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10 Tips to Avoid Parking Lot Hazards

December 17, 2015

During the busy holiday season, there are many distractions that make parking lots a fairly dangerous place to be. If everyone does their part and respects others by adhering to smart safety tips, accidents will be minimized significantly. ...

Topic: Auto , Safety, Insurance

What’s Bill of Rights Day? Ask a Meemic Educator!

December 15, 2015

Americans are very fond of saying they know their “rights”!  But how many of us truly know why we have those “rights” or how these “rights” are the foundation of what all Americans hold dear? 

Topic: Community, Education

5 Myths About Auto Theft

December 9, 2015

According to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, one vehicle is stolen about every 30 seconds in the U.S. We dispel some of the myths surrounding auto theft. ...

Topic: Auto , Safety, Education

Winter Weather FAQ

November 25, 2015

From the difference between advisories, watches and warnings, to the symptoms of hypothermia, to the perils of wind chill and ice storms, we try to answer your questions about winter weather.

Topic: Safety, Education

Read. Read. READ!

November 17, 2015

One of the most amazing and pleasurable things Michigan Teacher of the Year Rick Joseph gets to do as an educator is read aloud to students every day. Educators and parents know the central role that reading aloud plays in the literacy of both children and adults.

Topic: Community, MTOY, Teaching

Halloween Safety Tips

October 26, 2015

Harvest Day and Halloween celebrations are fun for children who enjoy wearing costumes and eating treats. The Centers for Disease Control encourages adults to plan parties with healthy snacks and to pass out healthy treats to kids on Halloween. Read on for more tips. ...

Topic: Safety, Education

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

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