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  • Episode

    August 10th, 2022

    Airdate: August 10, 2022

    In this episode, we learn about the enFocus Fellowship Program Head Start and Triple P, New Life Creations in Marshall County and the summer program for kids at The History Museum.

    In this episode, we learn about the enFocus Fellowship Program Head Start and Triple P, New Life Creations in Marshall County and the summer program for kids at The History Museum.

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      Head Start and Triple P

      To further their mission of providing education to kids and their parents, the Elkhart and St. Joseph County Head Start Consortium and Positive Parenting Program have partnered up. Triple P provided t... (Show More)

      To further their mission of providing education to kids and their parents, the Elkhart and St. Joseph County Head Start Consortium and Positive Parenting Program have partnered up. Triple P provided training to several of Head Start's Family and Child Specialists to bring them up to Primary Care Level 3. This level of intervention is designed to be delivered one-on-one with parents to address various topics.

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      Kidsfirst Museum

      History can really come to life through hands on or interactive experiences. The Kidsfirst Musem at The History Museum in South Bend offers a variety of topics ranging from history to geology.

      History can really come to life through hands on or interactive experiences. The Kidsfirst Musem at The History Museum in South Bend offers a variety of topics ranging from history to geology.

  • Episode

    June 22nd, 2022

    Airdate: June 22, 2022

    Education Counts Michiana features great ideas in education. This week, discover about a creative art and writing program about the Holocaust, see how blended learning is the evolution of education an... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana features great ideas in education. This week, discover about a creative art and writing program about the Holocaust, see how blended learning is the evolution of education and see how digital escape rooms stimulate learning.

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      Digital Escape Rooms

      Escape rooms are a fun way to team up and solve complex problems. Now the same technique that makes these games can be used to create digital escape rooms in classrooms. We take a look at some of the ... (Show More)

      Escape rooms are a fun way to team up and solve complex problems. Now the same technique that makes these games can be used to create digital escape rooms in classrooms. We take a look at some of the tips and tricks along with the benefits of working together to unlock these challenging riddles.

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      Blended Learning

      The face of education continues to evolve. This can be seen as the way students learn has changed. Through Blended Learning and Blended Learning Models, schools are able to identify the best practices... (Show More)

      The face of education continues to evolve. This can be seen as the way students learn has changed. Through Blended Learning and Blended Learning Models, schools are able to identify the best practices for reaching every student.

  • Episode

    June 15th, 2022

    Airdate: June 15, 2022

    June 15th, 2022

    June 15th, 2022

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      Berrien Springs Parent Partnership

      Students in Berrien Springs have access to the Parent Partnership. The program gives students the power of choice for project-based classes outside the classroom. These mentor-led courses range from c... (Show More)

      Students in Berrien Springs have access to the Parent Partnership. The program gives students the power of choice for project-based classes outside the classroom. These mentor-led courses range from college courses to CTE programs and provide the students with fellowship and vibrant learning opportunities.

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      The Bank Street Approach

      There are a few different approaches to education that move beyond traditional methods. The Bank Street Approach allows the students the ability to better understand themselves and find a deeper meani... (Show More)

      There are a few different approaches to education that move beyond traditional methods. The Bank Street Approach allows the students the ability to better understand themselves and find a deeper meaning in the world around them. We take a look at how this approach works and what it's like to learn in this way.

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      Nature Cat Nature Trail

      Getting out into nature can be more than just spending time outdoors. The Nature Cat Nature Trail at Pinhook Park in South Bend provides a fun look at the natural world people can see as they walk aro... (Show More)

      Getting out into nature can be more than just spending time outdoors. The Nature Cat Nature Trail at Pinhook Park in South Bend provides a fun look at the natural world people can see as they walk around the area.

  • Episode

    June 8th, 2022

    Airdate: June 8, 2022

    06/08/2022

    06/08/2022

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      The August Wilson Project

      The August Wilson Project is a 10 year educational partnership with the South Bend Civic Theatre in which each of Wilson's plays will be performed in chronological order highlighting the African-Ameri... (Show More)

      The August Wilson Project is a 10 year educational partnership with the South Bend Civic Theatre in which each of Wilson's plays will be performed in chronological order highlighting the African-American experience throughout the 20th century. The South Bend Civic Theatre is creating opportunities for students and adults to interact with the material on and off stage as well as in the classroom.

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      Computer Science Training

      South Bend Code School has a unique partnership with Niles Community Schools to provide training to librarians. The training is for computer science so the media specialists can train the students in ... (Show More)

      South Bend Code School has a unique partnership with Niles Community Schools to provide training to librarians. The training is for computer science so the media specialists can train the students in this rapidly developing field.

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      International Soccer Academy of America

      Specialized schools and academies are common in other countries around the world. The International Soccer Academy of America has taken that model and created an in person soccer high school in Mishaw... (Show More)

      Specialized schools and academies are common in other countries around the world. The International Soccer Academy of America has taken that model and created an in person soccer high school in Mishawaka. We take a look and what it's like to go to a school where sports and academics combine.

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      River Montessori High School

      The teachings of the Montessori approach can continue beyond eighth grade. The River Montessori High School in South Bend is taking those lessons and providing them to high school students. This small... (Show More)

      The teachings of the Montessori approach can continue beyond eighth grade. The River Montessori High School in South Bend is taking those lessons and providing them to high school students. This small school set in an urban environment offers its students an individualized learning opportunity to grow.

  • Episode

    April 20th, 2022

    Airdate: April 20, 2022

    This week on Education Counts Michiana, we feature a digital storm produced by students at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth, see the benefits of reading to a therapy dog at the New Buffalo Township Lib... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts Michiana, we feature a digital storm produced by students at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth, see the benefits of reading to a therapy dog at the New Buffalo Township Library, learn about education inclusion and venture to a classroom of engineering and design students for GoBabyGo!

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      Education Inclusion

      Students are able to learn better when there is a greater sense of openness within the classroom. These can be done through conversation or action. We take a look at ways educators can... (Show More)

      Students are able to learn better when there is a greater sense of openness within the classroom. These can be done through conversation or action. We take a look at ways educators can lead their classrooms in ways that are equitable and inclusive.        

  • Episode

    April 13th, 2022

    Airdate: April 13, 2022

    On this week's episode of Education Counts, we draw inspiration from students at Southwestern Michigan College in their creative art process, learn how to foster courageous dialogues in schools, exper... (Show More)

    On this week's episode of Education Counts, we draw inspiration from students at Southwestern Michigan College in their creative art process, learn how to foster courageous dialogues in schools, experience what makes Positive Outlook empowering to students and get a behind-the-scenes look at #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence.

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      #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence

      #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence calls on teens to confront gun violence by creating new works of theatre that will spark critical conversations and inspire meaningful action in communities across t... (Show More)

      #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence calls on teens to confront gun violence by creating new works of theatre that will spark critical conversations and inspire meaningful action in communities across the country. The South Bend Civic Theatre is one of many theatres across the country producing a set of plays for April 20.

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      Positive Outlook

      Positive Outlook may appear to be an organized sports club but it is much more than that. The program teaches students the power of teamwork, leadership and other life skills through sports and mentor... (Show More)

      Positive Outlook may appear to be an organized sports club but it is much more than that. The program teaches students the power of teamwork, leadership and other life skills through sports and mentoring in grades 3 – 12.  

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      Fostering Courageous Dialogues

      Language is a powerful tool. It can be used to express one's feeling and viewpoints. The best way to learn how to understand others though is through a back and forth dialogue. And when tougher issues... (Show More)

      Language is a powerful tool. It can be used to express one's feeling and viewpoints. The best way to learn how to understand others though is through a back and forth dialogue. And when tougher issues are discussed in a calm and rational way, these are called courageous dialogues.

  • Episode

    March 30th, 2022

    Airdate: March 30, 2022

    Education Counts Michiana seeks programs and initiatives in education that inspire the community and engage the educator and student. This week we feature a robotics program at South Bend Career Acade... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana seeks programs and initiatives in education that inspire the community and engage the educator and student. This week we feature a robotics program at South Bend Career Academy, mental health & wellbeing training for teachers, how the MOVE program in enabling students with mobility limitations and experts share ideas on how to teach like a park ranger.

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      Teaching Like a Park Ranger

      Kids can learn whether they're inside the classroom or out in nature. Park Rangers and Naturalists are educators in their own way. We take a look at how the ways of these experts on the great outdoors... (Show More)

      Kids can learn whether they're inside the classroom or out in nature. Park Rangers and Naturalists are educators in their own way. We take a look at how the ways of these experts on the great outdoors can be used inside the traditional classroom.

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      Classroom WISE

      Teachers spend a lot of time with their students and that means they need to be able to recognize mental well being. Classroom WISE provides training and additional tools to help teachers see the sign... (Show More)

      Teachers spend a lot of time with their students and that means they need to be able to recognize mental well being. Classroom WISE provides training and additional tools to help teachers see the signs of trouble and how to proceed.

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      Berrien RESA - MOVE program

      Getting around their classroom gives students the chance to do things on their own for the first time. Berrien RESA - MOVE is a program that gives the mobility impaired students the freedom to walk an... (Show More)

      Getting around their classroom gives students the chance to do things on their own for the first time. Berrien RESA - MOVE is a program that gives the mobility impaired students the freedom to walk and engage with their surroundings. Students are given a sense of freedom with the MOVE systems making even simple tasks like walking to their favorite activity easy for them.

  • Episode

    March 23rd, 2022

    Airdate: March 23, 2022

    March 23rd, 2022

    March 23rd, 2022

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      Lincoln Leads

      It's never too early to learn about leadership and service. To learn these skills, the students at Lincoln Jr. High School in Plymouth can take part in Lincoln Leads. Students take part in various com... (Show More)

      It's never too early to learn about leadership and service. To learn these skills, the students at Lincoln Jr. High School in Plymouth can take part in Lincoln Leads. Students take part in various community service projects throughout the school year and find out what it means to give back.

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      Gentelmen & Scholars - School of Etiquette and Life Skills

      Gentlemen and Scholars provides training for young men and women. Participants in the School of Etiquette and Life Skills learn about public speaking, financial health, etiquette and other skills that... (Show More)

      Gentlemen and Scholars provides training for young men and women. Participants in the School of Etiquette and Life Skills learn about public speaking, financial health, etiquette and other skills that help kids succeed in school. The eight week program empowers students every step of the way.

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      Coastline Children's Film Festival

      The Coastline Children's Film Festival returns to in person screening and events for children and families. 22 films from 12 states are on the docket and the festival has expanded with new collaborati... (Show More)

      The Coastline Children's Film Festival returns to in person screening and events for children and families. 22 films from 12 states are on the docket and the festival has expanded with new collaborations and locations for screenings and community engagement.

  • Episode

    February 9th, 2022 and February 22th, 2022

    Airdate: February 22, 2022

    Education Counts Michiana seeks to promote education inside and outside schools by highlighting programs and initiatives that are innovative and engaging. This week we spotlight four regional stories ... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana seeks to promote education inside and outside schools by highlighting programs and initiatives that are innovative and engaging. This week we spotlight four regional stories in education. We explore the value of teaching kindness and meet an author of a children's book about the gift of giving. The Wagon Wheel Conservatory is a place where students can learn about theater on stage and backstage. We speak to an expert about how to choose the right educational toy for a child. We watch architecture students at the University of Notre Dame participate in a hand drawing marathon and learn about the disappearing skill in the trade.

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      Little Netta's Gift

      Learning to be kind isn't just good etiquette, it's also an important part of social emotional learning. One of the best ways for kids to learn these lessons is through examples. The story of Little N... (Show More)

      Learning to be kind isn't just good etiquette, it's also an important part of social emotional learning. One of the best ways for kids to learn these lessons is through examples. The story of Little Netta is meant as a way to show just how powerful kindness can be.

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      Educational Toys

      Play is an important part of development and there are many different kinds of toys to choose from. Deciding which toys work best for a child's development while also being enjoyable can sometimes be ... (Show More)

      Play is an important part of development and there are many different kinds of toys to choose from. Deciding which toys work best for a child's development while also being enjoyable can sometimes be a tricky. We take a look at some of the ways to determine the right toys for learning.

  • Episode

    January 26th, 2022 and February 16th, 2022

    Airdate: February 16, 2022

    Education Counts Michiana highlights educational programs and initiatives that impact our community. This week we feature apprenticeships through Michigan Works! We sit in on a class of middle school ... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana highlights educational programs and initiatives that impact our community. This week we feature apprenticeships through Michigan Works! We sit in on a class of middle school students learning about the U.S. Constitution. We get an early look at how BizTown will teach students about business at ETHOS Innovation Center. We see how the Center for Civic Innovation is aiding students in literacy tutoring.

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      JA BizTown at ETHOS

      An educational opportunity is coming to the ETHOS Innovation Center. Junior Achievement's BizTown is a miniature city where 5th and 6th graders learn what it takes to run a city. The students become b... (Show More)

      An educational opportunity is coming to the ETHOS Innovation Center. Junior Achievement's BizTown is a miniature city where 5th and 6th graders learn what it takes to run a city. The students become business owners and elected officials in this unique approach.

  • Episode

    October 6th and October 13th, 2021

    Airdate: October 13, 2021

    October 6th, 2021

    October 6th, 2021

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      Camp Mariposa

      Here's a sobering fact: children who have a family member dealing with addiction are four times more likely to become addicts themselves. That's why it's important to help these young people break tha... (Show More)

      Here's a sobering fact: children who have a family member dealing with addiction are four times more likely to become addicts themselves. That's why it's important to help these young people break that cycle. Where better to build coping skills and confidence... than camp? Camp Mariposa is a free weekend camp in St Joseph County where kids talk about addiction, trust each other, and have fun doing it.

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    June 9th, 2021 and August 11th, 2021

    Airdate: August 11, 2021

    Education Counts seeks programs in education that empower students of all ages. This week, learn how Dial-A-Story engages those young and old in search of a story read aloud. Discover how the Snite Mu... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks programs in education that empower students of all ages. This week, learn how Dial-A-Story engages those young and old in search of a story read aloud. Discover how the Snite Museum of Art is bringing together adults and children to learn together. Find out how teenager mental health is top of mind in Warsaw. Follow Project Lead the Way in Berrien Springs.

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      Teenager Mental Health

      As the days grow longer and hotter, it can be easy to forget that the importance of mental health does not go away. And after a roller coaster of a school year, teens could be feeling ev... (Show More)

      As the days grow longer and hotter, it can be easy to forget that the importance of mental health does not go away. And after a roller coaster of a school year, teens could be feeling even more pressure than usual. We take a look at the services young people in Warsaw can use to keep them in the right state of mind.        

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      Project Lead the Way

      Project Lead The Way is a program in Berrien Springs that helps guide students along possible career pathways with hands on learning. This program hopes to inspire kids to keep high aspirations by int... (Show More)

      Project Lead The Way is a program in Berrien Springs that helps guide students along possible career pathways with hands on learning. This program hopes to inspire kids to keep high aspirations by introducing them to biology, engineering, and many other career options so that they can have an idea of what they could possibly pursue after high school.

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      Dial-A-Story

      Nothing beats hearing a story read out loud. The La Porte County Public Library's Dial-A-Story program provides age appropriate stories for children, teens and even adults. We take a look and a listen... (Show More)

      Nothing beats hearing a story read out loud. The La Porte County Public Library's Dial-A-Story program provides age appropriate stories for children, teens and even adults. We take a look and a listen at how these stories are brought to life.

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      Side-by-Side Saturday

      The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame presents Side-By-Side Saturdays. The program hopes to continue educating children about the beauty in nature. Their classes are held via Zoom, b... (Show More)

      The Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame presents Side-By-Side Saturdays. The program hopes to continue educating children about the beauty in nature. Their classes are held via Zoom, but promise to provide educational enrichment about art and the environment around us.

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    June 16th, 2021 and July 21st, 2021

    Airdate: July 21, 2021

    Tonight's episode features a new STEAM Lab in Middlebury which is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County. Cybersecurity Classes offered by Purdue University Global and Purdue University. The... (Show More)

    Tonight's episode features a new STEAM Lab in Middlebury which is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County. Cybersecurity Classes offered by Purdue University Global and Purdue University. The ONE mental health campaign launched at School City of Mishawaka. Business education classes at Saint Mary's College, through the SPARK Business Accelerator program of the Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative.

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      Middlebury Boys & Girls Clubs STEAM Lab

      The Middlebury site of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County is now offering kids the chance to get even more hands on education through its brand new STEAM Lab. Along with the science and math s... (Show More)

      The Middlebury site of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Elkhart County is now offering kids the chance to get even more hands on education through its brand new STEAM Lab. Along with the science and math skills, kids will be able to grow through the arts in this nurturing environment.

  • Episode

    June 2nd, 2021 and July 14th, 2021

    Airdate: July 14, 2021

    Education Counts looks for the best ideas in education across our region. This week we sit in on an African drumming kindergarten music class. We visit the expanded Robinson Center Learning Center and... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for the best ideas in education across our region. This week we sit in on an African drumming kindergarten music class. We visit the expanded Robinson Center Learning Center and see how the accredited program includes preschool for community families. Learn about how the Wagon Wheel Conservatory offers programs for students and adults who want to learn about theater production. See dinosaurs up close in Mishawaka Parks while using a new AR app.

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      Dinosaur Discovery

      Dinosaurs are a popular interest to many young explorers. Because they Earth millions of years ago, it can be hard to picture what they may have looked like roaming around. A new augmented reality exp... (Show More)

      Dinosaurs are a popular interest to many young explorers. Because they Earth millions of years ago, it can be hard to picture what they may have looked like roaming around. A new augmented reality experience through the Mishawaka Parks and Recreation Department will let little learners see dinosaurs in a modern-day setting.

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      Wagon Wheel Conservatory

      The Wagon Wheel Conservatory gives students the opportunity to know what it takes to play a part in large productions. With courses run by experienced theater professionals, they teach students the im... (Show More)

      The Wagon Wheel Conservatory gives students the opportunity to know what it takes to play a part in large productions. With courses run by experienced theater professionals, they teach students the importance of finding their own unique-authentic voices on stage or behind the scenes.

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      African Drumming and Music Program

      At the Discovery Enrichment Center in Benton Harbor, students are given the opportunity to learn through various social and cognitive activities and programs. The new African Drumming and Music Progra... (Show More)

      At the Discovery Enrichment Center in Benton Harbor, students are given the opportunity to learn through various social and cognitive activities and programs. The new African Drumming and Music Program teaches students about different instruments and gives them the opportunity to play and learn through sound.

  • Episode

    May 19th, 2021

    Airdate: May 19, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana serves up more stories about education that are impactful inside and outside the classroom. This week, learn how the Empowerment Zone includes families in the philosophy of e... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana serves up more stories about education that are impactful inside and outside the classroom. This week, learn how the Empowerment Zone includes families in the philosophy of education. See how the Master It Classes are teaching financial independence in student loan debt and home ownership. Staying in the financial theme, My Dollar, Your Dollar is a children's book series about the power of investing. Neighbor to Neighbor is a community program that helps the transition from refugee to new resident and navigating the new surroundings.

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      My Dollar, Your Dollar

      "My Dollar, Your Dollar" is a book written by Latoya Holmes, an entrepreneur with a deep passion for children. She wants to instill in parents, that there are other valuable things to teach a child as... (Show More)

      "My Dollar, Your Dollar" is a book written by Latoya Holmes, an entrepreneur with a deep passion for children. She wants to instill in parents, that there are other valuable things to teach a child aside from the basics. Investments and trading are two things that she covers in her children's book that she hopes will help their futures and give them a head start towards acquiring generational wealth.

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      Empowerment Zone

      The South Bend Empowerment Zone is an organization that sees where improvements need to be made towards a child's education, and they are doing what it takes to ensure that their is a progressive flow... (Show More)

      The South Bend Empowerment Zone is an organization that sees where improvements need to be made towards a child's education, and they are doing what it takes to ensure that their is a progressive flow from elementary to middle and beyond. They do so by providing much needed love, support, and empowerment to the families that attend their schools.

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    May 12th, 2021

    Airdate: May 12, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana is always looking for the best practice in educating young and old. This week, learn about the Cicada Safari and how you can become a citizen scientist. Discover how stories ... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana is always looking for the best practice in educating young and old. This week, learn about the Cicada Safari and how you can become a citizen scientist. Discover how stories come to life through Little Learners Story Time in Plymouth. See how students are learning about golf indoors and out at South Bend's oldest golf course. Find out how to navigate internships that lead to career paths through Work and Learn Indiana.

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      Cicada Safari

      Broods of cicadas only emerge once every 17 years. This summer Brood X will be emerging across multiple states. Cicada Safari is an app designed to let anyone with a smart phone document these cicadas... (Show More)

      Broods of cicadas only emerge once every 17 years. This summer Brood X will be emerging across multiple states. Cicada Safari is an app designed to let anyone with a smart phone document these cicadas and help scientists study these noisy insects.

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      First Tee Indiana

      There's more to sports than just playing a game. The First Tee Network uses golf to build young people's character and instill life lessons. We take a look at how the Michiana location is teaching you... (Show More)

      There's more to sports than just playing a game. The First Tee Network uses golf to build young people's character and instill life lessons. We take a look at how the Michiana location is teaching young people both on the links and at their new learning center at the Studebaker Golf Course.

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    May 5th, 2021

    Airdate: May 5, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana is always on the lookout for innovative educational programs. This week we met Page the Puppy to discover how preschoolers are learning to love reading. The Thought Leadershi... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana is always on the lookout for innovative educational programs. This week we met Page the Puppy to discover how preschoolers are learning to love reading. The Thought Leadership Program is connecting educational ideas and excellence. See how the YMCA in Kosciusko Counts has created inclusive programs for people of all abilities. Learn how CAPS is providing child abuse awareness training in Elkhart.

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      Child Abuse Awareness

      Anyone who works with children on a regular basis learns how to spot the warning signs of child abuse or neglect. But people who don't work with kids may not know them. That's why organizations like C... (Show More)

      Anyone who works with children on a regular basis learns how to spot the warning signs of child abuse or neglect. But people who don't work with kids may not know them. That's why organizations like CAPS in Elkhart provide training to members of the community to help keep kids safe and healthy.

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    April 21st, 2021

    Airdate: April 21, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana celebrates programs and initiatives that are impacting our region in and out of classrooms. This week learn what students at Concord will learn by participating in esports. H... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana celebrates programs and initiatives that are impacting our region in and out of classrooms. This week learn what students at Concord will learn by participating in esports. Hornets and Hippos are an educational guide for children and parents to learn about anxiety, mental health and mindfulness. See how the state of Michigan is helping adult students go back to school in the Reconnect Program. Discover the three things needed in education - innovation, collaboration and funding.

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      Concord High School Esports Team

      Being part of a team can build confidence and pride. To give everyone the opportunity to compete, Concord High School launched its very own Esports team. But as we'll see, it's not just about playing ... (Show More)

      Being part of a team can build confidence and pride. To give everyone the opportunity to compete, Concord High School launched its very own Esports team. But as we'll see, it's not just about playing different kinds of video games.

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      Hornets and Hippos

      Dr. Margaret Ann Jessop is a licensed child psychologist who since her early twenties as a preschool teacher, had a passion for educating children and writing stories catered towards them. She hopes t... (Show More)

      Dr. Margaret Ann Jessop is a licensed child psychologist who since her early twenties as a preschool teacher, had a passion for educating children and writing stories catered towards them. She hopes that through her books Hornets & Hippos, she can convey her knowledge about attachment theory, mindfulness, and neuropsychology interventionism, as a means to prevent problems and address developing ones in children. One book is filled with relatable stories about dealing with anxiety and mental difficulties, the other is an interactive guide with cool activities to help children understand the brain functions, mindfulness techniques, and much more.

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      3 Important Things in Education

      There are many factors to weigh when it comes to graduation and employment rates for Indiana residents. By looking at it from a macro level we can all see where and how we are helping and distributing... (Show More)

      There are many factors to weigh when it comes to graduation and employment rates for Indiana residents. By looking at it from a macro level we can all see where and how we are helping and distributing aid across the state, so that students and workers can aim their efforts higher. Brian Wiebe, CEO of the Horizon Education Alliance, talks to us briefly about what we have been doing and where we could go, when making sure Indiana residents are getting the most "bang for their buck" in their educational pursuits.

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    April 14th, 2021

    Airdate: April 14, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana is always spotlighting regional and national programs and initiatives that impact education and put it in a positive light. This week learn about the child well being dashboa... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana is always spotlighting regional and national programs and initiatives that impact education and put it in a positive light. This week learn about the child well being dashboard in Elkhart. Go on location for a production shoot that is turning one senior's script into a film at John Adams High School. Students who need help with homework have a hotline - AskRose. See how the Promise Scholarship in Michigan City can help students continue learning beyond high school.

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      Elkhart County Child Dashboard

      A child's well being is an important thing to always keep in mind. Tracking these points though can be difficult. To better understand this information and implement change, Elkhart County has partner... (Show More)

      A child's well being is an important thing to always keep in mind. Tracking these points though can be difficult. To better understand this information and implement change, Elkhart County has partnered community leaders to create the very first Child Well Being Data Dashboard.

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      AskRose Homework Helpline

      Homework assignments are meant to reinforce the lesson students are being taught at school. But there are times when a student may be struggling with the work. To help, the Rose Hulman Institute of Te... (Show More)

      Homework assignments are meant to reinforce the lesson students are being taught at school. But there are times when a student may be struggling with the work. To help, the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology created the AskRose homework help line. This service provides virtual tutors that make sure their students are gaining a firm grasp of all the material.

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    April 7th, 2021

    Airdate: April 7, 2021

    Education Counts Michiana features programs and initiatives in education that impact our region. This week, we celebrate the Ken Burns' documentary about Ernest Hemingway. Our feature is an educationa... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana features programs and initiatives in education that impact our region. This week, we celebrate the Ken Burns' documentary about Ernest Hemingway. Our feature is an educational exhibit in Benton Harbor that connects Michigan to Cuba through a sculptor and imagination. Learn what 20% Time is and how free time can cultivate growth in students. School Without Walls is a program in Elkhart that is empowering students and their success in education. See how Hoosier Talent Network connects employers and potential employees and skills.

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      20% Time

      The mind does its best work in times of free time and expression. 20% Time is an approach that can be used at any school level to promote creativity and growth in students. We explore how it works and... (Show More)

      The mind does its best work in times of free time and expression. 20% Time is an approach that can be used at any school level to promote creativity and growth in students. We explore how it works and ways it can be applied.

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    March 17th, 2021

    Airdate: March 17, 2021

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, discover how the Niles District Library has created Video Games Dialogues and how it leads to artful conversations. South Bend Code School teaches ... (Show More)

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, discover how the Niles District Library has created Video Games Dialogues and how it leads to artful conversations. South Bend Code School teaches students how to design through coding and offers knowledge to all ages. Mama's Against Violence teaches the civics of violence, social justice and restoring community. The Coastline Children's Film Festival goes virtual.

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      Video Game Dialogues

      Video games are more than just a fun hobby to do in our free time. They are also loaded with easter eggs that can reveal historical and educational materials for players. At the Niles District Library... (Show More)

      Video games are more than just a fun hobby to do in our free time. They are also loaded with easter eggs that can reveal historical and educational materials for players. At the Niles District Library, their Video Games Dialogue club, opens discussions to the community about these findings, while also giving people a place to socialize and build community in the midst of a pandemic.

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      Mama's Against Violence

      Violence is an inevitable yet very disrupting aspect of life. However mothers in the South Bend and Michiana area, who are the unwarranted victims of violence, want to educated the youth and community... (Show More)

      Violence is an inevitable yet very disrupting aspect of life. However mothers in the South Bend and Michiana area, who are the unwarranted victims of violence, want to educated the youth and community on how a violent act affects us all. They do this by spreading awareness and also providing a place of community and understanding for those who have lost a loved one to violence.

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      Coastline Children's Film Festival Goes Virtual

      For the past decade, the Coastline Children's Film Festival has been providing young people the chance to see movies they may have never seen other places. But the pandemic caused last year's festival... (Show More)

      For the past decade, the Coastline Children's Film Festival has been providing young people the chance to see movies they may have never seen other places. But the pandemic caused last year's festival to be canceled. This year, the festival has made a comeback through a virtual platform to bring the magic of these films into people's homes.

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      South Bend Code School Classes

      Learning how to write computer code at a young age can open up many different career pathways. We take a look at some of the ways the South Bend Code School is teaching a new generation of coders.

      Learning how to write computer code at a young age can open up many different career pathways. We take a look at some of the ways the South Bend Code School is teaching a new generation of coders.

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    March 10th, 2021

    Airdate: March 10, 2021

    Catch another episode of Education Counts for more ideas in education. Learn how the Boys Scouts of America offers leadership and skills in education to everyone. See how Alpha Kappa Alpha is grooming... (Show More)

    Catch another episode of Education Counts for more ideas in education. Learn how the Boys Scouts of America offers leadership and skills in education to everyone. See how Alpha Kappa Alpha is grooming young ladies for success in education and life through training and scholarship opportunities. Discover how to become Bendable and acquire stackable skills through the St. Joseph County Public Library. Witness the I Am the Greatest project and how it is transforming students in its after-school program.

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      The Boy Scouts and Education

      The Boy Scouts of America has been providing educational opportunities for more than a hundred years. We take a look at how scouting has worked to mold young leaders into becoming the best adults they... (Show More)

      The Boy Scouts of America has been providing educational opportunities for more than a hundred years. We take a look at how scouting has worked to mold young leaders into becoming the best adults they can be and find their own success.

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      ARS Gallery's 10 Year Anniversary of the "I Am the Greatest Project"

      John Suave is an artist from the Michiana area who rose to prominence in 2012, presenting 16 of his sculptures for the "I Am the Greatest" project at ARS Gallery. This project has since been in contin... (Show More)

      John Suave is an artist from the Michiana area who rose to prominence in 2012, presenting 16 of his sculptures for the "I Am the Greatest" project at ARS Gallery. This project has since been in continuance, spreading inspiration and creativity, to the community, through the gallery's workshops.

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    March 3rd & 24th, 2021

    Airdate: March 3, 2021

    Education Counts highlights local and regional initiatives that are making a difference in Michiana. Learn where teenagers writers can get practice and feedback through the Get Inked Teen Writing Conf... (Show More)

    Education Counts highlights local and regional initiatives that are making a difference in Michiana. Learn where teenagers writers can get practice and feedback through the Get Inked Teen Writing Conference. Discover how Strong Beginnings helps parents and preschoolers be ready for the transition to kindergarten. The SPARC Project at the University of Notre Dame is helping build better communication skills and strengthen relationships in families with disabled children with siblings. See how Kindness to Prevent Blindness is helping children excel in the classroom.

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      The SPARC Project

      The SPARC Project at the University of Notre Dame is working to strengthen relationships and support communication in families with a child who is either intellectually or developmentally disabled. Th... (Show More)

      The SPARC Project at the University of Notre Dame is working to strengthen relationships and support communication in families with a child who is either intellectually or developmentally disabled. The other goal is to find the best ways to promote effective communication and conflict resolution.

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      Get Inked

      For writers to grow their skills, they need a place to learn and grow. But teenage writers don't usually have that place. To remedy this, Saint Mary's College hosts an annual teen writing conference c... (Show More)

      For writers to grow their skills, they need a place to learn and grow. But teenage writers don't usually have that place. To remedy this, Saint Mary's College hosts an annual teen writing conference called Get Inked. Young writers get the chance to present their work and receive feedback from published authors.

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      Kindness to Prevent Blindness

      When it comes to a child's education, vision needs aren't usually seen as a factor that can affect the outcome. The Kindness to Prevent Blindness program, sees this problem and wants to ensure that st... (Show More)

      When it comes to a child's education, vision needs aren't usually seen as a factor that can affect the outcome. The Kindness to Prevent Blindness program, sees this problem and wants to ensure that students are seeing clearly enough to accomplish their academic goals. They know that vitality of vision in learning and want to do their part to make sure that learning can continue to be seemless and fun for students.

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    February 17th, 2021

    Airdate: February 17, 2021

    Education Counts looks for quality education and programs that impact our community. This week find out how a bilingual preschool at Jefferson Elementary in Plymouth is preparing students for kinderga... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for quality education and programs that impact our community. This week find out how a bilingual preschool at Jefferson Elementary in Plymouth is preparing students for kindergarten. See how Jobs for Michigan's Graduates is arming students with skills for education, the workplace and life. Learn how 50/50 Mentoring at the Benton Harbor Readiness Center trains high school students for work and volunteerism while mentoring elementary students. Discover how the 21st Century Scholar Success Initiative will lead more students to college.

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      21st Century Scholar Success Initiative

      21st Century Scholars helps students not only get to college, but graduate and move in to the job market. Thanks to a grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County is w... (Show More)

      21st Century Scholars helps students not only get to college, but graduate and move in to the job market. Thanks to a grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County is working to make sure more area students are able to take part. The aim is to not only invest in the future of students, but also the future of local communities.

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      Benton Harbor Readiness Center 50/50 Mentoring Program

      The Benton Harbor Readiness Center provides a safe after school environment for kids to get help with homework and provides teens with valuable work experience, through their 50/50 Mentoring Program. ... (Show More)

      The Benton Harbor Readiness Center provides a safe after school environment for kids to get help with homework and provides teens with valuable work experience, through their 50/50 Mentoring Program. They believe that it’s vital to the community, to provide both children and teens with stimulating and productive after school activities.

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    February 10th, 2021

    Airdate: February 10, 2021

    Education Counts seeks innovative ways people are learning. Discover how the South Bend Civic Theatre is adapting its educational initiatives. See how kids can connect through letter writing librarian... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks innovative ways people are learning. Discover how the South Bend Civic Theatre is adapting its educational initiatives. See how kids can connect through letter writing librarians in Goshen. Manchester University students are (Re)Imagining Leadership. Learn how to join The Great Conversation around classic books in Dowagiac.

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      The Great Conversation Book Club

      Reading classical literature isn't something that just happens in a classroom or that is studied by experts. It's also something any average reader can take part in. Dowagiac District Library wants to... (Show More)

      Reading classical literature isn't something that just happens in a classroom or that is studied by experts. It's also something any average reader can take part in. Dowagiac District Library wants to know what you have to say about these reads, at The Great Conversation book club.

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      Librarian Pen Pals

      In the digital age, some forms of communication have become obsolete. However, Goshen Public Library believes that some forms of communication shouldn't be disregarded too soon. That's why they are wr... (Show More)

      In the digital age, some forms of communication have become obsolete. However, Goshen Public Library believes that some forms of communication shouldn't be disregarded too soon. That's why they are writing letters to children, in the midst of our social distanced present. They believe written communication isn't a dead art, and can also have numerous benefits for the children and librarians involved.

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      South Bend Civic Theatre Educational Programs

      The South Bend Civic Theatre works to provide more than just entertainment. And they're working even harder to provide community connection even in tough times. We explore their educational programs a... (Show More)

      The South Bend Civic Theatre works to provide more than just entertainment. And they're working even harder to provide community connection even in tough times. We explore their educational programs as well as what they're doing moving forward.

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    January 6th, 2021

    Airdate: January 6, 2021

    It's the first episode of 2021 for Education Counts Michiana. We present four new segments about education. See how Trojan Heroes recognizes those who go above and beyond in Sturgis schools. Learn how... (Show More)

    It's the first episode of 2021 for Education Counts Michiana. We present four new segments about education. See how Trojan Heroes recognizes those who go above and beyond in Sturgis schools. Learn how trauma-informed strategies can help parents and students understand disruptive behavior in young children. Find out what job exploration programs are available for students with IEP's at the Career Academy in South Bend. See how iCivics can be implemented into the classroom for discussion around civics.

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      iCivics

      With so much emphasis placed on math and reading these days, students are not learning what it means to be civilly engaged. iCivics is an online resource that provides games and even curriculum to tea... (Show More)

      With so much emphasis placed on math and reading these days, students are not learning what it means to be civilly engaged. iCivics is an online resource that provides games and even curriculum to teach students of all ages about being active citizens.

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      Trauma Informed Strategies

      When young children act up, it doesn't mean they're misbehaved. Trauma-informed strategies are ways for teachers and even parents to understand and help a child who could actually be crying out for he... (Show More)

      When young children act up, it doesn't mean they're misbehaved. Trauma-informed strategies are ways for teachers and even parents to understand and help a child who could actually be crying out for help.

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      Trojan Heroes

      Trojan Heroes is a program started to make sure that no school employee goes unnoticed for their efforts. It was put in place to offer a light at the end of a long tunnel, so that employees at Sturgis... (Show More)

      Trojan Heroes is a program started to make sure that no school employee goes unnoticed for their efforts. It was put in place to offer a light at the end of a long tunnel, so that employees at Sturgis schools are just as encouraged to continue their good deeds, as they do for the students that they serve.

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      Special Education Transition Program at Career Academy

      Career Academy in South Bend wants to prepare their students for life after school, by teaching them the basics when it comes to job exploration. Their Special Education program is no different. Thoug... (Show More)

      Career Academy in South Bend wants to prepare their students for life after school, by teaching them the basics when it comes to job exploration. Their Special Education program is no different. Though students with IEPs may feel as though there aren't many paths to take, they want to instill hope in their students and their parents. They do this through encouragement and 1-to-1 guidance, as they show them that there are just as many options

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    December 9th, 2020

    Airdate: December 9, 2020

    This week on Education Counts we highlight our stories about programs and initiatives that are helping students learn. This week find out how students in Elkhart and Goshen can use live tutors through... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts we highlight our stories about programs and initiatives that are helping students learn. This week find out how students in Elkhart and Goshen can use live tutors through Brainfuse. See an emergency preparedness training facility for first responders. Learn how Teaching Books is making a difference for young readers. Discover what students are learning through paid apprenticeships in Elkhart County.

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      Teaching Books

      Finding new ways to engage young students in what they're reading can often be a challenge. Teaching Books is a resource that provides ways to make sure kids are getting the most they can whether they... (Show More)

      Finding new ways to engage young students in what they're reading can often be a challenge. Teaching Books is a resource that provides ways to make sure kids are getting the most they can whether they're reading or being read to.

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      Brainfuse

      There are plenty of times when a student may need some extra help with their school work. Students in Elkhart and Goshen can get that extra help if they need it through a program known as Brainfuse. B... (Show More)

      There are plenty of times when a student may need some extra help with their school work. Students in Elkhart and Goshen can get that extra help if they need it through a program known as Brainfuse. Brainfuse is a digital resource that can connect students to live tutors.

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    December 2nd, 2020

    Airdate: December 2, 2020

    Education Counts looks for the best programs and initiatives in education. This week we feature an internship program that teaches farm management and sustainability at Bertrand Farm. Families can lea... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for the best programs and initiatives in education. This week we feature an internship program that teaches farm management and sustainability at Bertrand Farm. Families can learn about nature and earn badges and pins through a program called Hoosier Quest. Students explore the process of manufacturing and meet potential employers through Goshen's Virtual Manufacturing Day. Joint Educational Services in Special Education (J.E.S.S.E) is a program ensuring students with special needs have resources for success in school.

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      Hoosier Quest

      One of the best ways to learn about nature is to get out and actually explore it. The Hoosier Quest program offers and fun way to encourage people to get and out and explore Indiana's State Parks and ... (Show More)

      One of the best ways to learn about nature is to get out and actually explore it. The Hoosier Quest program offers and fun way to encourage people to get and out and explore Indiana's State Parks and earn a patch or a pin along the way.

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      J.E.S.S.E.

      All students have the capacity to learn as long as they have the tools they need. J.E.S.S.E. is a co-op of nine school corporations across multiple Indiana counties that provides students with special... (Show More)

      All students have the capacity to learn as long as they have the tools they need. J.E.S.S.E. is a co-op of nine school corporations across multiple Indiana counties that provides students with special needs with the resources to make sure they're able to succeed in school.

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    November 18th, 2020

    Airdate: November 18, 2020

    Education Counts seeks to promote initiatives in education that are successful and inspire replication. This week we feature a sustainability program at Hollywood Elementary School in Stevensville tha... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks to promote initiatives in education that are successful and inspire replication. This week we feature a sustainability program at Hollywood Elementary School in Stevensville that is teaching students where their food comes from. Colere Quartet is inspiring future musicians to pick up an instrument and learn to play. P.A.C.T. stands for Promise Academy for Conflict Transformation which gives students tools for expressing emotion and helping them respond to conflict in more positive ways. Learn about the history behind women gaining the right to vote, who local key players were and how it has impacted our region.

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      Planting Sustainability at Hollywood Elementary

      Gardening has been taught at Hollywood Elementary in Stevensville, Michigan for years. However in this day and age, educators at Hollywood Elementary find that it is even more vital to teach children ... (Show More)

      Gardening has been taught at Hollywood Elementary in Stevensville, Michigan for years. However in this day and age, educators at Hollywood Elementary find that it is even more vital to teach children where their food comes from. They also like to teach their students the importance of also taking care of the earth while doing so. They believe gardening is an essential life skill, and teaching students the basic sets them on the right path to career and health choices.

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      The Colere Quartet

      Music has a very special power. It brings together people from all walks of life to make something magical. To help spread the message of making music the Colere Quartet is taking their message on the... (Show More)

      Music has a very special power. It brings together people from all walks of life to make something magical. To help spread the message of making music the Colere Quartet is taking their message on the road in hopes of inspiring young kids to pick an instrument.

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      Votes for Women Exhibit

      It was only a century ago that women in the United States were given the right to vote in elections. The History Museum in South Bend is honoring those who fought for that right in their Votes for W... (Show More)

      It was only a century ago that women in the United States were given the right to vote in elections. The History Museum in South Bend is honoring those who fought for that right in their Votes for Women Exhibit.        

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      P.A.C.T.

      The Center for Community Justice is trying to erase the words "at risk" and replace them with "at promise", in regards to teens who have made bad decisions when it comes to emotional expression. They ... (Show More)

      The Center for Community Justice is trying to erase the words "at risk" and replace them with "at promise", in regards to teens who have made bad decisions when it comes to emotional expression. They want to shape these young people into adults who are responsible with their emotional expression so that they not only avoid making impulsive decisions that they may regret, but that they also transform their community through their positive actions.

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    November 11th, 2020

    Airdate: November 11, 2020

    This week on Education Counts Michiana, see how teachers are coping with change fatigue, discover what's in store for students who are part of the activity club at Culver-Union Township Public Library... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts Michiana, see how teachers are coping with change fatigue, discover what's in store for students who are part of the activity club at Culver-Union Township Public Library, learn about new app that's connecting students and homework study and find out how girls at the Benton Harbor Girls Academy are learning confidence through academics. Education Counts Michiana highlights programs and initiatives that are working to provide the best in teaching and leanring.

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      Change Fatigue

      Change is always happening. And it's happened even more so in the world of education. But often times, too much change can lead to Change Fatigue. We find out how all educators are able to cope with... (Show More)

      Change is always happening. And it's happened even more so in the world of education. But often times, too much change can lead to Change Fatigue. We find out how all educators are able to cope with change and adapt for the future.        

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    October 21st, 2020

    Airdate: October 21, 2020

    Education Counts is looking for innovative ways to teach, learn and create understanding. This week, discover how students are learning about aviation through Civil Air Patrol program at John Adams ... (Show More)

    Education Counts is looking for innovative ways to teach, learn and create understanding. This week, discover how students are learning about aviation through Civil Air Patrol program at John Adams High School in South Bend. See how students are learning the business of radio broadcasting through internships at WSMK/WNIL. See how the Southwest Michigan Miracle League is a place for all athletes of any ability can be included and part of a team. Celebrate student creativity through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

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      Civil Air Patrol

      Students at John Adams High School in South Bend have the chance to join the school's Civil Air Patrol. They get to learn more about aeronautics and even have the chance to fly small aircrafts as the ... (Show More)

      Students at John Adams High School in South Bend have the chance to join the school's Civil Air Patrol. They get to learn more about aeronautics and even have the chance to fly small aircrafts as the first steps to a potential career.

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      Southwest Michigan Miracle League

      Sports can be a fun way to learn and get some exercise. But not everyone is capable of getting out onto the field. The Southwest Michigan Miracle League provides young players of all abilities the cha... (Show More)

      Sports can be a fun way to learn and get some exercise. But not everyone is capable of getting out onto the field. The Southwest Michigan Miracle League provides young players of all abilities the chance to play baseball and be part of a team.

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    October 14th, 2020

    Airdate: October 14, 2020

    This week on Education Counts we have four more segments featuring innovation in education. Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a program that lets students explore other countries. Learn ho... (Show More)

    This week on Education Counts we have four more segments featuring innovation in education. Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a program that lets students explore other countries. Learn how the Gentlemen and Scholars' Spelling Bee Explosion teaches confidence and engages students in public speaking. Elkhart Schools share tools for parents for distance learning. See what steps Michigan City Virtual Academy has adapted to flexible learning.

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      Passport Pals and STEAM Squad

      To provide additional fun and interactive activities, the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a set of programs called Passport Pals and STEAM Squad. Through these programs kids will get the... (Show More)

      To provide additional fun and interactive activities, the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library launched a set of programs called Passport Pals and STEAM Squad. Through these programs kids will get the chance to explore other countries and do some hands on projects without leaving their houses.

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      E-Learning Parenting Tools

      Kids attending classes from home hasn't just been a learning experience for students and teachers. Parents are also finding they need some help to make sure their children are staying on task. We expl... (Show More)

      Kids attending classes from home hasn't just been a learning experience for students and teachers. Parents are also finding they need some help to make sure their children are staying on task. We explore some tips and tricks so parents can make sure at home learning goes smoothly.

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      Gentlemen and Scholars: Spelling Bee Explosion

      Gentlemen and Scholars has been on a mission to empower the youth in the Michiana area for years. They do this through their Spelling Bee Explosions. Though this year's spelling bee will be seen virtu... (Show More)

      Gentlemen and Scholars has been on a mission to empower the youth in the Michiana area for years. They do this through their Spelling Bee Explosions. Though this year's spelling bee will be seen virtually, the feelings are all the same. With their fourth annual Spelling Bee Explosion they are extending that mission by teaching students confidence and comfortability through public speaking.

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      Michigan City Virtual Academy

      Michigan City has been prepared to teach children virtually. Their Virtual Academy was founded in 2019, and in 2020 saw a surge in enrollment due to more schools taking teaching digital. Michigan City... (Show More)

      Michigan City has been prepared to teach children virtually. Their Virtual Academy was founded in 2019, and in 2020 saw a surge in enrollment due to more schools taking teaching digital. Michigan City's Virtual Academy is perfect for students who want to add more flexibility to their day, and also participate in extracurricular programs.

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    October 7th, 2020

    Airdate: October 7, 2020

    Education Counts seeks programs and initiatives in education that are innovative and impactful. This week we feature B.E.A.R Reading Center that helps students who have reading hurdles. Teachers have ... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks programs and initiatives in education that are innovative and impactful. This week we feature B.E.A.R Reading Center that helps students who have reading hurdles. Teachers have a new resources in PBS Teacher Planning Kits. Learn about internship opportunities at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. See how adults are shaping young minds in education through the Slicer Champions Mentoring Program.

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      Slicer Champions Mentoring Program

      All students need the consistent support of adults in their lives, but not every student has that. Slicer Champions is a mentoring program in La Porte that pairs students with adult mentors to help th... (Show More)

      All students need the consistent support of adults in their lives, but not every student has that. Slicer Champions is a mentoring program in La Porte that pairs students with adult mentors to help them set goals, problem solve and celebrate successes.

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      PBS Teacher Planning Kits

      Teachers have found themselves in a position they may be unfamiliar with. To make sure teachers have a wide variety of resources at their disposal, PBS created a series of Planning Kits to cover ages ... (Show More)

      Teachers have found themselves in a position they may be unfamiliar with. To make sure teachers have a wide variety of resources at their disposal, PBS created a series of Planning Kits to cover ages from early childhood to high school. We take a look at how teachers will be able to use these to reach every one of their students.

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      B.E.A.R. Reading Center

      The B.E.A.R Dyslexia Center is a non-profit that focuses on the proper education of children. They understand that some children need a bit more focused learning, so they work to ensure that they are ... (Show More)

      The B.E.A.R Dyslexia Center is a non-profit that focuses on the proper education of children. They understand that some children need a bit more focused learning, so they work to ensure that they are up to speed with the rest of their classmates. However with COVID, there are some changes to the methods that they will use to tutor these children.

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    September 23rd, 2020

    Airdate: September 23, 2020

    We've got four new stories about education lined up for a new episode of Education Counts. Find out how Andrews University modified SciFest to include students across the nation in the annual event. L... (Show More)

    We've got four new stories about education lined up for a new episode of Education Counts. Find out how Andrews University modified SciFest to include students across the nation in the annual event. Learn how public television is experimenting with datacasting to deliver educational materials to students in weak internet areas of the country. Robinson Community Learning Center has a new building, a new look and will be able to provide more services for students in South Bend. Take a virtual tour through the Civil Rights Heritage Center.

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      Datacasting

      Students being able to access information through an Internet connections has become an every day part of life. But there are many areas where connections can be spotty at best. We take look at how pu... (Show More)

      Students being able to access information through an Internet connections has become an every day part of life. But there are many areas where connections can be spotty at best. We take look at how public media stations are testing the use of datacasting for education.

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      New Robinson Community Learning Center

      The Robinson Community Center in South Bend has always served as a place for people of all ages to find enrichment. And now, after moving into a brand new building, we discover what can be expected of... (Show More)

      The Robinson Community Center in South Bend has always served as a place for people of all ages to find enrichment. And now, after moving into a brand new building, we discover what can be expected of this larger space.

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      Andrews University SciFest

      SciFest at Andrews University has always been encouraging STEM education to students. But due to COVID, they had to get innovative, which has seemingly turned out to be advantageous for them. Even tho... (Show More)

      SciFest at Andrews University has always been encouraging STEM education to students. But due to COVID, they had to get innovative, which has seemingly turned out to be advantageous for them. Even though students are unable to visit the campus for this year's SciFest, Andrews University has been able to send the the fest to students' homes across the U.S.

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      Civil Rights Heritage Center Virtual Tour

      The Civil Rights Heritage Center is a staple, highlighting the strides African Americans have made in our community. They have opened their doors to encourage community engagement, through promoting o... (Show More)

      The Civil Rights Heritage Center is a staple, highlighting the strides African Americans have made in our community. They have opened their doors to encourage community engagement, through promoting open dialogues on cultural ongoings. They have now extended that open door digitally, giving people a virtual tour of the historical building, from their homes.

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    September 16th, 2020

    Airdate: September 16, 2020

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, see how Good Shepherd Montessori is getting kids outside and hands-on. Find out about the School of Wine and Viticulture at LaKe Michigan College a... (Show More)

    On this week's episode of Education Counts Michiana, see how Good Shepherd Montessori is getting kids outside and hands-on. Find out about the School of Wine and Viticulture at LaKe Michigan College and how students are learning the bigger business of wine making. Discover how the Innovation Moshpit is inspiring business growth. See how Ivy Tech Community College students and alumni are connecting to employers through the career connecting program.

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      Good Shepherd Montessori School

      Thinking differently and being hands on has always been the motto of Montessori schools. But with increasing health concerns, it can be difficult to continue with that style of educating... (Show More)

      Thinking differently and being hands on has always been the motto of Montessori schools. But with increasing health concerns, it can be difficult to continue with that style of educating. We head to the Good Shepherd Montessori School in South Bend to see how they're working to keep staying hands on.        

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    September 9th, 2020

    Airdate: September 9, 2020

    We're always searching for programs and initiatives that further the education of students and teachers. This week, see how Elkhart schools are dealing with school uncertainty. Learn about IMPower and... (Show More)

    We're always searching for programs and initiatives that further the education of students and teachers. This week, see how Elkhart schools are dealing with school uncertainty. Learn about IMPower and how adults are learning about the basics of finances, the importance of community and business ownership. Discover how schools in LaGrange County are addressing emotional and mental health issues. Find out how flight simulators are engaging future pilots and paving the way for advanced learning on the ground.

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      Addressing Mental Health

      Between academics and other school activities, it can be easy to miss the signs a student may be having trouble addressing emotional and mental issues. This is an area only explored typically in the m... (Show More)

      Between academics and other school activities, it can be easy to miss the signs a student may be having trouble addressing emotional and mental issues. This is an area only explored typically in the most traumatic of situations, but should be handled more often.We take a look at how Lakeland Schools in LaGrange are addressing the importance of a student's mental well-being.

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      Handling Uncertainty

      The COVID-19 Pandemic has put many schools into a situation they'd never seen before. That uncertainty has created levels of anxiety not just in parents, but also in students. We check in with the Elk... (Show More)

      The COVID-19 Pandemic has put many schools into a situation they'd never seen before. That uncertainty has created levels of anxiety not just in parents, but also in students. We check in with the Elkhart Community Schools to find out what they're doing to create at least some sense of normalcy for their students.

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    September 2nd, 2020

    Airdate: September 2, 2020

    Education Counts looks for the best ideas in education. This week learn how students are being trained at the RV Technical Institute. See how adults are gaining economic freedom through classes and ce... (Show More)

    Education Counts looks for the best ideas in education. This week learn how students are being trained at the RV Technical Institute. See how adults are gaining economic freedom through classes and certifications in the Freedom Academy. The Leadership Academy teaches how to be better community leaders and benefit the local economy. The Disability Network Southwest Michigan connects programs and services to people with mental and physical disability.

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      Disability Network Southwest Michigan

      Disability Network Southwest Michigan works to make sure people with disabilities whether they're physical or mental are informed of the services available to them as well as teaching them how to be m... (Show More)

      Disability Network Southwest Michigan works to make sure people with disabilities whether they're physical or mental are informed of the services available to them as well as teaching them how to be more independent. These could include things like how to get a job or even live on their own. By educating those people along with those around them, the organization hopes everyone is capable of living life to the fullest.

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    August 19th, 2020

    Airdate: August 19, 2020

    We are always in search of programs and initiatives in the name of education that are best practices and able to be replicated and adapted. This week on Education Counts we feature Goodwill's 2nd Chan... (Show More)

    We are always in search of programs and initiatives in the name of education that are best practices and able to be replicated and adapted. This week on Education Counts we feature Goodwill's 2nd Chance at Work program, a local program for adults that is helping bridge the gap between unemployed and gainfully employed. Purdue Polytechnic High School South Bend is giving students hands-on learning and skills through STEM projects and curriculum. HerMichiana spotlights education, training and resources that are available to women in need. The Lilly Endowment is helping preserve youth programs at risk of shuttering during the pandemic by supplying funding so the programs can make the impact they were designed for.

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      Youth Program Resilience Fund

      The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in one way or another. With many schools closed, this left youth programs unsure of their own futures. To make sure these types of programs were able to kee... (Show More)

      The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in one way or another. With many schools closed, this left youth programs unsure of their own futures. To make sure these types of programs were able to keep going, the Lilly Endowment created a Youth Program Resilience Fund.

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      Purdue Polytechnic High School

      In order to better prepare students for college, Purdue University launched the Purdue Polytechnic High School. The program teaches students through hands-on and project based learning while also bein... (Show More)

      In order to better prepare students for college, Purdue University launched the Purdue Polytechnic High School. The program teaches students through hands-on and project based learning while also being STEM focused. The aim is for students to be ready to take on whatever the world throws at them.

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    August 12th, 2020

    Airdate: August 12, 2020

    Education Counts seeks the best ideas in education regionally. Follow us to the La Porte County Public Library's Mobile Classroom that teaches STEM activities. Find out how Ivy Tech is keeping student... (Show More)

    Education Counts seeks the best ideas in education regionally. Follow us to the La Porte County Public Library's Mobile Classroom that teaches STEM activities. Find out how Ivy Tech is keeping students digitally connected. See how students at Syracuse Elementary are learning healthy habits during lunch. Learn how Ring Lardner Middle School received a state fitness grant to develop the Don't Quit Fitness Center in Niles.

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      La Porte County Public Library's Mobile Classroom

      La Porte County Public Library’s Mobile Classroom is something like the magic school bus. Except the magic that they provide is practical hands on learning skills, local and regional career oppo... (Show More)

      La Porte County Public Library’s Mobile Classroom is something like the magic school bus. Except the magic that they provide is practical hands on learning skills, local and regional career opportunities, science and social studies, and even comes with wifi.

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      Don't Quit Fitness Center

      Academic health is important, but so is physical health. To make sure schools have the necessary equipment the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils created a grant. Ring Lardner Middle ... (Show More)

      Academic health is important, but so is physical health. To make sure schools have the necessary equipment the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils created a grant. Ring Lardner Middle School became one of three schools in the state to receive one of these grants which resulted in the "Don't Quit Fitness Center" in Niles.

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      Goshen Health: Learning Healthy Habits During Lunch

      Goshen Health wants Syracuse elementary students to know that yes, it does matter what you put into your brain, but also what you put into you stomach as well. They are teaching students how to develo... (Show More)

      Goshen Health wants Syracuse elementary students to know that yes, it does matter what you put into your brain, but also what you put into you stomach as well. They are teaching students how to develop healthy eating habits so that they can stay healthy. They also are teaching them about the benefits of staying active.

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    August 5th, 2020

    Airdate: August 5, 2020

    Watch Education Counts Michiana for some of the best practices in education. Visit YouthBuild to see how students are learning more than how to build houses. The 2020 Summer Reading Program in Kewanna... (Show More)

    Watch Education Counts Michiana for some of the best practices in education. Visit YouthBuild to see how students are learning more than how to build houses. The 2020 Summer Reading Program in Kewanna has some special elements to make reading fun. The Next Level Jobs Program is a statewide program in Indiana providing training and expertise in the changing workforce. Find out how Grace Learning Center is teaching adult students how to overcome obstacles by providing classes on a variety of subjects.

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      Summer Reading at Kewanna-Union Township Library

      Many libraries have summer reading programs, however the public library in Kewanna, Indiana has their own spin on things. Not only are they providing children through teens great reading materials, th... (Show More)

      Many libraries have summer reading programs, however the public library in Kewanna, Indiana has their own spin on things. Not only are they providing children through teens great reading materials, they are also providing them with fun arts and crafts kits, to help their minds stay imaginative throughout the summer. Literacy is a passion of their workers, because they believe it is fundamental to their overall character development.

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    July 22nd, 2020

    Airdate: July 22, 2020

    Education Counts Michiana looks for the best in local education programs and resources from pre-k through lifelong learning. This week find our how "Coffee With a Purpose" is a program through Jobs fo... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana looks for the best in local education programs and resources from pre-k through lifelong learning. This week find our how "Coffee With a Purpose" is a program through Jobs for Michigan's Graduates in getting real conversations started. The Applied Internship Program is a South Bend-Elkhart program teaching students about start-ups and entrepreneurship. The Merry Lea Summer session through Goshen College connects students to nature and gives teachers the tools the bring nature into their classrooms. The University of Notre Dame teaches equity in the workplace making the environment welcoming, fair and impartial.

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      Coffee with a Purpose

      Job's for Michigan's Graduates and Youth Solutions works to provide high school students with the tools they need to find success. Academics are important, but so is finding a safe place to discuss di... (Show More)

      Job's for Michigan's Graduates and Youth Solutions works to provide high school students with the tools they need to find success. Academics are important, but so is finding a safe place to discuss different topics. Through Coffee with a Purpose, they're creating a forum where people can take part in open discussion.

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      Merry Lea Summer Sessions

      Hands on learning in nature has become more important than ever. The Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College provides not only a place to learn about nature, but also gives teachers ... (Show More)

      Hands on learning in nature has become more important than ever. The Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College provides not only a place to learn about nature, but also gives teachers the tools to bring nature into their own classrooms.

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    July 8th, 2020

    Airdate: July 8, 2020

    Learn about regional and national programs and initiatives in education on Education Counts. Learn how a local musician's passion for music has become his legacy in Drew's Gift of Music in Marshall Co... (Show More)

    Learn about regional and national programs and initiatives in education on Education Counts. Learn how a local musician's passion for music has become his legacy in Drew's Gift of Music in Marshall County. See how the Starke County Youth Club plays a vital role in connection and enrichment. Step on the Little Bucks Bookmobile and see how summer reading is being made accessible to students in Buchanan. Meet Moxie Robot who teaches kids soft skills through interactivity.

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      Starke County Youth Club

      In order to reach their full potential, students need a place where they feel supported and can have their interests nurtured. The Starke County Youth Club's mission is to provide a place where those ... (Show More)

      In order to reach their full potential, students need a place where they feel supported and can have their interests nurtured. The Starke County Youth Club's mission is to provide a place where those children can find that enrichment and even discover something new about themselves.

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      Brookview Montessori School

      The Montessori approach encourages learning through self directed activity and collaborative play. W...

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      JA JobSpark

      A career is more than just a job. It's something a person is excited to get up in the morning and do...

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      Milken Educator Award

      Every year, the Milken Family Family Foundation honors educators across the country with the Milken ...

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