Are there some motorcycling stunts in the future of Taye, 6, of Pleasant Ridge? Only time will tell, but for now, one thing's for sure: He fearlessly tackled his role as Evel Knievel – the iconic motorcycle-riding daredevil who broke somewhere around 430 bones in is lifetime – for the cover of Metro Parent's mid-summer issue.
Taye helped capture our story about why it's important to raise a risk-taking kid, a feature story in the July 2014 Metro Parent. With a blue bike proxy for Evel's '70s 'cycle, and complete with a star-spangled white jumpsuit, Taye chatted a bit with us about Mr. Knievel – and his dream pet (hint: It's pretty wild!):
For a second 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 401(k), only for your child's college, vs. your retirement. 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.
Be sure to meet all of our CoverKids winners for 2014, who were announced in the June 2014 issue and will be appearing on our magazine covers until early 2015.
Interested in your kid being on the cover of Metro Parent magazine? Keep checking the Metro Parent CoverKids page. We'll be looking for cute kids for our 2015-16 covers around spring of 2015. Natural self-confidence, poise and personality are what it takes. You never know: Your kid might wind up in the spotlight, too.