Metro Parent Insider From the July 2015 issue Sereen, July 2015 Metro Parent CoverKid – VIDEO This Canton kid is definitely ready to party! Sereen, 6, captured the summer-fun vibe of our July cover story all about outdoor places for a birthday shebang. « Previous Article Next Article » Metro Parent Editorial • June 29, 2015 Read Comments (3) Total: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 With a twirl, a whirl and a hop, our CoverKid Sereen, 6, of Canton definitely gave the cover of the July 2015 edition of Metro Parent some pep! And that’s just as it should be. After all, our major story is all about fun places to host kids birthdays – and, with her winning grin and super goofy jokes, Seeren is definitely the life of the party. She donned a cute crown “party hat” to kick off our guide to cool outdoor venues in southeast Michigan where you can host a kids birthday party. We also got the behind-the-scenes scoop on this Wayne County kid, from her summer plans to her favorite things to do with her mom and dad (her thoughts on whether adults are ticklish are guaranteed to make you smile). Check out a few outtakes and her behind-the-scenes commentary in our CoverKids video: For a third year, Metro Parent teamed up with MESP (that’s the Michigan Education Savings Plan) to host our CoverKids contest – and invest in local kids’ futures. Think of MESP as a Roth IRA, only for your child’s college. The money you put in it is tax-free, thanks to its federal “529” status. You can start one up with just $25, and contribute as little as $15 per pay period. There’s no limit to how much you add annually, though the max account balance is $235,000. Your kid can ultimately use the cash for tuition, room and board, and other college costs. Interested in your kid being on the cover of Metro Parent magazine? Check out the Metro Parent CoverKids page. The 2015 contest is done, but you can meet all the winners on our CoverKids Winners 2015 page. And stay tuned for details on our 2016 competition.