationships free of violence, these leaders under 30 are making a difference for youth in GR.

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Inside transracial adoption: Stories of adversity, acceptance, and intentional love

Transracial and international adoption can be as daunting as they are inspiring, and transracial and transcultural families face a unique set of challenges even after the children settle in at home. Michigan Nightlight explores three of these family's stories.
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