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RapidChat: Wendy Sellers discusses the upcoming federal budget's effect on sex education

Should the proposed federal budget pass this month, the Michigan Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP), which helps reduce at risk behaviors that result without sex education, wouldn't receive any additional funding. Rapid Chat sits down with Sellers, President of Health 4 Hire, to discuss this vital issue.

Bridgett Tubbs

RapidChat: Bridgett Tubbs on quality child care and early education

Twenty years ago, Bridgett Tubbs and her late husband Doug opened up their first AppleTree child care center in Grand Rapids, MI. With the vision to set themselves apart and raise the bar for quality childcare and early education, AppleTree has been able to spread their apple seeds across Michigan with 26 total locations, and several others in the works.

Skot Welch

RapidChat: Skot Welch on helping our youth solve problems through story telling

Founded in 2012 by Skot Welch, The Mosaic Film Experience is a workforce initiative working to prepare our youth to be better problem solvers. "We started Mosaic Mobile because not all schools have access to film equipment. Kids practically live on their phones, and we want to show them the opportunities they have on that particular device," explains Welch.

Jaime Counterman

RapidChat: Jaime Counterman on helping the healing process for children and teens with Ele's Place

Losing a loved one at a very young age herself, Jaime Counterman, the new Director of Ele's Place, emphasizes that all kids experiencing grief should have access to compassionate support as they heal.  

Amy Action

RapidChat: Amy Acton on being a burn survivor, the importance of peer support, and more

At the age of 18, Amy Acton suffered from an electrical burn. She reveals that "I often found myself wondering why this happened, why I survived and the other person didn’t, and how I could help prevent something like this from ever happening again." Now, serving as Executive Director of Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Amy uses her experience as inspiration — highlighting the importance of peer support in every burn survivor's recovery process.
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