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Trail Genius maps bike, ski and hiking trails.

Trail mapping software shows would-be explorers the way

Trail Genius started out as a cool idea from two Michigan Tech students and mountain biking fans. Now, it's a business that is charting new paths all over the country--quite literally.

Kids in the MFAK program learn instruments

U.P. program brings music to underserved youth

Music for All Kids founder Shane Murray operates under the belief that all young people deserve to have music in their lives, and offers up free instruments and music training to make that happen.

Michigan's Children

Long-time children's advocate embraces new role

As Matt Gillard takes the helm of Michigan’s Children, a statewide, nonpartisan advocacy group, he plans to move children’s issues up the priority list for elected officials. 

MTU's Charles Wallace of Breaking Digital Barriers project

Universities get a little help from their friends with crowdfunding

Universities in Michigan are getting into the act of seeking funds via crowdfunding for research projects and entrepreneurial ideas. Read how two universities are using crowdfunding to support projects that will impact our lives.

Jenn Hill of Superior Watershed  Partnership and youth at the greenhouse

Youth help conserve Great Lakes through Superior Watershed Partnership programs

K-12 students are taking part in a monarch butterfly project, while 16-24 year olds have been working in the Great Lakes Conservation Corps for years. Both are initiatives through the Superior Watershed Partnership to connect youth with their environment.
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