Shawn Wright

Dr. Tonya Matthews, President and CEO of the Michigan Science Center in Detroit

Dr. Tonya Matthews, the new leader of the Detroit science museum, aims to clue kids, especially girls, in to how cool S.T.E.M. careers can be.

Kellogg Foundation Program Officer Sharnita Johnson

Thanks to the Kellogg Foundation's new Detroit-based office, she's able to see her efforts pay off in the city she calls home.

Curator and Dad John Lebert Educates Families at Ann Arbor Zoo

He loves lizards, amphibians and invertebrates and taught families about them at the Great Lakes Zoological Society's World Of Discovery Reptile Zoo.

Cesar Chavez Academy Graduate Shares Tips for Success in School

It wasn't easy being an all-star student in Detroit, but Elizabeth Morales persevered thanks to grit, dedicated parents and a community of supporters. Now, the University of Michigan senior is offering advice for students to follow in her successful steps.

Redford Parents Jim and Vikki Pinard, Co-Founders of Electric Light Theatre

Jim and Vikki Pinard - and their tween son - hope to spark an all-ages-welcome small-stage revival with their new group, Electric Light Theatre.

Brighton Balloon Sculptor Tim Thurmond

This artist from Livingston County sets records and makes kids smile with his incredible inventions - from recreations of life-sized superheroes to famous paintings.

The Robot Garage Founders, Sarah and Jonathan Jacobs, a Mom-Dad Team

LEGOs and robots bring this family together - including their three STEM-minded daughters - at their Oakland County hub for science fun and education.

Detroit Artist and Dad SLAW Mixes Up Retro Art and Fatherhood

With swank mid-century flair, this southeast Michigan guy has a cool-cat, down-to-earth style – and two pretty creative young adult kids, too.

Chickens and Autism: How 'Goldie' Helps a Michigan Teen

With the help of a feathered friend, Alair Bergman of Ortonville, Mich. has overcome autism symptoms, written a book and plans for a bright future.

Performer Tonya 'Touchdown' Dallas Teaches Michigan Kids to Act

Whether story telling or coaching young talent, Belleville mom Dallas focuses on fun and family - and hopes to launch a Michigan-based reality TV show.
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