Recent and Featured Kids Articles

  • Image courtesy of Up North Media Traverse City Youth Triathlon Challenges Northern Michigan Kids

    On Saturday, September 6th, 2014, Northern Michigan kids will get their chance to participate in a sport event typically reserved for more mature athletes. The Traverse City […]

  • Cycling Outdoors Northern Michigan Biking Trails

    According to this world traveler and cyclist, Northern Michigan bikers have some of the best cycling routes in the world. This story was originally published in the August […]

  • Sail the Manitou on a Labor Day cruise Events and Activities for 2014 Labor Day Weekend in Traverse City

    Planning a trip to Traverse City for Labor Day weekend? There isn’t a better time to check out the town! Whether you enjoy the water, Northern Michigan […]

  • Mackinac island labor day 10 Ways to Spend Your 2014 Mackinac Island Labor Day Weekend

    Mackinac Island: Labor Day is almost here and fall is near! Here are ideas for your 2013 Labor Day Weekend on Mackinac Island while the sun still shines.

  • GUTSEE Girls at the ready! From left: Lidia Frasz, Sarah Johnson, Norah Frasz, Kayden O’Neil, Katelyn Dittmar, Kami Chapp and Jade Fazio. Raven Hill Discovery Center Hosts Educational Programs for Girls

    During the summer of 2014, the Northern Michigan non-profit Raven Hill Discovery Center in East Jordan has provided middle school girls the opportunity to both learn and […]

  • SEEDS Youth Corps at the Grand Traverse Commons. Photo courtesy of SEEDS. SEEDS in Traverse City Promotes Green Education in Northern Michigan

    With crews of enthusiastic teens constructing trails and rebuilding barns in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and programs promoting eco-conscious living for all, Northern Michigan non-profit […]

  • All photos by Todd Zawistowski The Story of the Inland Seas and Its Captain Emeritus, Tom Kelly

    With 25 years under its belt, the Inland Seas Education Association—a Northern Michigan non-profit that sails its namesake schoolship with kids and adults in tow—has had to take […]

  • Photo by Todd Zawistowski Rheanna’s RACE: One Teen’s Rally Against Cancer

    With fumes of petroleum and clouds of dust wafting through the air, the Cherry Raceway in Fife Lake isn’t the typical venue for a Northern Michigan non-profit […]

  • Carter Oosterhouse preps runners during Carter's Kids Fun Run at the 2014 National Cherry Festival. Healthy Exercise Habits for Northern Michigan Kids with Dr. David S. Olson

    Voted the top pediatrician in Northern Michigan according to MyNorth’s annual ‘Red Hot Best’ competition (click to read the whole line-up of top-notch pediatricians) Dr. David S. […]

  • Father Fred Foundation Father Fred Foundation Seeks Back-to-School Donations

    The Traverse City-based, Northern Michigan non-profit Father Fred Foundation is seeking donations of $20 to help send Northern Michigan kids back to school in brand new shoes […]

  • Northwestern Michigan fair Video: Northwestern Michigan Fair’s Food for Kids

    All told, 450 Northern Michigan kids flocked to Traverse City’s Northwestern Michigan Fair’s Food for Kids booth, where Oryana Natural Foods Market, Crystal Mountain Resort, TCAPS, Cherry Capital Foods […]

  • All photos courtesy of Andrew R. Bender and Hoxeyville Music Festival 2014 Hoxeyville Music Festival

    The Hoxeyville Music Festival is set within the Manistee National Forest on 85 acres of pristine, heirloom farmland and features nationally touring and Northern Michigan musicians for […]

  • TC Rides TC Rides Takes Over Traverse City Streets

    Norte! Youth Cycling is a grassroots organization dedicated to getting Northern Michigan kids outdoors and on their bikes. Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer, Norte! Youth Cycling, […]

  • Petoskey Festival on The Bay Family Fun at Petoskey Festival on The Bay

    Family fun, spectacular music, and endless entertainment for the kids await you at the 12th Annual Petoskey Festival on the Bay held August 14th through the 17th […]

  • Photo courtesy of MakerBot. 3D Printers in Traverse City Schools to Spur Innovation

    3D printing is a cutting-edge technology that can provide unparalleled learning opportunities for young students, and now this technology will be available to Northern Michigan kids who […]

  • Traverse City's flagship Little Free Library on Spruce Street. Photo provided by the Traverse Area District Library. Northern Michigan Little Free Libraries in Traverse City and Beyond

    Since 2012, Northern Michigan book readers have exchanged reading materials through Little Free Libraries—miniature, street-side libraries that boast small catalogs of books freely available to passing bibliophiles. […]

  • Swimmer's itch in Northern Michigan lakes How to Avoid Swimmer’s Itch in Northern Michigan Lakes

    Swimmer’s itch is a perennial problem for kids at Northern Michigan beaches, but there are a few simple steps to keep the itching and scratching at bay […]

  • Top 10 Norhern Michigan Pediatricians Top 10 Northern Michigan Pediatricians

    Here are the top 10 Northern Michigan Pediatricians—just in time for back to school check-ups. The following winners were determined by more than 10,000 participants who voted […]

  • photo (29) How to Get Kids Hiking in Northern Michigan

    How to get kids hiking in Northern Michigan? One simple idea: bait them with wild berries. Late summer finds wild raspberries, black raspberries and even blackberries on […]

  • grow benzie Grow Benzie Offers Lifelong Healthy Skills for Children

      Northern Michigan kids can learn about agriculture and what it takes to grow Northern Michigan food at Grow Benzie in Benzonia. This Northern Michigan non-profit organization and […]