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Cultivating creative problem solvers by connecting families to quality STEM learning and career resources

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We believe that investing in our youth to develop their creative problem-solving skills from an early age is essential to their ability to thrive in the rapidly evolving global economy.

Here is what we are doing about it:

Reaching Kids by Supporting Our Schools!


Scholarships  for Teacher Professional Development (training on the curriculum youth need)

3D Printers for Classrooms

3D Printed Gutter Car Derby

Supporting  In-School STEM Events

STEM Professional Volunteers for Schools

STEM Program Development Consulting

Increasing Resources:

Schools Cannot Do It Alone!


STEM Kits for Regional Libraries

STEAM Maker Alliance

3D Printer Programs in Libraries

STEM Event Volunteers

STEM Career Exploring Clubs

Summer Internship Programs


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Empowering Families by Creating a Regional STEM Hub!


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Regional Career Investigation Platform (Work in Progress)

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Feb-Mar Families First Column

Rube Goldberg Machines are crazy contraptions that do very simple tasks. They are a very fun way to develop a wide variety of engineering skills!

Dec-Jan Newton's Road Column

Discover fun ways for your family to have a greener holiday season this year!

Oct-Nov Newton's Road Column

Explore ways to engage in STEM learning this Fall. Northern Michigan is a fantastic place to observe and engage in the physical phenomena of our earth. 

Aug-Sep Families First Article

In this article, you will find ideas on how to help your kids reach their full learning potential. How do we effectively apply our natural ability to learn in a school or work environment?

Aug-Sep Newton's Road Column

We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful, clear and unique place to observe the night sky. Currently, only 1% of the US population lives in a region with dark sky viewing. This is a great time of year for families to explore the night sky. In this column, you will find some of the best Northern Michigan sites for viewing the night sky and resources for engaging kids.


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Points North, Ep. 43: Glen Arbor proposed development, veganism and STEM kits for kids

This week on Points North, we talk to the publisher of the Glen Arbor Sun about a proposed housing development near Crystal Lake. Also, a man lost nearly 80 pounds on a plant-based diet.  Plus, kids now have access to STEM learning at regional libraries.