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The Idea Hive – Where Ideas Turn to Action

October 20, 2015

Challenging, personal, transformative conversations happen on a daily basis in the Idea Hive, a classroom space shared by Jeff Croley and Jason LaFay at Dewitt High School. MTOY Rick Joseph pays a visit. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching, Social Media

Meemic Hits the Airwaves on NCTV17

October 15, 2015

Dwain Ackerman of Ackerman Insurance Group in Warrenville, IL, and Meemic Foundation Executive Director Pam Harlin recently filmed an episode of Business Connection on Naperville Community Television, Channel 17. ...

Topic: Community, Foundation

'Empathy in Action' works at home - and the classroom

September 21, 2015

As an educator, Michigan Teacher of the Year Rick Joseph is constantly aware of the importance of cultivating communities of care. As he helps his son batter cancer, he sees people who could use some extra help – something consistent with the first component of his platform as MTOY – equity. ...

Topic: Community, MTOY, Teaching

Start Winterizing Early

September 1, 2015

While the weather is still nice, it’s time for homeowners to start securing their homes for protection against wind, snow, ice and other harsh elements. ...

Topic: Home, Safety, Insurance, Education

School Bus Safety Reminders

August 20, 2015

As a brand new school year begins, thousands of students will again be boarding the bus to head to school. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds parents, students and motorists all to be alert and to put safety first in school zones and near school bus stops. ...

Topic: Safety, Community, Education

Meet 2015-16 MTOY Rick Joseph

August 17, 2015

Rick Joseph is Michigan’s Teacher of the Year for 2015-16. He’s a fifth/sixth grade teacher at Birmingham Covington School and has more than 20 years of classroom experience. We talked with Rick about his teaching experience and what his goals are for the coming school year. ...

Topic: Community, MTOY, Teaching

Meemic Helps Humble Design Help Families

August 11, 2015

On Saturday, Aug. 8, a team of 30 Meemic employees joined with Humble Design to prepare three houses, including furniture, accessories, toys and decor, for new families to move into.

Topic: Community

Like a Boy Scout, Be Prepared When Camping

July 1, 2015

Before you decide to go off the grid to enjoy the tranquility of nature, be sure to keep in mind a few tips that may help your camping experience be a more enjoyable one.
 

Topic: Safety, Travel, Education

The Summer Road Trip – Prepare to Have Fun!

June 16, 2015

Nothing creates more family memories than the summer road trip.  Be sure your trip is all that you want it to be by some simple planning and preparation before you go. ...

Topic: Auto , Travel

Passing the Torch on Michigan Teacher of the Year

May 18, 2015

Exactly one year ago, Melody Arabo's life completely changed. Within moments at a surprise assembly, she went from being a third-grade teacher to being the Michigan Teacher of the Year. While that day was incredible and overwhelming and emotional, it couldn’t even begin to prepare her for the wonder and awe she would experience through this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. ...

Topic: Community, MTOY, Travel

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